INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CULTURE AND CREATIVITY FOR STRENGHTENING COOPERATION

UCLG-MEWA has participated in the international workshop among Kütahya Municipality and Pecs Municipality that was held in the framework of Town Twinning Program by EU Grant Scheme.


 VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CITY DIPLOMACY AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE

With the decision of the UCLG-MEWA Congress held in Amman on 9-10 July 2019, the Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy and the Committee on Local Governance were united under the name of “Committee on City Diplomacy and Local Governance”.


 VISIT TO UCLG-MEWA OMBUDSMAN

UCLG-MEWA visited Mansur Yavaş, Mayor of Ankara (Turkey), who was elected as the Ombudsman of the Organization for the 2019-2022 Term.


 “BIG DATA AND OPEN DATA” CONCEPTS WERE DISCUSSED AT UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS

One of the eight sessions held during the Congress focused on “The Challenges and Opportunities for Big Data and Open Data for Local Governments”.


 UCLG-MEWA IS READY FOR NEW TERM

UCLG-MEWA continues to work ensuring a stronger representation for local governments in the MEWA Region.


 Congress Preparations with President Şahin

Fatma Şahin, Mayor of Gaziantep and UCLG-MEWA President for 2016-2019 term, visited the General Secretariat of UCLG-MEWA prior to UCLG-MEWA Congress which will be held from 9-10 July 2019 in Amman, the capital city of Jordan.


 VISIT BY THE MAYOR OF MERSİN

UCLG-MEWA continues to review its work with the Presidency Council. In this context; Vahap Seçer, who was elected as the Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, the cochairman of UCLG-MEWA, and Mayor of Yenişehir (Mersin) Abdullah Özyiğit visited UCLG-MEWA on June 14th.


 UCLG-MEWA VISIT to GEBZE MUNICIPALITY

Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, and his delegation visited Zinnur Büyükgöz, who was elected as the Mayor of Gebze and who also serves as UCLG Treasurer for the 2016-2019 Period.


 UCLG-MEWA FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE / SUPERVISORY BOARD MEETING

Signed by the members, report of the Committee Meeting will be presented to the 6th UCLG-MEWA Congress.


 Arab Towns Organization (ATO) General Conference and Executive Board

Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, had participated in the 18th General Conference and Executive Board at the Arab Towns Organization (ATO), in Amman, Jordan, on 24-25 June 2019. The conference was organized jointly by ATO and Greater Amman Municipality at Hussein Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan.


 POWER THE REVOLUTION FOR CLIMATE ACTION PROJECT CLOSING MEETING

Closing Meeting organized within the context of “Power the Revolution for Climate Action Project" was held on 13 June 2019, under the auspices of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality. In the event, Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, moderated the session titled “Building Environmentally Resilient Cities”.


 UCLG-MEWA Co-President Saadie’s Istanbul Contacts

UCLG-MEWA Presidency continues to meet with local governments representatives in the MEWA region. Within this context, Mohamed Saadie, UCLG-MEWA Co-President and President of Union Municipalities of Dannieh, paid a series of official visits to local governments in Istanbul.


 VISITING KADIKOY MUNICIPALITY

On 28 May 2019, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General and his accompanying delegation visited Şerdil Dara Odabaşı, Mayor of Kadıköy, in his office. In the local elections held on 31 March 2019 in Turkey, one of the countries of the MEWA Region, Şerdil Dara Odabaşı was selected as the Mayor of Kadıköy.


 THE PROTOCOL BETWEEN ACADEMIA, UCLG-MEWA AND WALD

UCLG-MEWA, World Academy for Local Government and Democracy (WALD) and Rumeli University Global Policy Application and Research Center (RUPAM) signed a cooperation protocol on 27 May 2019. The protocol was made within the context of the Migration, Urban Development, and Urban Liveability Project.


 FORUM OF ADVANCED WORKSHOPS FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES

eing on the agenda of all countries around the world, the Sustainable Development Goals have been on the agenda of the Arab cities now.


 AWARENESS RAISING SEMINAR ON THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Awareness Raising Seminar on the Protection of Cultural Heritage”, organized by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, took place on 9-10 May 2019


 VISIT OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN TO UCLG-MEWA

Kourosh Moghtaderi, cultural attaché at the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran, visited UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat, on 26 April 2019.


  3RD IREMCON INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE

The 3rd International Environmental Conference IREMCON was held on 28-29 March 2019 in Istanbul Expo Center.


  6th ISTANBUL CARBON SUMMIT

UCLG-MEWA continues to follow the developments and programs related to the thematic areas under its committees. We were at the 6th Istanbul Carbon Summit.


 MEETINGS OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND CITY DIPLOMACY & COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT

Members of the UCLG-MEWA Committees on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy, and Environment, two of the committees of UCLG-MEWA established in the thematic areas, gathered in Ramallah, Palestine, on 15-16 April 2019.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  URBAN ECONOMY FORUM 29-30 OCTOBER 2019 TORONTO, CANADA

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEES AND PRESIDENCY

UCLG-MEWA Congress was held on 9-10 July 2019 under the auspices of Greater Amman Municipality. In addition to the governing bodies of the Organization for the 2019-2022 Period, Presidencies of the UCLG-MEWA Committees were determined as well.

 4th UCLG Culture Summit 2021: Call for candidacies

Since the founding Congress of Paris, culture has been at the heart of UCLG’s policy agenda

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS

UCLG-MEWA Congress to be held in Amman, Jordan, on 9-10 July 2019, UCLG-MEWA will hold elections to determine its governing bodies and Presidency for the period 2019-2022

 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), 48 municipalities from countries such as Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and many international organizations will gather together in Amman on June 30, 2019.

 "No city is a party to any war"

Today is the 16th of May, United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace. Until 2019, our world has faced many periods making difficult to live together.

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS "Human Capital, Qualified Education and Development"

UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks" "Human Capital – Qualified Education and Development”" 21 March Thursday 2019

 UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy & UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment Meetings

2nd Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy and the 4th Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment will be held on 15-17 April 2019, in Ramallah, Palestine.

 FOLLOW-UP WORKSHOP FOR REFUGEE-FRIENDLY MUNICIPALITIES ON SOCIAL COHESION

The event will take place on 12-15 February 2019, in Berlin, Germany.

 UCLG Annual Retreat 2019 & Meeting of UCLG Committee on Statutory Affairs

2019 edition of UCLG Annual Retreat will take place on 11-15 February 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.

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