Voluntary Local Review

In July, 2019, the City of Los Angeles published its first Voluntary Local Review (VLR) at the 2019 High Level Political Forum in New York City. By presenting a Voluntary Local Review, L.A. became one of the first cities in the world to uphold a commitment to transparency, publish its data online, and share core progress and ongoing challenges in reaching global targets for gender equity, homelessness, housing, climate action, education, economic growth, and more.

In its first VLR the City of Los Angeles highlighted initiatives in place to address eight of the seventeen Global Goals, beginning with two priority goals for Los Angeles, SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), followed by a summary of those goals under review as part of the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16. Also included is a case study on SDG 15 (Life on Land) that speaks to L.A.’s work on Biodiversity.