Local and Regional Governments Roundtable - Effective multi-level governance for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda

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Hall 4, Room A
Partner (s)
Global Taskforce of local and regional governments
Summary

Meeting the challenges of sustainable urban development requires more effective dialogue and collaboration between central and local governments to identify innovative mechanisms for multi-level governance and coordination.

This High-Level Roundtable brings together central and local governments to exchange experiences in implementing the New Urban Agenda within the framework of “Building the urban governance structure: establishing a supportive framework”. Collaboration and coordination of efforts between central and local governments is key to implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

The roundtable will provide an opportunity for local and central governments to deliberate on existing coordination mechanisms, explore potential for joint initiatives, and exchange views on solutions to common challenges encountered in implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Objectives

The roundtable will ensure that views of central and local governments are incorporated in reporting on implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

It will enhance dialogue between local, regional and national governments, giving city authorities and central governments a platform to exchange information on specific and concrete actions required to foster the role of culture and innovation in achieving the SDGs.

Guiding Questions
  1. What multi-level and multi-partnership governance mechanisms need to be established for effective implementation of NUA at the local and national levels?
  2. What legal frameworks should central and governments develop to enable local governments to harness their full potential?
  3. What financial mechanisms are necessary to ensure sustainable implementation of NUA at the local level to ensure more equitable and sustainable provision of basic urban services for all?  
  4. How can central and local governments promote culture, diversity and creativity as enablers of sustainable urban development?

Session Speakers