World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments
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World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments - World Urban Forum 11th Session (WUF11, 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland)

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World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments - World Urban Forum 11th Session (WUF11, 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland)

The World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments constitutes the representative mechanism through which the local and regional governments constituency provides inputs to the global agendas, building on the realities and expertise of communities.

Summary

The World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments is organized by the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments and facilitated by United Cities and Local Governments.

The World Assembly has been officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly for the role local and regional governments play in sustainable urban development and in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. It offers a mechanism through which local and regional governments provide inputs to the global agenda, building on the expertise of communities. This event will follow up on the commitments set forward during the high-level meeting on the review of the New Urban Agenda in New York in April 2022.

Guiding Questions for discussions

- What is the renewed commitment of the Global Taskforce after the review of the New Urban Agenda at the High-Level Meeting in April?  
- How can local governments advance the implementation of the NUA in coordination with their national counterparts?
- What are the major contributions of local governments to global innovation in cities to make them inclusive and with opportunities for all?
- What kind of multilateralism is needed to support cities and territories to strive for sustainable development?  
- What policy directions can governments and relevant stakeholders at various levels and in different contexts take to build resilience across various dimensions (economic, social and environmental), including appropriate governance and institutional structures?
- In what ways recovery from disruptive events can trigger equitable urban futures? What are the roles of the different levels of government and relevant stakeholders in ensuring this transformation?
- How to better link the monitoring and reporting processes of the implementation of the NUA with the urban-related indicators in the other SDGs and Agenda 2030 as a whole?