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.
UCLG-MEWA attended Awareness About Gastronomy Panel in EMITT 2018
Awareness About Gastronomy Panel organized in the framework of the 23rd International Exhibition of the Mediterranean Travel and Tourism (EMITT) was held on 27 January 2018 at the Tuyap Conference Centre in Istanbul. Mr. Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, attended the Awareness About Gastronomy Panel as a speaker.
UCLG-MEWA RETREAT MEETINGS HELD IN ISTANBUL
United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) organized the Retreat Meeting, on 18-19 January 2018, at Wyndham Grand Istanbul Europe hotel in Istanbul.
CO-PRESIDENT MOHAMED SAADIE VISITED VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES IN ISTANBUL
Mr. Mohamed Saadie, Co-President of UCLG-MEWA and President of Union of Municipalities of Dannieh, visited UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat in Istanbul. In the meeting, Mr. Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, has briefed Mr. Saadie on the activities and events carried out by UCLG-MEWA.
Turkish municipalities’ Technical visit to Cologne-Germany
In the regard of continuing the workshop on "integrated planning of municipal solid waste management" held in Kocaeli in July, in collaboration with UCLG-MEWA and Connective Cities, which has been organized a technical visit for three days to Cologne, Germany; in particular for Turkish municipalities; Gaziantep, Hatay, Pendik, Seljuk, Karesi, and Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT).
TRANSIST 2017 - UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON URBAN MOBILITY MEETING & PANEL
5th Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Urban Mobility & Panel on Eco-Friendly, Integrated and Safe Urban Mobility in the MEWA Region took place on 4 November 2017 at Istanbul Congress Center with the partnership of UCLG-MEWA and IETT, and within the context of TRANSIST 2017. The Meeting&Panel provided an important platform to review committee activities, to strengthen cooperation, to share good practices and to discuss new projects to be developed.
UCLG-MEWA Committee on Social Inclusion Meeting was held in Beylikdüzü
United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) 1st Meeting of Committee on Social Inclusion was held on 17 October 2017 under the auspices of Beylikdüzü Municipality, President of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Social Inclusion with participation of local representatives from 8 countries.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES MET IN SANCAKTEPE
United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting & UCLG-MEWA Forum on Local Governments and Social Inclusion were held on 18-19 October 2017 in Istanbul under the auspices of Sancaktepe Municipality, with approximate 300 participants from 14 countries.
INTERMEDIARY CITIES MEWA REGIONAL FORUM TOOK PLACE IN NEVŞEHIR, TURKEY
Intermediary Cities Middle East and West Asia (MEWA) Regional Forum took place on 21-22 September 2017, in Hacı Bektaş Veli University Culture and Congress Center, under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality, in Turkey.
TURKEY – PALESTINE SISTER CITY WORKSHOP
“Turkey-Palestine Sister City Workshop” was held on 22 September 2017 in Nevşehir, Turkey, by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT), President of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy, with an aim to strengthen the existing sister city relations between municipalities in Turkey and Palestine.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
From Waste to Source-Integrated Solid Waste Management Solutions Planning for Municipalities workshop was held on 4-6 July 2017, under the auspices of Izmit Waste and Residue Treatment, Incineration and Recycling Co. Inc. (İZAYDAŞ).
UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism and Sustainable Tourism Meeting, 1-2 August 2017
United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) Committee on Tourism and Sustainable Tourism Meeting which gathered nearly 120 participants from the Middle East and West Asia (MEWA) region, was held on 1-2 August 2017 and hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality.
PREPARATORY VISITS FOR THE MEWA REGIONAL INTERMEDIARY CITIES FORUM IN CAPPADOCIA REGION
UCLG-MEWA delegation composed of Mr. Mehmet DUMAN, the UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, Mr. Salim KORKMAZ, the UCLG-MEWA Coordinator of International Relations Department and Ms. Randa AL SABBAGH, UCLG-MEWA Project Officer in Media and Public Relations Department, paid a visit to Mr. Hasan ÜNVER, Mayor of Nevşehir, Mr Ercan ERTAŞ, Mayor of Acıgöl, Mr. Ali KARAASLAN, Mayor of Uçhisar and Mr. Fahri YILDIZ, Mayor of Ürgüp, within the framework of the organization of the MEWA Regional Intermediary Cities Forum which will be held in Nevşehir, Turkey, on 21-22 September 2017
Taskforce Workshop of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment took place in Seferihisar, Izmir
Taskforce Workshop of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment took place in Seferihisar, Izmir on 20 May 2017, under the auspices of Seferihisar Municipality, the Co-President of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment.
Conference on “Refugee Friendly Municipalities”
Conference on “Refugee Friendly Municipalities” took place on 24 May 2017 in Ankara, and organized by QUDRA Program and Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers (ASAM), with the support of UCLG-MEWA.