CO-PRESIDENT MOHAMED SAADIE VISITED VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES IN ISTANBUL

Mr. Mohamed Saadie, Co-President of UCLG-MEWA and President of Union of Municipalities of Dannieh, visited UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat in Istanbul. In the meeting, Mr. Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, has briefed Mr. Saadie on the activities and events carried out by UCLG-MEWA.

Following the meeting, Co-President Saadie visited the World Academy for Local Government and Democracy (WALD). Saadie has been informed on the activities of WALD here.

Co-President Saadie and Secrtary General Duman also paid a visit to Pendik Municipality. The delegation came together with the Mr. Cevat Yaman, Deputy Mayor of Pendik Municipality.

The delegation was also visited Mr. Dr. Kadir Topbaş, Former Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, President of UNACLA and  former UCLG’s President for the period of 2010-2013 and 2013-2016.

The Delegation later moved to Şişli Municipality and visited Mr. Hayri İnönü, Mayor of Şişli Municipality, in his office.  Co-President Saadie and Secretary General Duman also paid a visit to Gaziosmanpaşa Municipality. The delegation of UCLG-MEWA came together with Mr. Hasan Tahsin Usta, Mayor of Gaziosmanpaşa Municipality, and informed him on the activities of UCLG-MEWA. Following this, the delegation of UCLG-MEWA paid a visit to Mr. Lokman Çağrıcı, Mayor of Bağcılar Municipality. In the meeting Mr. Çağrıcı was informed by the UCLG-MEWA delegation on the activities of UCLG-MEWA.




ANNOUNCEMENTS

 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.

 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."

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