14th ANNIVERSARY of UCLG-MEWA

Shared Commitment, Strong Action In our rapidly urbanized world, it is both our biggest challenge and greatest opportunity to ensure the establishment of a more equitable, balanced and sustainable urban development. If we dedicate our experience and resources for this aim in a collective manner, we have opportunity to achieve “leaving no one behind,” as suggested by the Sustainable Development Goals till 2030.

When representatives of local governments the world over gathered in Paris, France on 5 May 2004 for UCLG Constitutive General Assembly, to create a new unified world organization of local governments bearing in mind these goals, they adopted the UCLG Constitution, which was followed by the adoption of UCLG-MEWA Constitution by UCLG-MEWA Constitutive General Assembly.

From that time on, conducting its activities to be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, UCLG-MEWA currently represents over 250 local and regional governments in 15 counties in our region. During this process, it has contributed a lot to the acknowledgement of local authorities as the major actors in the definition of the international agendas.

And, today, this huge family celebrates 14th anniversary of the adoption of its constitution, which lays the foundation for all its activities and efforts.

As UCLG-MEWA, we are proud of being a part of this dedicated movement aiming to promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the MEWA region and the world. Our work will be enriched with every new member of this family. 


UCLG-MEWA GENERAL SECRETARIAT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 III. MEETING OF THE UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT

The 3rd Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment will take place on 7-8 August 2018, under the auspices of Selçuklu (Konya) Municipality.

 GREEN SPACE SUSTAINABILITY IN METROPOLISES

UCLG-MEWA is organizing Local Government Talks on the axis of Sustainable Development Goals since 2017. The Talks are continuing this month by hosting Mr. İsmail Gülal, Member of the Advisory Board of Istanbul Tulip Foundation!

 EXECUTIVE BUREAU IN STRASBOURG: REPORT ON KEY DECISIONS

Following the UCLG Executive Bureau held in Strasbourg, France, on 23-25 May 2018, we are pleased to enclose the Report on Key Decisions.

 UCLG Committee on Culture OBS: a global website on culture, cities and SDGs

Our network has accumulated fifteen years of specific practices and experiences. We have carried out a work of capitalization of these experiences and we are happy to announce that the Committee on Culture of UCLG recently launched a new website on “culture, cities and SDGs”, with good practices on culture and sustainable local development. The observatory, also called “OBS”, is a unique practical website in the world, it includes more than 120 good practices available in the 3 languages of UCLG (English, French and Spanish) that describe cultural projects, programmes and policies coming from cities and local governments from across the world.

 World Refugee Day Joint Event

On World Refugee Day, celebrated every year on June 20th since 2001, we commemorate and honor the people around the world, who had to flee their homes and to escape cruelty, due to violence and oppression they faced. Picking a different theme for each year, United Nations has set the theme of this year as "WithRefugees."

 MECHELEN DECLARATION ON CITIES AND MIGRATION

 UCLG WORLD FORUM ON INTERMEDIARY CITIES (I-CITIES), 5-7 JULY 2018, CHEFCHAOUEN-MOROCCO

UCLG World Forum on Intermediary Cities will take place on 5-7 July 2018, in Chefchaouen, Morocco, where participants will discuss many thematic areas such as global environmental agendas, citizens’ participation, local development strategies, providing a fair regional order, and prosperity culture in i-cities.

 UCLG-MEWA’S CALL FOR ACTION IN PALESTINE

“Jerusalem is More Than A City”

 14th ANNIVERSARY of UCLG-MEWA

 Energy Efficiency at Buildings and Design Principles

UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks "Energy Efficiency at Buildings and Design Principles"

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