The Toolbox attempts to identify the most effective tools, mechanisms and existing best practices for strengthening the capacities of LRGs to more effectively promote and implement the SDGs within their territories. It aims to enable LRGs to become the champions and facilitators of local level integrated, sustainable and inclusive development processes.
The National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) in Brazil consolidates the municipal movement and strengthens municipal autonomy. It does so through the promotion of political and technical initiatives, which improve local management and people's quality of life.Go to the Website
The Assembly of French Departments (ADF) is a forum for exchange and consultation between Departments of metropolis and overseas. It represents them and makes known their position to the national, European and international institutions on the subjects concerning their missions and competences.Go to the Website
Barcarena is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Pará. Since 2013, the Barcarena City Hall lines up his government planning with international development agendas: the MDG (from 2013 to 2015) and the SDG (from 2016). So far, this experience has achieved good results for the population. In 2015, the City Hall helped to found the "Rede ODS Brasil".Go to the Website
VVSG is the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities and is the representative structure of all 300 local governments in Flanders, Belgium. Since 2016 VVSG and its members are actively working on the localization of the SDGs through awareness raising activities (see f.e. Week of the Sustainable Municipality), through political engagement (see f.e. Flemish Mayors explain the SDGs), and through SDG inclusion in municipal policy plans (see f.e. Local Support for Global Challenges).Go to the Website
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments is a coordination mechanism that brings together the major international networks of local governments to undertake joint advocacy. These efforts relate to international policy processes, particularly the climate change agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and Habitat III.Go to the Website
The Sweden Local 2030 Hub is a comprehensive and proactive hub for capacity building in inclusive and sustainable urban development focusing on local implementation (SDG11) for more equal societies (SDG5 &10) through multi-stakeholder cooperation (SDG17). The purpose of the hub is twofold, geographically it will be a platform to gather Swedish experiences of local implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Thematically, the hub will improve inter-regional and North-South collaboration and highlight local challenges and local solutions in adapting the SDGs to local governance and urban settings.Go to the Website
The Toolbox proposes instruments, methodologies and existing best practices to strengthen the capacities of national governments, to effectively include LRGs in defining, implementing and monitoring the SDGs’ strategies.
The Toolbox proposes instruments, methodologies and existing best practices to effectively land the SDGs at local level, with the support of IOs.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP also focuses its work on strengthening the inclusiveness and accountability of sub-national governments. It ensures they have the capacity to manage the opportunities and responsibilities created by decentralization and devolution. It also seeks to optimize their potential and role as development partners.Go to the Website
UN-Habitat is the lead agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat also has the specific mandate within the United Nations System to act as a focal point for local governments and their associations, supporting local and territorial governments as essential agents for development.Go to the Website
Founded in 1919, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the only tripartite UN agency, brings together governments, employers’ and workers’ organization of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting social justice and internationally-recognized human and labour rights, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.Go to the Website
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.Go to the Website
Cities Alliance is the global partnership supporting cities to deliver sustainable development. To help cities of all sizes achieve these goals, the Cities Alliance promotes long-term programmatic approaches that support national and local governments to develop appropriate policy frameworks, strengthen local skills and capacity, undertake strategic city planning, and facilitate investment. Successful cities engage meaningfully with their citizens, and they recognize and promote the role of women. The Cities Alliance is managed through a Secretariat based in Brussels and is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).Go to the Website
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) serves as the United Nations’ regional hub promoting cooperation among countries to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. The Commission’s strategic focus is to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is reinforced and deepened by promoting regional cooperation and integration to advance responses to shared vulnerabilities, connectivity, financial cooperation and market integration.Go to the Website
In recognition of the social component of its work, the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) established on 9 August 1973, was renamed the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) under Economic and Social Council resolution 69/1985 of July 1985. ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory.Go to the Website
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.Go to the Website
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. UNECE's major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. UNECE includes 56 member States in Europe, North America and Asia. However, all interested United Nations member States may participate in the work of UNECE. Over 70 international professional organizations and other non-governmental organizations take part in UNECE activities.Go to the Website
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, or CEPAL in Spanish) was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. Aligning with this mandate and the post-2015 development agenda, ECLAC has carried out various participatory and capacity buildings activities with an overarching goal of promoting renewable energy PPPs within a Latin American and Caribbean context and building the capacity of policy makers, civil society, and the private sector for engaging renewable energy PPPs to improve the region’s access to modern sustainable energy.Go to the Website
