Working with your City to Localize the SDGs



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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 (1) with an understanding of how the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) works and how they can get it started (2) the impact of engaging your city on the VLR process, and (3) how they continue engaging their city after the VLR report is complete.


Erin Bromaghim
Director of Olympic and Paralympic Development and 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. She holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University and a M.A. from Georgetown University, as well as a certificate in advanced project management from Stanford University.


Aissata M.B. Camara
Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Strategic Partnerships
NYC Mayor’s Office of 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. She graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College (CUNY) with a B.A. in International Relations and Social Policy and went on to earn an MPA in International Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy at the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is originally from the Republic of Guinea and grew up in Queens, New York. A proud New Yorker, Aissata currently resides in Manhattan and enjoys volunteering and discovering new sites across the City.


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.