On 7 July 2014, the Committee of the Regions is hosting a Conference on Localising the Post-2015 Development Agenda organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Conference is part of the global Dialogue and will discuss the involvement of the regional and local within this future international development framework, and more specifically on how the Post-2015 Development Agenda will be implemented at subnational level and the consequences and means required by such process.
The Conference will consider the post-2015 Development Agenda process and pay special attention to challenges and opportunities for Local and Regional Governments in the future framework. It will also discuss key issues for the effective implementation of the future Development Agenda at sub-national level and come up with concrete policy recommendations based on lessons learned, examples and the analysis of specific challenges and opportunities at sub-national level for the implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda.
The Dialogue will aim at identifying the role of stakeholders, concrete mechanisms, tools, innovative mechanisms, platforms and processes to effectively translate the Post-2015 agenda into practice at territorial level.
Speakers will notably include officials from international organisations and EU institutions dealing with development issues as well as and representatives of regional and local authorities.
The conference program and the background note are available on line. Participants to the conference are also invited to give their contribution, and in that aim to consider the joint questionnaire (.doc version). In order to gather as many views as possible, participants are kindly requested to send written answers to: LRA4DEV@cor.europa.eu
Additionally, the questionnaire is also available on line from the Decentralised Cooperation Portal, and contribution will be possible until 30th July 2014. Contributions will be included in the Dialogues result which will be presented to the UN General Assembly and will inform the UN Secretary General Report on the post-2015 Development Agenda.