UCLG-ASPAC “International Conference on SDG’s and Executive Bureau Meeting”

Introduction

Local Councils Association of the Punjab (LCAP) in collaboration with the United Cities and Local Governments - Asia Pacific (UCLG-ASPAC) cordially invite you to “International Conference on SDG’s and Executive Bureau Meeting”.

Objective

The conference will provide an opportunity to learn from international experiences and best practices on local governance. Moreover, it will provide an opportunity to the Government of Pakistan to show support for local democracy and to encourage international community that Pakistan is safe to invest, work and travel.

Participants of the Meeting

In this Conference Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms Mr. Ahsan Iqbal is also participating along with other Government Officials. In addition 200-250 district council heads of Pakistan and around 60-70 international delegates comprising local government representatives and key speakers on local governance.

Venue of the Meeting

This conference is going to held on April 10-12, 2018 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad

Agenda of the Meeting

A tentative agenda of the meeting is attached for your information.

Greeting From Local Councils Association of the Punjab (LCAP)

Greeting from Local Councils Association of the Punjab. Local Councils Association of Punjab welcome you in the “International Conference on SDG’s and Executive Bureau Meeting” being held in Islamabad from April 10-12, 2018. It is important that local government should play role as a partner in the implementation of the SDGs. The drafted goals already recognize the specific priorities of cities and human settlements, and global local government have come together to emphasize the importance of localization of all the goals to ensure that local people everywhere have access to the basic services, economic, social and political opportunities which are encapsulated in the SDGs. It is important for local government’s role in setting, implementing and monitoring to be recognized and endorsed. The Conference will seek to challenge the status and encourage local government to think strategically in terms of the kind of local government that must be in place to enable local government to be effective partners in the implementation of the SDGs. We hope you will find this background paper informative as well as challenging. We look forward to your input into the debates and discussions at the Conference, and encourage you to reflect on the questions highlighted throughout, both from the experiences in your own country and the sector as a whole. There will be an opportunity through plenary sessions and working groups to discuss issues in more depth. We hope this conference will support our members and partners in meeting the challenges of localizing the SDGs.

Syed Muhammad Asghar Shah Gillani,
President,
Local Councils Association of the Punjab