Support to local and regional governments in localising the SDGs is absolutely critical to ensuring that the SDGs are made relevant for local contexts, addressing the challenges faced by different communities, territories and peoples. 


United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) participates in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) where it represents the vision and aspirations of local and regional governments as contributing partners for sustainable development everywhere. 


Local government leaders are elected to serve the interests of their municipality, ensuring the running of an effective local government that is fair, resourceful and efficient in the use of citizens’ taxes, eventually improving the overall quality of life for all people residing in these communities.