Introduction of Inclusive Municipal Governance Report Project

Project of Inclusive Municipal Governance Report for Women and Girls, which will be carried out in collaboration of the Association for Supporting Women Candidates (KA.DER) and Argüden Governance Academy, was introduced on September 18 during an event held under the auspices of Marmara Municipalities Union with the participation of UCLG-MEWA, mayors, municipal representatives and other NGOs.

KA.DER President Nuray Karaoğlu stated in her speech during the introductory meeting that they aim to contribute to the process of achieving gender equality through municipalities with the Inclusive Municipal Governance Report (KBYK). "Despite being one of the earliest countries that granted women the right to vote and to be elected, Turkey is, today, one of the countries with the lowest rate of women’s political representation and participation. According to the World Economic Forum's 2018 report, Turkey ranks 130 th among 149 countries in the global gender equality index” she mentioned.

Yılmaz Argüden, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Argüden Governance Academy Foundation, emphasized in his speech that local governments are important mechanisms in terms of determining the policies and activities that directly affect our daily lives. He also stated that “With the Inclusive Municipal Governance Report, we aimed to contribute to municipal decision-making, resource allocation and utilization, service provision and gender-sensitive institutionalization and reduction of inequalities in the light of the principles of good governance.”

After the speeches, Ayşe Kaşıkırık, KA.DER Projects Coordinator, gave a presentation on ‘Equality Policies in Local Governments’ while İnan İzci from Argüden Governance Academy introduced the approach on ‘Integrated and Inclusive Strategic Planning.’ The meeting continued with a panel discussion on ‘Equality and Good Governance Practices in Local Governments’ moderated by Fikret Toksöz. Later on, Salim Korkmaz, UCLG-MEWA General Coordinator, introduced UCLG-MEWA to the participants and informed them on the activities of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 “TOWARDS THE LOCALIZATION OF THE SDGS REPORT TO THE 2020 HLPF”

We present to you the fourth edition of the report prepared annually by the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments

 WEBSITE ON GOOD PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

You can submit your municipalities’ good practices to the website which will collect projects on sustainable tourism. The web site will be led by UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism and opened by late 2020.

 MOHAMAD SAADIE WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

UCLG-MEWA will organize an online session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks with Mohamad Saadie, President of Union of Dannieh Municipalities-Lebanon, President of UCLG-MEWA

 MAHMUT ÖZÇINAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

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 UCLG CIB Annual Meeting 2020

UCLG’s Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) Working Group is a technical platform for professionals from Local Government Associations and individual local governments active in the field of capacity development and local government development cooperation.

 UCLG Executive Bureau 28-29 May 2020

In view of the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the cancellation of the face-to-face meeting of the UCLG Executive Bureau, scheduled from 28 to 30 May in Rome, the UCLG Presidency proposes to convene a virtual Executive Bureau on the same dates

 Decalogue For the COVID-19 Aftermath

The UCLG network, its membership, secretariats and the community it represents have been living and working differently since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local and regional governments are ready to lead this discussion, and the UCLG Presidency has agreed on a Decalogue as the basis for future steps.

 UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks Postponed

Due to the Novel Coronavirus(Covid-19) precautions, we have postponed our UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks on 18 March 2020 with D-8 Secretary-General Mr. Amb. Dato‘ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, to a further date. We kindly submit for your information.

 D-8 SECRATARY GENERAL KU JAAFAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) will organize another session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks, with Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, Secretary-General of Developing 8 (D-8), on 18 March 2020, at its General Secretariat in Sultanahmet, Istanbul

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