TRAINING PROGRAM ON WASTEWATER AND MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEMS FOR THE MUNICIPALITIES OF PALESTINE

Organized for the units and departments working on water and sanitation management in the municipalities of Palestine, the Training Program on Wastewater and Municipal Water Systems for the Municipalities of Palestine took place on 1-6 May 2018, in Istanbul, Turkey.


 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU MEETING & PANEL ON PARTICIPATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON THE AXIS OF GENDER EQUALITY TOOK PLACE IN BALIKESIR, TURKEY

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting & Panel on Participation and Entrepreneurship on the Axis of Gender Equality were held on 27-29 April 2018, in Balıkesir, Turkey; under the auspices of Karesi Municipality, member of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality.


 UCLG-MEWA FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING & UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU MEETING

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting took place on 27 April 2018, in Balıkesir, Turkey, under the auspices of Karesi Municipality. Hosting many participants from the countries of MEWA region, the meeting became the kick-off point for UCLG-MEWA's strategic plan for the 2018-2020 period.


 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT BUILDINGS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES

“Energy Efficiency at Buildings and Design Principles” was discussed at UCLG-MEWA, within the scope of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks. Hosting Prof. Dr. Ümit Doğay Arınç as a speaker, the program took place with an intensive participation from public and private sectors.


 MAYORS PARTICIPATED IN UCLG-MEWA PANEL ON SUSTAINABLE CITIES POLICIES

In the Panel on Sustainable Cities Policies moderated by Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, Hasan Tahsin Usta, Mayor of Gaziosmanpaşa; Cahit Altunay, Mayor of Sultangazi; M. Tevfik Göksu, Mayor of Esenler; Adly Yaish, Mayor of Nablus and Hazem Al Naimat, Deputy Mayor of Greater Amman Municipality & President of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities addressed to the participants.


 Training on «Public Transportation Excellence Index»

After the last meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Urban Mobility, held in Istanbul, on 4 November 2017, during TRANSIST 2017, members adopted the program of activities for 2018 which included the organization of the training on «Public Transportation Excellence Index» implemented by the President of the Committee, lstanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management (IETT)


 UCLG-MEWA ORGANIZED CAMPAIGNS FOR ZERO DISCRIMINATION AND WORLD WATER DAY

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) is continuing to organize awareness-raising campaigns. Within the context of 1 March, Zero Discrimination Day, UCLG-MEWA made a video with 11 different languages, using “butterfly,” the universal symbol of Zero Discrimination Day, to highlight the importance of the day, and reached wide masses on social media.


 UCLG-MEWA TALK ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND HEALTH

UCLG-MEWA is continuing the series of Local Government Talks in 2018. Ali Murat Duman, President of Istanbul Health Platform, became a speaker on Local Governments and Health, within the scope of its activities in the World Health Week.


 Blood Donation Campaign of UCLG-MEWA to Turkish Red Crescent in the World Health Week

Within the context of the World Health Week, United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) organized a blood donation campaign on 5 April 2018.


 Mapping Workshop in Urla, an Outstanding Brand Intermediary City in Turkey

Co-organized by UCLG Intermediary Cities Forum and UCLG-MEWA Intermediary Cities Working Group, the mapping workshop took place on 15-18 March 2018, in Urla, the brand intermediary city of İzmir, Turkey.


 The contribution of sustainable tourism to economic development has been discussed in Eyyübiye.

Co-organized by the UCLG-MEWA and the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and held under the auspices of Eyyübiye Municipality, President of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism, UCLG-MEWA Forum on Sustainable Tourism and Local Development took place with the participation of nearly 250 representatives from various countries including Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Morocco, Iran, Syria and Libya.


 UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talk on Gastronomy Tourism and Brand Cities

Gürkan Boztepe, President of Gastronomy Tourism Association (GTD), gave a talk on Gastronomy Tourism and Brand Cities, within the scope of the first UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talk in 2018.


 MAPPING WORKSHOP AT NEVŞEHİR, A MODEL I-CITY IN THE MEWA REGION

UCLG World Organization and Regional Sections are continuing to organize programs on intermediary cities (i-cities), which are expected to host 50% of the world population in 2030. As one of the regional preparatory meetings on the way to I-Cities World Forum to be held on 5-7 July 2018, in Chefchaouen, Morocco; I-Cities MEWA Regional Forum, took place on 21-22 September 2017, in Nevşehir, a model i-city of the MEWA Region; with a wide participation and a comprehensive program.


 Presidency Handover Ceremony of the Union of City Councils of Turkey Held in Eskişehir, Turkey

9th Meeting of the Union of City Councils of Turkey was held on 17-18 February 2018 in Eskişehir, Turkey, with the theme "Rethinking Cities.”


 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.


 WORLD SUMMIT ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD COOPERATION

UCLG-MEWA will organize a session on “The Role of Local Governments in Rural Development”


 ŞANLIURFA MAYOR VISIT TO UCLG-MEWA

Mr. Nihat Çiftçi, Mayor of Şanlıurfa visited UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat in Istanbul, on 4 January 2018.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 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"

 2018 UCLG Executive Bureau: Agenda & Travel Information

Following our previous communications regarding the 2018 Executive Bureau meetings, taking place in Strasbourg, France from 23 to 26 May, we are pleased to provide you with further information, including the draft agenda of the Executive Bureau Business Session and important information regarding travel to Strasbourg.

 V. ISTANBUL CARBON SUMMIT, 26 April 2018/ISTANBUL

Organized by the Sustainable Production and Consumption Association (SÜT-D); the V. Istanbul Carbon Summit will take place on 26 April 2018, at Istanbul Technical University, with the theme “Climate Finance.” The event will bring experts, academics, public and civil society representatives together.

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU MEETING & PANEL ON PARTICIPATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON THE AXIS OF GENDER EQUALITY

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East West Asia Region (UCLG-MEWA) will organize its Executive Bureau Meeting & Panel on Participation and Entrepreneurship on the Axis of Gender Equality, on 27-29 April 2018, under the auspices of Karesi Municipality, in Balıkesir, Turkey.

 2nd IREMCON International Environmental Conference, 21-22 March 2018

2nd IREMCON International Environmental Conference, will take place from 21-22 March 2018 in Kozyatağı Hilton Hotel, Istanbul

 STRASBOURG 2018 - UCLG EXECUTIVE BUREAU

We are pleased to confirm that the 2018 UCLG Executive Bureau meetings will be held from 23 to 26 May at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (France), at the kind invitation of the Mayor of Strasbourg and UCLG Co-President Roland Ries.

 VI. GLOBAL PFD MEETING

Organized by the European Commission and aiming at strengthening the cooperation between local governments and NGOs for ensuring a sustainable development, PFD will have its next global meeting in 20-22 March 2018, in Belgium.

 UCLG-MEWA FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

UCLG-MEWA Forum on Sustainable Tourism and Local Development will take place on 13-14 March 2018, under the auspices of Eyyübiye Municipality, President of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism.

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