HDI-D AND SDGs PROJECT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Sustainable Development Goals take on a different dimension with the project launched by UCLG-MEWA and Human Development Foundation (INGEV). The project on the matching of The Human Development Index - Districts (HDI-I), which aims to measure and monitor human development at the local level, with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its dissemination in the MEWA region is expected to bring up the HDI-I to the international agenda.
The HDI-I’s first phase was initiated in 2016 by INGEV and covered 150 districts with the highest population within the metropolises in Turkey. Following the study conducted in 2017, the number of districts covered reached 186 with the inclusion of all districts in 3 metropolises. Previously conducted based on 56 variables under the indexes of governance, social inclusion, economic status, education, health, social life, environment and transport, the project, this time, is matched with the sub-goals of the SDGs.
The first phase of the project started with the Advisory Board Meeting held on 19 November 2019. The meeting held in Istanbul under the auspices of Marmara Municipalities Union of Turkey was attended by representatives from the central government, local governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and academia. The meeting opened with the speeches of Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General; Vural Çakır, President of INGEV, and M. Cemil Arslan, Secretary General of the Marmara Municipalities Union as the host organization. Prof. Dr. After Murat Şeker, Faculty Member at Istanbul University, shared the research scope and methodology of HDI-I with the Advisory Board Members, which was followed by the interactive discussion. Through the group studies carried out under the titles of “Human Development Index-Districts,” “Human Development Index-Metropolises” and “Relationship Between Human Development Index & UN Sustainable Development Goals,” the Advisory Board Members discussed the project’s methodology.
The next phase of the project will continue with the preparation of an analysis report on the relationship between HDI-I and SDGs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST ÜLGÜR GÖKHAN, MAYOR OF ÇANAKKALE

On Wednesday, 12 August 2020, at 15.00 (GMT+3).

 SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FOR LEBANON

The Presidency and members of UCLG-MEWA express their deep sadness over the recent tragic news about the devastating blast in the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, which caused immense material damage in the city, as well as loss of many lives.

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST THE UNION OF CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLIES

On 28 July 2020, Tuesday at 15.00 (GMT+3)

 STATEMENT ON HAGIA SOPHIA BY PRESIDENCY OF UCLG-MEWA CULTURE AND TOURISM COMMITTEE

Members of the Presidency of UCLG-MEWA Culture and Tourism Committee made a written statement to endorse the reopening of Hagia Sophia as a mosque. Yücel Yılmaz (Mayor of Balıkesir), Rasim Arı (Mayor of Nevşehir), Volkan Yılmaz (Mayor of Silivri), Zeynel Abidin Beyazgül (Mayor of Şanlıurfa) and Iraj Shahin Baher (Mayor of Tabriz) are signatories of the relase.

 PROF. DR. ALİM IŞIK WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

On 23 July 2020, Thursday at 15.00 (GMT+3)

 “TOWARDS THE LOCALIZATION OF THE SDGS REPORT TO THE 2020 HLPF”

We present to you the fourth edition of the report prepared annually by the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments

 WEBSITE ON GOOD PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

You can submit your municipalities’ good practices to the website which will collect projects on sustainable tourism. The web site will be led by UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism and opened by late 2020.

 MOHAMAD SAADIE WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

UCLG-MEWA will organize an online session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks with Mohamad Saadie, President of Union of Dannieh Municipalities-Lebanon, President of UCLG-MEWA

 MAHMUT ÖZÇINAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

 RASIM ARI WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

Birleşmiş Kentler ve Yerel Yönetimler Orta Doğu ve Batı Asya Bölge Teşkilatı (UCLG-MEWA) Yerel yönetim söyleşileri kapsamında Nevşehir Belediye Başkanı ve UCLG-MEWA Saymanı Rasim Arı’yı konuk ediyor.

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