Local Government at the Crossroads: Approaching the Millennium Development Goals Through Practical Innovation and Local Action
Organized in cooperation with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and their networks
Local governments are crucial to local implementation of the MDGs. Local governments are responsible not only for the provision of services directly linked with MDG targets, but for strengthening governance through the engagement of civil society and partnership with the private sector. By invitation to 115 participants, the Mayors’ Roundtable will gather elected local government officials, UN-HABITAT Governing Council members and donor representatives. With a focus on actions and solutions required to address the challenges facing local governments in achieving the MDGs, this mix of leaders and decision-makers from the developed and developing world will ensure a lively and productive discussion.
- Gérald Tremblay, Vice-President, Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF), Vice-President, UCLG; Mayor, City of Montreal, Canada
- Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Co-President, UCLG; Councillor of Tshwane, South Africa
- Dominique Dennery, President, Dennery Resources, Canada
- Inga Bjork-Klevby, Assistant Secretary-General, United