WATERIST - Istanbul Water Congress and Fair, 11-13 October 2018, Istanbul/Turkey

WATERIST - Istanbul Water Congress and Fair, will take place under the auspices of Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (ISKI) General Directorate as the President of UCLG-MEWA Water and Wastewater Task Force, in Haliç Congress Center in 11 - 13 October 2018.


 NGOs - Local Climate Actions Plan Panel

The project of “Improving climate change awareness and engagement in Istanbul” which aims to step up local dialogue among municipal bodies and increase public awareness on climate change mitigation and adaptation in Istanbul city continues at full stream.


 UCLG-MEWA Participated In ‘’Our City Our Responsibility Conference’’ Organized by Arab Towns Organization

Organized by Arab Towns Organization, "Our City Our Responsibility Conference" is taking place on 12-13 September 2018 in Salalah, Oman, with the participation of Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary-General.


 UCLG-MEWA Project on 'Enhancing Social Cohesion at Local Level through Capacity-Building of Migrants and Refugees Assembly'

“Enhancing Social Cohesion at Local Level through Capacity-Building of Migrants and Refugees Assembly” is a pilot project that is organized within the framework of the QUDRA Program under the leadership of the German International Cooperation Agency (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit-GIZ).


 Mohamed Saadie, UCLG-MEWA Co-President, Made Contacts in Istanbul and Gebze

After the 3rd Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment, Mohamed Saadie, UCLG-MEWA Co-President & President of the Union of Dannieh Municipalities, made several official visits in Istanbul, firstly the headquarters of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities, where the agenda items were the twinning of municipalities, and ways to include more municipalities as members, in order to benefit from the growing network.


 Members of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment Gathered in Konya, Turkey

3rd Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment took place on 7-8 August 2018, under the auspices of Selçuklu Municipality at Selçuklu Congress Center in Selçuklu, Konya, Turkey; with the participation of more than 200 participants from 10 different countries.


 PILOT PROJECT ON MAPPING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN TURKEY

Adopted at UN Sustainable Development Summit organized in September 2015 in New York, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents a significant transformation on the global level.


 Time for Localization in Mersin

The Pilot Project on Mapping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Turkey, which is made in cooperation and with sponsorship of World Academy for Local Governments and Democracy (WALD), organized its second workshop after the first workshop in Mezitli.


 First Stop for Mapping the SDGs: Mezitli Municipality

UCLG-MEWA is continuing its efforts for ensuring the localization of the SDGs that were adopted by the UN in 2015.


 Visit of the UCLG-MEWA Secretary General to the Lebanese Consulate General in Istanbul

In order to consolidate and strengthen the relationships between United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia and the members which are a priority to the Secretary-General Mr. Mehmet Duman, where successive visits to the diplomatic missions of UCLG-MEWA states members.


 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS: GREEN SPACE SUSTAINABILITY IN METROPOLISES

UCLG-MEWA, Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri temasıyla düzenlediği UCLG-MEWA Yerel Yönetim Söyleşileri’nde İstanbul Lale Vakfı Bilim Kurulu Üyesi İsmail Gülal’ı konuk etti. Söyleşide “Metropollerde Yeşil Alan Sürdürülebilirliği” konusu ele alındı.


 Visit to Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in Istanbul

Mehmet DUMAN, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, paid a visit on 24 July 2018 to Khalifa AL-MARZOOQI, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in Istanbul, Turkey, in his office and briefed him about the ongoing works and activities of the organization.


 VISIT OF FATMA ŞAHİN, UCLG-MEWA PRESIDENT

President Şahin: “Domestic and international agenda is quite busy in the new term.”


 PARTNERSHIP FORUM 2018 & POLICY FORUM ON DEVELOPMENT (PFD) TASK TEAM MEETING

Organized under the auspices of the European Commission, Partnership Forum was held in Brussels, Belgium, on 25-26 June.


 Pilot Project on Mapping the Sustainable Development Goals in Turkey: Opening and Introductory Meeting

Opening and Introductory Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Pilot Project for Mapping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Turkey was held on 3 July 2018, at UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat in Istanbul, Turkey; gathering the members of UCLG-MEWA Presidency, Committee on Local Governance, and Supervisory Board. The project is planned to be firstly undertaken in Turkey as a pilot work, which will later be disseminated throughout the MEWA region.


  June 20th, World Refugee Day

UN has set the theme for 2018 as "WithRefugees.” In line with dynamics of the region it operates, UCLG-MEWA supported and engaged in the activities and events during this year’s World Refugee Day.


 Beating Plastic Pollution Message from UCLG-MEWA

In accordance with this theme, UCLG-MEWA invited all members for taking an urgent act on plastic consumption and waste production and raising awareness on the topic with using a #BeatorEatPlastic tag in their social media accounts to focus on the importance of beating plastic production and consumption.


 STRASBOURG 2018: UCLG EXECUTIVE BUREAU & UNACLA SUSTAINABLE CITIES DIALOGUE

United Cities and Local Governments World Organization (UCLG) held its first Executive Bureau meeting of 2018, on 23-26 May 2018 in the European Parliament, under the auspices of the City of Strasbourg.


 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Save the date: UCLG-MEWA Urban Mobility Şanlıurfa Summit, 20-22 November 2018, Şanlıurfa, Turkey

As an activity of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Urban Mobility, “UCLG-MEWA Urban Mobility Şanlıurfa Summit” will be organized on 20-22 November 2018, under the auspices of Şanlıurfa Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey.

 Kartepe Summit 2018: “Migration, Refugees and Humanity”

After its first edition on "July 15th and Coups D'etat," the second edition of Kartepe Summit will be held with the theme "Migration, Refugees and Humanity", in Kartepe, Kocaeli, Turkey on 26-28 October 2018.

 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”

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