2018 UCLG World Council: Program and Agendas

Dear Members of the World Council,

As you know, the World Council will take place from 5 to 8 November in Madrid, back-to-back with the second edition of the World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, at the kind invitation of Mayor Manuela Carmena.
 
DRAFT PROGRAMME
 
The key institutional day for UCLG will be 6 November, where both the Executive Bureau and World Council will gather around business sessions and a political debate.
 

  • Monday 5 November: Opening of the Forum, Financial Management Committee and Committee on Statutory Affairs, as well as thematic sessions.
  • Wednesday 7 November: Policy Councils and Ibero-American Local Forum

As you might know the dates of the World Council coincide unavoidably with the meeting of our sister organization AIMF in Lille (where many of our members are also expected). The proposed programme above is the best compromise that both Secretariats have been able to find. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of the clash which we have not been able to prevent given the busy last quarter of the year for our networks, with an unprecedented number of mobilizations both at regional and global level.

DRAFT AGENDAS OF THE STATUTORY MEETINGS

The draft agendas for the Executive Bureau and World Council Business Sessions can be found via the links below.
 
LOGISTICAL INFORMATION
 
Registration
 
Registrations for the World Council are now open.
 
Please note that for statutory and security reasons, you are required to confirm your participation by filling in the online registration form as soon as possible and before 15 October. You should fill one form per participant.  
 
Participants of the World Council will be automatically registered for the World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace.

Hotels
 
The main hotel selected for the UCLG delegation is the following:
 

Méndez Álvaro, 30
28045 Madrid

Other hotels selected by the hosts are:

Hotel NH Nacional

Paseo del Prado, 48
28014 Madrid
 

Calle Delicias, 42
28045 Madrid
 

To book a room in any of these hotels, please click on the following link: https://www.exxpertapps.com/invitacion/validation.php?globalkey=9a604038211af5c60a9d9927a093542e
 
Transport
 
Transfers from the designated hotels to the meeting venue will be provided by the hosts.
 
Visas
 
We inform you that you may need a visa to be able to enter Spain, and that this process can be lengthy. We strongly recommend you start the visa procedure as soon as possible.
 
Should you require a personalized invitation letter, please write to UCLGExBu@uclg.org
 
The team at 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,

UCLG World Secretariat

Please click on the links below to access the following documents:

·         Draft programme of the meetings

·         Agenda of the Executive Bureau business session

·         Agenda of the World Council business session

·         Registration form (via Google Forms)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Local Economic Development in Host Communities Workshop

“Ev Sahibi Topluluklarda Yerel Ekonomik Kalkınma” başlıklı, Ev Sahibi Belediyeler öğrenme ağı toplantısı, Alman Uluslararası İşbirliği Kurumu (GIZ), Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Dünya Bankası Grubu’nun ortaklığında, Dünya Bankası Güney-Güney Programı, Birleşmiş Kentler ve Yerel Yönetimler Orta Doğu ve Batı Asya Bölge Teşkilatı (UCLG-MEWA), CIHEAM Bari ve Uluslararası Çalışma Örgütü (ILO)’nün desteğiyle Akdeniz Entegrasyon Merkezi tarafından 19-22 Kasım 2018 tarihleri arasında Gaziantep'de düzenlenecektir.

 The 5th Asian Mayors Forum General Assembly "Smart, Resilient and livable Asian Cities"

The 5th Asian Mayors Forum General Assembly "Smart, Resilient and livable Asian Cities" 29 November - 2 December 2018 Gaziantep, Turkey

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL JOINT MEETING & UCLG-MEWA URBAN MOBILITY ŞANLIURFA SUMMIT

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting and UCLG-MEWA Urban Mobility Şanlıurfa Summit will be held on 20-22 November 2018, under the auspices of Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality.

 RELATION OF SUSTAINABILITY – EDUCATION AND WAQFS

23 Ekim 2018 Salı günü saat 15.00’da UCLG-MEWA Genel Sekreterliği’nde gerçekleştireceğimiz söyleşimize sizleri de bekliyoruz.

 2018 UCLG World Council: Program and Agendas

As you know, the World Council will take place from 5 to 8 November in Madrid, back-to-back with the second edition of the World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, at the kind invitation of Mayor Manuela Carmena.

 Save the date: UCLG-MEWA Urban Mobility Şanlıurfa Summit, 20-22 November 2018, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

As an activity of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Urban Mobility, “UCLG-MEWA Urban Mobility Şanlıurfa Summit” will be organized on 20-22 November 2018, under the auspices of Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey.

 Kartepe Summit 2018: “Migration, Refugees and Humanity”

After its first edition on "July 15th and Coups D'etat," the second edition of Kartepe Summit will be held with the theme "Migration, Refugees and Humanity", in Kartepe, Kocaeli, Turkey on 26-28 October 2018.

 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.

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