Kartepe Summit 2019: “Urbanization and Happy Cities”

Kartepe Summit was held for the third time under the auspices of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, between 25 and 27 October 2019, under the theme of “Urbanization and Happy Cities.” The Summit consisted of an opening special session, four special sessions, fourteen panel-conferences, thirteen academic sessions, two forums and a workshop on “Urban Economy: Work and Employment.” The event was held with the participation of academics, intellectuals, representatives of NGOs, regional and international organizations.

A number of academics, press representatives and politicians from different countries gathered in the three-day event that tackled the most important issues of cities, including transportation, employment, environment, sanitation, social services, culture and arts, healthcare, sports, urban crimes, climate, disasters, and security. Discussions mainly served to the development of a discourse on different solutions for policymakers and decision-makers.

Within the framework of the Summit, Prof. Dr Dilek Demirbaş from Istanbul University moderated the session of “The United Nations and the Future of Cities,” which was held the second day of the Summit and attracted the attention of the participants. Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, and Emre Üçkardeşler, UNICEF Head of Department of Social Policy, took part in the session giving their presentations on the topic. The speakers delivered their speeches within the framework of the New Urban Agenda and the Bogota Commitment.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 THE ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND "CLEANER AND GREENER RECOVERY: CLIMATE PRIORITIES IN THE POST-COVID-19 ERA" EVENT

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment is virtually organizing its Administrative Meeting and Cleaner and Greener Recovery: Climate Priorities in the Post-Covid-19 Era Program on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CULTURE AND TOURISM GATHERS ONLINE

The meeting aims to bring together all of the members and the stakeholders and also to demonstrate a vivid exchange of ideas between the actors of the cultural ecosystem on the axis of the MEWA region.

 NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF UCLG-MEWA, MOHAMAD SAADIE

Saadie: "I hope that the year 2021 will bring healing, prosperity and peace for our people, our countries and the whole world."

 TRAINING PROGRAM ON CITY DIPLOMACY AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE

Training Program on City Diplomacy and Local Governance will take place virtually on December 15-16, 2020.

 THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS 2021 HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 24 NOVEMBER 2020

The United Nations has extended its deadline for accepting nominations for the 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) to 24 November 2020.

 D-8 SECRETARY GENERAL WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS

On Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 11.00 (GMT+3).

 TEHRAN GOLDEN ADOBE GLOBAL AWARD 2020

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST ENG. ALAADDİN M. AL BATTA

On Monday, 26 October 2020, at 14.00 (GMT+3)

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL TO CONVENE

On 22 October 2020

 WEBINAR ON EMPOWERING LOCAL COMMUNITIES FOR INCLUSIVE COVID-19 RECOVERY

UCLG-MEWA and UN-Habitat Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) are organizing a webinar on “Empowering Local Communities for Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery” and it will be held via Zoom on Monday, 26 October, 2020 at 10:00 (CEST).

TWITTER