On February 25-27, HGG Local2030 Hub participated in a Localizing the SDGs High-Level Event to inform policy outcomes that support local action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 150 leaders from around the world and the UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed convened in Seville for the high-level event organized by the Governments of Spain, Ecuador, and Cabo Verde, and the Local2030 Secretariat. The conference highlighted the importance of local action on the SDGs, shared commitments for implementation, and multi-stakeholder partnerships through the Seville Commitment.
HGG Global Outreach Associate and Kamehameha Schools graduate Kiara Kealoha based in Zurich represented the Local2030 Hub at events in Seville. Kealoha served as a panelist for Mobilizing Youth for Local SDG Implementation, highlighting sustainability youth initiatives led by HGG partners, island solutions, and Hawai’i’s implementation of the SDGs through the Aloha+ Challenge and Dashboard.
Kealoha participated in a Local2030 live Twitter Q&A session with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, sharing questions from Hawai‘i-based AmeriCorps VISTAs on #YouthLocalizingSDGs. Read questions and answers here on the live Twitter session with UN Deputy Secretary-General and youth leaders.
The event outcomes and Seville Commitment focused on strategies to advance local SDG action, and will inform policy deliberations at the July 2019 UN High-Level Political Forum and other international events this year.