Local Leaders Forum: Towards Inclusive, Safe, Resilient & Sustainable Cities

Local governments are on the ‘frontline of opportunity’ to protect lives, livelihoods and their infrastructure assets and systems. The Local Leaders Forum will showcase how municipalities are using disaster risk management to strengthen resilience across various sectors and achieve progress against the SDGs. The Forum is organized by the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) global partnership which aims to Leave No Municipality Behind as they scale up their climate and disaster risk reduction action. MCR2030 has more than 1,000 member cities and municipalities as well as 200 service providers offering a range of tools and supports to local governments.

Session objectives

  1. Capture practical experiences and learnings from local governments of ‘SDGs in Action’
  2. Provide policy recommendations for local governments to scale up their progress towards the SDGs
  3. Guide how the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) global partnership can better support local governments to be more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
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Andy McElroy - mcelroy@un.org, Sanjaya Bhtia – bhatia1@un.org, Mutarika Pruksapong – mutarika.pruksapong@un.org
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BICC Ground Floor
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As we approach the halfway point of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development progress against the 17 SDGs is struggling in several areas. What happens at the sub-national level in the second half of the 2030 Agenda will, in large part, determine the level of progress achieved by the end of the decade. Over the past 7 years many Mayors and local leaders have used the Sendai Framework as guide to develop more inclusive and integrated local resilience assessments and planning as a basis for action to reduce climate and disaster risk. However, a significant scale up and localization of action on SDGs is needed ahead of 2030.

Session guiding questions

  1. What lesson can your municipality share from its experience of implementing particular SDG 1, 3, 11, 13?
  2. What are your policy recommendations for consideration to be included in the Global Platform Chair’s Summary?
  3. How can MCR2030 better support your local government to be more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
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Preparatory Days
Organizing Team members
  • BNPB
  • UCLG
  • ICLEI.