All SDGs have goals directly or indirectly related to the daily work of local governments. In fact, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged that in a rapidly growing world, "our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities." In this regard, local governments play a key role in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, not only for their role as implementers of the Agenda, but above all for being responsible for policies, catalysts of change and the best placed government representantives to link global goals with citizens. But what are the best strategies to implement Agenda 2030? What resources do local governments have for achieving the SDGs? What alliances can local government build to facilitate this process?
In this context, the day proposes to offer some answers through an approach to Agenda 2030 that emphasizes the role played by local authorities in achieving the SDGs; Different implementation strategies will be announced of the SDGs that are being carried out from the spheres of local, national and global governance; and initiatives promoting Agenda 2030 will be shared. In conclusion, the day also aims to contribute to the promotion of new alliances to continue advancing in the implementation of local public policies aligned with the SDGs. Expert people and representatives of local and regional governments, as well as national and international local networks that have a relevant track record in this field and who can offer specific and inspirational examples for the achievement of Agenda 2030, will be responsible for contributing to this reflection.
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