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Working with your City to Localize the SDGs
The Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process is conducted by cities, regions, and/or states to review their progress towards the UN's 2030 Agenda. This process not only includes local governments, but also other local stakeholders and groups. Join us as we here from Krista Rasmussen, Officer, Policy & Research at the United Nations Foundation and others.

Through this event, we want the audience to leave (with an understanding of how the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) works and how they can get it started, the impact of engaging your city on the VLR process, and how you can engage your city to incorporate the SDGs in its work.

Speakers include:
Erin Bromaghim (Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development; Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Fellow on the Sustainable Development Goals at the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles)

Aissata M.B. Camara (Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Strategic Partnerships at NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs)

Krista Rasmussen (Officer, Policy & Research, Policy Planning at the United Nations Foundation)

Joshua Cooper (Adviser, UNA Human Rights Affinity Group)

Sep 21, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Krista Rasmussen
Officer, Policy & Research, Policy Planning @United Nations Foundation
Krista works on policy issues across the organization and identifies new trends and opportunities for the Foundation to advance its mission. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a researcher in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. She has expertise in assessing global economic and social data, with a particular focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, financing for multilateral organizations, and food security. Her work has been published in World Development, The BMJ, and Global Policy Journal.
Erin Bromaghim
Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development; Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Fellow on the Sustainable Development Goals @Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles
Erin Bromaghim serves as the Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. In this role, Erin is focused on realizing the City's plans to make Los Angeles more sustainable, inclusive, resilient, and innovative ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028 and through the enduring legacy the Games will leave for all Angelenos. This legacy includes her work as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Fellow, using the framework of the United Nations Agenda 2030 to align, measure, and track the City’s progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Erin previously spent 14 years as a senior civilian with the U.S. Department of Defense, where she managed interagency defense, intelligence, special operations, and security reform efforts. Ms. Bromaghim entered federal civil service as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy, later working for the U.S. Air Force, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and NATO.
Aissata M.B. Camara
Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Strategic Partnerships @NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs
Aissata M.B. Camara is Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Strategic Partnerships in the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs. In this capacity she helps to identify opportunities for engagement between City agencies and the international community, including the United Nations, and develop and guide substantive partnerships. Prior to becoming Deputy Commissioner, Aissata served as the Strategic Relationships Manager and Program Director for NYC Junior Ambassadors. Before joining the Mayor's Office, she co-founded There Is No Limit Foundation and worked as the organization's Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, developing and managing programs focused on empowering poor and ultra-poor people through entrepreneurship, education, water, sanitation, hygiene, and the eradication of gender-based violence. Aissata previously worked at The Rockefeller Foundation and Grameen America.