MALAYSIA HOSTED THE 9TH SESSION OF THE WORLD URBAN FORUM

9th Session of the World Urban Forum took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the participation of local government representatives from all around the world.

The Forum started with the Women's Assembly, addressing to the gender equality in the New Urban Agenda. Speaking in the introductory session of the Assembly, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), emphasized that "National development cannot be achieved without ensuring full participation of women in the public space.”

Representing the UCLG-MEWA; Mr. Mehmet Duman, Secretary General, and Mr. Barıs Timur, Project Officer, participated in the Forum. Secretary General Duman read the Local and Regional Governments Statement, one of the main reference documents of the Forum.

Secretary General Duman also delivered a speech on the New Urban Agenda, within the context of Intermediary Cities World Forum Preparatory Meeting, held on Saturday, 10 February.

As a result of the six-day Forum, the first report on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda will be drawn up. 


Statement at the Ninth World Urban Forum World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments Kuala Lumpur, 8 February 2018


 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 III. MEETING OF THE UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT

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 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."

 MECHELEN DECLARATION ON CITIES AND MIGRATION

 UCLG WORLD FORUM ON INTERMEDIARY CITIES (I-CITIES), 5-7 JULY 2018, CHEFCHAOUEN-MOROCCO

UCLG World Forum on Intermediary Cities will take place on 5-7 July 2018, in Chefchaouen, Morocco, where participants will discuss many thematic areas such as global environmental agendas, citizens’ participation, local development strategies, providing a fair regional order, and prosperity culture in i-cities.

 UCLG-MEWA’S CALL FOR ACTION IN PALESTINE

“Jerusalem is More Than A City”

 14th ANNIVERSARY of UCLG-MEWA

 Energy Efficiency at Buildings and Design Principles

UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks "Energy Efficiency at Buildings and Design Principles"

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