3rd meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Urban Mobility

UCLG-MEWA organized the 3rd meeting of the Committee on Urban Mobility on 2 December 2016 during TRANSIST 2016, the Istanbul Transport Congress and Exhibition, with the cooperation of IETT, the Committee’s President.

“Local Governments are the main actors of the SDGs localization and implementation”

Mr. Mehmet DUMAN, the UCLG-MEWA Secretary General and Mr. Arif EMECEN, the IETT General Director, started the meeting by their respective opening speeches.

Mr. DUMAN highlighted in his speech that the main focus of UCLG-MEWA should be on the localization and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particularly, the SDG 9, in the field of transport.

He insisted also on the important role of local authorities in MEWA region in achieving sustainable urban mobility in cities to provide a better quality of life for citizens.

Nablus representative proposed to hold the 4th meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Urban Mobility

In the administrative session moderated by the Deputy General Manager of IETT, Mr. Ahmet BAĞIŞ, Şanlıurfa and Konya Metropolitan Municipalities have been accepted as members in the Committee. The Program of Activities for 2017 has been reviewed and new activities have been proposed by the members. Members proposed to have trainings for the municipal staff on road safety from which they can get a certificate. Mr. BAĞIŞ made a call for the hosting of the 4th Committee meeting in 2017; Representatives of Nablus Municipality (Palestine) and Izmir Metropolitan Municipalities proposed to be the next host.

Members and partners exchanged on Innovative Transportation Systems, Public Transport in the MEWA Region and Projects. These sessions have been moderated by Prof. Dr. Khalid ABBAS, the Former Dean Egypt National Institute of Transport and the Expert Public Transport in Dubai.


 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.


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


UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting and Side Event of the Committee on City Diplomacy and Local Governance will be held from 10 to 12 March 2020 under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality

 UCLG-MEWA is Discussing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Sustainable Bus System for Smart Cities Conference will be co-organized by United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), World Resources Institute for Sustainable Cities (WRI) Turkey Sustainable Cities, Busworld Academy, HKF Trade Fair, Association of Private Urban Public Bus Operators’ Union (TÖHOB), United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UN-CRD) and UN-Habitat on 5-6 March 2020 at Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey

 The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network 4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop

In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI is organizing the 4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop of the HMLN to take place in Amman, Jordan, on April 5-9, 2020

 UCLG-MEWA call for Solidarity for CORONA Virus

We stand with all cities of the world who are facing this outbreak, specifically Chinese members of UCLG

 World Urban Forum 10th Session

The 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) will be hosted by Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on 8-13 February 2020 in partnership with the United Nations Habitat, the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


 A greeting message from Mr. Mohammad SAADIE

Yeni yıl vesilesiyle sizlere saygılarımı ve iyi dileklerimi sunuyorum. 2020 yılının tüm dünya ve özellikle MEWA bölgesi için esenlik, refah ve her kademede ilerleme ile dolu bir yıl olmasını diliyorum.


Tourism Media Group is organizing the 7th edition of ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines from 22 to 24 January 2020 at Istanbul Congress Center - ICC fairground.