The mission of the World Organisation is to be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.

To achieve this mission, the World Organisation shall pursue the following objectives:

  1. To promote strong and effective democratic local self-government throughout the world;
  2. To promote unity and cooperation amongst members;
  3. To ensure the effective political representation of local government to the international community, in particular the United Nations and its agencies;
  4. To be the worldwide source of key information and intelligence regarding local government;
  5.  To be the worldwide source of learning, exchange and capacity-building, supporting the establishment and strengthening of free and autonomous local governments and their national associations;
  6.  To promote economic, social, cultural, vocational and environmental development and service to the population based on the principles of good governance, sustainability and social inclusion;
  7. To promote race and gender equality, and to combat all forms of discrimination that are illegal with regard to international law, and/or illegitimate in relation to the values and policies of the organisation;
  8. To be a strong democratic organisation, reflecting in its composition and functioning the diversity of the local spheres of governance;
  9. To promote decentralised cooperation and international cooperation between local governments and their associations;
  10. To promote twinning and partnerships as a means for mutual learning and friendship between peoples;
  11. To develop policies, programmes and initiatives within the framework of the World Organisation’s mission, values and objectives, this implies seeking appropriate means to implement them, within the internal rules of the organisation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 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."

 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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