Launched by Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General, during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit in September 2010, Every Woman Every Child is an unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multi-laterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women, children and adolescents around the world. The movement puts into action the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which presents a road-map to ending all preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents within a generation and ensuring their well-being.Go to the Website
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.Go to the Website
IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration; management; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.Go to the Website
Founded in 1865 to facilitate international connectivity in communications networks, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs (ITU) allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. Every time you make a phone call via the mobile, access the Internet or send an email, you are benefitting from the work of ITU. ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through ITU work, ITU protects and supports everyone's right to communicate.Go to the Website
UNCDF was created in 1966 by the UN General Assembly. It is an autonomous, voluntarily funded UN organization, affiliated with UNDP. UNCDF provides capital and technical support through Inclusive Finance programmes to ensure that more households and small businesses gain access to financial services that expand opportunities and reduce vulnerabilities.Go to the Website
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child and is mandated to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with its partners, UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation. UNICEF upholds the Convention on the Rights of the Child.Go to the Website
Rooted in the United Nations Charter and guided by the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) upholds the development pillar of the United Nations. UN DESA is a pioneer of sustainable development and the home of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where each goal finds its space and where all stakeholders can do their part to leave no one behind.Go to the Website
the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030.Go to the Website
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.Go to the Website
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP´s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.Go to the Website
UN Global Compact aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. To make this happen, the UN Global Compact supports companies to: do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption; and take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.Go to the Website
UN Global Pulse is the UN Secretary´s General Initiative which works through a network of labs to accelerate the discovery, development, and responsible use of big data and artificial intelligence innovations and policies for sustainable development, humanitarian action, and peace.Go to the Website
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.Go to the Website
The United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP) serves as a global gateway for catalysing and building partnership initiatives between public and private sector stakeholders including civil society organizations, businesses, philanthropy, trade unions, academia and the United Nations in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Go to the Website
The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions (IBRD, IDA, IFC, MIGA, ICSID) share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. The World Bank Group works in every major area of development. It provides a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, and helps countries share and apply innovative knowledge and solutions to the challenges they face.Go to the Website
The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) was established in 1992 when countries adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Focussing in its early years largely on facilitating the intergovernmental climate change negotiations, the secretariat today supports a complex architecture of bodies that serve to advance the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. The secretariat provides technical expertise and assists in the analysis and review of climate change information reported by Parties and in the implementation of the Kyoto mechanisms. It also maintains the registry for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) established under the Paris Agreement, a key aspect of implementation of the Paris Agreement.Go to the Website
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of our work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict.Go to the Website
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with world public health. Established on 7 April 1948, and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Its goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.Go to the Website
The Toolbox focuses on the analysis of the role of CSOs for the localization of development policies. It proposes practical tools to make their experience valuable for a more effective implementation of the SDGs.
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is the global body for the social work profession comprising 143 national associations of social work. The Federation and its member organisations strive for social justice, human rights and inclusive, sustainable social development through the promotion of social work best practice and engagement in local, national and global cooperation.Go to the Website
The Geneva Cities Hub aims to better connect cities and their networks to the International Geneva ecosystem by: • Facilitating partnerships between them • Facilitating the participation of cities and their networks in multilateral processes and bodies • Providing a space to discuss urban issues and display the urban work of Geneva-based actorsGo to the Website
The Toolbox sets to identify and document existing practices and tools. It aims to build on possible channels to heighten the awareness, commitment and mobilization of private actors, in partnership with other stakeholders, for the implementation of the SDGs.
The Toolbox revises existing best practices and case histories about the role of academia in development, proposing practical tools to strengthen the involvement of academia in the implementation of the SDGs.
The Union of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL) is an organization of universities and institutions of higher education created in 1949, aimed at promoting research and knowledge linked to social, environmental and cultural problems, as well as the management of quality of education and the process of internationalization. Its general strategy is aimed at promoting the strategic convergence of universities with international integration and cooperation agencies, in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. It has an active participation in the territorial development process and the SDGs promoted by UNDP / ART and has a University Linking Network with Local Development Processes (DELUNI).Go to the Website