2017 UCLG WORLD COUNCIL and EXECUTIVE BUREAU IN HANGZHOU: BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

Dear Members of the Executive Bureau,
 
We are pleased to enclose the background documents for the Executive Bureau meeting in Hangzhou that will take place on:
 
Friday 8 December
14:30-17:00
Dragon Hotel
Crystal Ballroom


Dear Members of the World Council,
 
We are pleased to enclose the background documents for the World Council meeting in Hangzhou that will take place on:
 
Saturday 9 December
14:30-17:30
Dragon Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
 

You will also find an executive summary of the documents, in order to facilitate reading.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In order to contribute to our sustainable future and to make good use of resources, you are requested to bring copies of your own documents with you. There will be no printed sets available for this meeting in Hangzhou. 

 

Updated programme 
 
An updated general programme can be found via the link below.
 
You will also find the programme for two sessions organized in the framework of the World Council:

  • UCLG localizing the SDGs, Thursday 7 December
  • Preparatory meeting for the 2018 World Water Forum, Friday 8 December

 
Please note that these two sessions are by invitation only. Should you wish to attend, we invite you to write to the World Secretariat: UCLGExBu@uclg.org
 

Registration
 
Please note that, for statutory purposes, you will need to confirm your participation by filling in the online registration form via Google Forms as soon as possible. You should fill in one form per participant.
 

Survey on EU-UCLG Partnership activities
 
We have prepared a survey on the EU-UCLG Partnership activities. UCLG aims at enhancing its monitoring and evaluation capacity in all areas of its work. The opinion of members is critical in this respect. This survey aims to guide the work of the World Secretariat and inspire the leadership towards new initiatives. We warmly invite you to take 5 minutes to answer it.
 
The results will be taken into account for further development of the work plan and will inspire the discussions of the UCLG Retreat and the framework of existing partnerships.
 
To access the survey, please click HERE.
 

Updated information on transport
 
As mentioned previously, our Chinese hosts will provide a shuttle bus service, available from the airport to the two hotels selected for the UCLG delegation (Dragon Hotel and Narada Hotel). This service will be in place from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm on 6th and 7th December.
 
For departure, please reserve your transportation service directly at the information desk which will be set up in the lobby of the Dragon Hotel.
 

Hotels
 
Please note that the rooms that were blocked for the UCLG delegation with a special rate will only be available until 30th November.
 
We remind you that to book a room, you are invited to contact the hotels directly via the following process:
 
Dragon Hotel
 
You can book accommodation at the Dragon Hotel online via the website http://www.dragon-hotel.com/en Please provide the code uclg2017 in the “corporate ID” box on the “online reservations” section of the web page to identify yourself as part of the UCLG group.
 
Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel
 
You can book accommodation at the Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel by filling in the booking form attached and returning it to chris@naradahz.com
 
The World Secretariat remains at your disposal should you require any additional information. Please do not hesitate to contact us at UCLGExBu@uclg.org.


 
Sincerely,

The UCLG World Secretariat
 
 
Please click on the links below to access the following documents:


DOCUMENTS


PROGRAMME AND CONCEPT NOTES

 
LOGISTICS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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