A new universal agenda for Development. How can LED become the means to implement Post-2015 Development agenda at the local level?


  • Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


  • María Augusta Muñoz, Undersecretary for National Planning, Ecuador
  • Andrea Olivero, Italian Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Italy
  • Mercedes Peñas Domingo, First Lady of Costa Rica
  • Ahmedou  Abdellah, Minister of Interior and Decentralization, Mauritania

  • Virgilio Levaggi, Director of Partnership and Field Support Department, ILO

  • Lise Korsten, Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa

  • Gabriel Cruz  Santana, Mayor of Huelva, Spain

  • Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen, Chair of UCLG Working Group on Intermediary Cities

  • Bio Sounon Bouko, Mayor of Tchaourou, President of the Association of Municipalities of Borgou, Benin

The LED approach boosts a strategic, integrated and transversal perspective emanating from locally driven partnerships. As such, it is relevant to (most) specific SDGs, and constitutes a potential framework for channelling their overall implementation at the local level, connecting different SDGs objectives and principles, and fostering linkages and complementarities as part of a coherent, multidimensional setting. The key elements linking LED and the localization of the SDGs are associated to the integrated, participatory and inclusive character of the approach, which is universal and at the same time flexible enough for being adjusted to different countries’ and local circumstances.

Plenary session
Location: Plenary Room - Piazzetta Reale Date: October 15, 2015 Time: 9:00 am - 10:45 am