The inaugural workshop of the Global Agenda – Local Action and Compacts for the SDGs initiative, organized by Occidental College in association with Los Angeles Mayor Office, was held on February 5-6, 2018 and gathered city officials and Sustainable Development experts from around the world.
The initiative was launched as a global partnership among world cities such as Los Angeles, Mumbai, Beijing, Nairobi, Paris, Bogota and others to support them t in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals locally, as well as to share and learn from one another.
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered the keynote address to launch the Global Ambition-Local Action (GA-L.A.) Initiative, followed by a plenary panel on Cities, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Diplomacy with Deputy Mayor for International Affairs Nina Hachigian and other city officials from around the world. On behalf of the city of Bogota were the Director of Cepei, Philipp Schönrock, and the Vice President of International Relations of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, María Mónica Conde.
“The data reconciliation project that we are conducting with the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) seeks to present the contribution that Bogota’s companies offer to the Sustainable Development Goals.”Philipp Schönrock, Director of Cepei
Los Angeles and Bogota are cities committed to achieving the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda through multi-stakeholder partnerships and the promotion of a evidence-based approach for decision-making.