Fostering the Accomplishment of the 2030 Agenda from the Bottom Up: Open Government as a Strategy to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at Local Level

15:10 - 16:30
Canada Hall, Shaw Centre

Open Government provides a favorable framework to advance in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), since it implies a new form of governance that favors transparency and access to public information, promotes the traceability of political decisions, involves citizens in the cycle of public policies and encourages joint work between citizens and public administrations. To advance in this ambitious agenda, an approach where dialogue and complementary actions between the public sector and civil society are constant, constructive and regular should be promoted. Bearing in mind that the local sphere is the closest to citizens, local and regional governments are natural spaces for the joint development of the Open Government Agenda as the driving force of the 2030 Agenda. The session will foster a dialogue between representatives of local and regional governments and civil society on open government as a driver to advance on the achievement of the SDGs at local level presenting different experiences from different places of the world and showcasing collaboration among local actors to deliver the agenda under the open Government Principles.

Theme: Open track

Livestream: Yes

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation (SCVO)

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Fishbowl


Juana López Pagán: Director of International Affairs and European Projects of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces & Coordinator of the of United Cities and Local Governments, Spain, Carlos Martinez Mínguez: Mayor of Soria & Vice President for Europe, UCGL, Spain

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