Regional Development

OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs


3rd OECD Roundtable

The SDGs as a framework for long-term COVID-19 recovery strategies in cities and regions 


 16 - 17 November 2020 12:00-15:00

HighlightsAgenda l Presentations l Participants


Building on the results of the 1st and 2nd Roundtable, this 3rd edition will bring together key stakeholders from cities, regions, national governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, philanthropy and international organisations to:


  • Reaffirm the relevance of a territorial approach to the SDGs for the COVID-19 recovery through the commitment of local and regional political leaders and stakeholders
  • Understand how the SDGs can help cities and regions shape and implement COVID-19 recovery strategies by sharing lessons and showcasing successful experiences
  • Take stock of key actions that can accelerate progress in the Decade of Action through lessons learned from Bonn (Germany), Kitakyushu (Japan), Córdoba (Argentina), Flanders (Belgium), Southern Denmark (Denmark), Viken (Norway), Kópavogur (Iceland), Paraná (Brazil) and Moscow (Russian Federation)
  • Launch three new OECD pilot reports on A Territorial Approach to the SDGs, and chart the way forward to implement the recommendations on the ground
  • Coordinate Voluntary Local Reviews with Voluntary National Reviews to strengthen the multi-level governance of the SDGs   
  • Harmonise SDGs measurement frameworks, building on the OECD localised indicator framework that measures the distance to the SDG targets of 600+ regions and 600 cities


Event co-hosted by‌

viken logo

KS logo






Previous Roundtables

9 December 2019,

2nd Roundtable, Bonn, Germany


7 March 2019,

1st Roundtable, Paris, France