Local and Regional Governments' Report to the 2019 HLPF
This report explores the involvement of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) in the ‘localization’ of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following UN guidelines, it complements the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) submitted by 143 countries to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) throughout the first fouryear cycle of voluntary reporting. It delivers first-hand information from LRGs in 80 different countries, including 24 of the 47 countries reporting in 2019. This Report is the third edition of an annual series, coinciding with the yearly meetings of the HLPF. It also presents an overview of policies and initiatives carried out by LRGs to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.