Localizing the Decent Work Agenda: The Role of Local Authorities

In this interview, Sara Hoeflich de Duque, Programme Manager at United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) provides an in-depth analysis of the role of local authorities in promoting the Decent Work Agenda at the local level and also reflects more broadly on their contribution to implementing the new sustainable development agenda more broadly.


  • How can urban-rural policies be successfully implemented to maximize synergies in quality job creation within and between sectors, what do local governments do, and what is needed?
  • What is the role of local authorities in in terms of respecting and promoting labor standards or  holding multinational corporations accountable ?
  • What are the challenges faced by local governments and the benefits in promoting the transition from the informal to formal economy?
  • How can UCLG and others reinforce the capacity of local actors to promote decent work?
  • How can the Sustainable Development Goals and labour policies be localized?

Read the full interview here.

Source: www.unngls.org

  • The publication of the peer learning in Maputo City: “Hygiene, health and markets” can be found here.
  • The publication “Strengthening Local Economic Development through Urban-rural Polices”, which sums up the results of the peer learning event in Chefchaouen can be found here.
  • Information about the event in Pasto, Colombia can be found here.