Los Angeles Sustainable Development Goals: a Voluntary Local Review of Progress in 2019
Insights of the Report
In 2019, the Mayor’s Office presented the City’s first Voluntary Local Review, complemented by an online, open SDG data reporting platform (https://sdgdata.lamayor.org/). The VLR includes an alignment of major city initiatives to the SDGs at the target level, and highlights the City’s phased approach and methodology for localization and community engagement. The Mayor’s Office will continue to populate data for all 17 Global Goals, focusing on capturing disaggregated measures and trend data to better understand what is working and where we have opportunities to mobilize new partnerships and initiatives to accelerate progress.
Issued: July 2018
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Level of Government
Local (ex. city, town, village, etc)
Los Angeles is located on the Pacific coast within the state of California, and is the second largest city in the United States. The City of L.A. has long been a destination for people from around the world, and today more than four million Angelenos blend cultures, beliefs, traditions, languages, and cuisine into a global hub of culture and industry that represents the world’s third largest metropolitan economy.
Mayor Eric Garcetti, with support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, committed the City of L.A. to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2017 to demonstrate how localization is key to achieving the Goals, and how the framework can provide a common language for the development challenges that face our world.