Regions4 actively participates in the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, as Organising Partner of the Local Authorities Major Group (LAMG) and member of the Global Taskforce of Local & Regional Governments.
The UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York (September, 2015), approved the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Regional governments have a unique role in its implementation, follow-up, and review, given their strategic position to overcome territorial inequalities, create enabling conditions for sustainable and inclusive development, and integrate efforts between different levels of government. Regions4 represents the voice of regional governments in this agenda, particularly in the annual reviews at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF).

WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED SO FAR

  • Represent regional governments in UN consultations

    Focal point of the UN Major Groups and other Stakeholders Coordination Mechanism.

  • Assessment of regional participation in the VNRs

    In-depth analysis of regions in 14 reviews.

  • Annual publications on SDGs in selected regions

    Three reports on the state of SDGs localisation.

  • Guiding steps and methodology to support localisation

    Experiences in the SDGs implementation of 47 regions from 23 countries and 4 continents.