The Rating of Cities’ International Activity Award Ceremony

The second edition of UCLG-Kazan Cities’ International Activity Award, which covers the cities in the Eurasia and MEWA Region of UCLG-Eurasia, was held during the UCLG Retreat in Tangier, Morocco on February 28, 2020


 Members of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility at Busworld Academy

Sustainable Bus System for Smart Cities Conference was held at Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey on 5-6 March 2020, in partnership with United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), World Resources Institute Turkey (WRI) Sustainable Cities, Busworld Academy, HKF Trade Fairs, Association of All Private Buses (TÖHOB), the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UN-CRD) and UN-Habitat.


 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU MEETING & SIDE EVENT OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CITY DIPLOMACY AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE

The program, consisting of UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting, a panel on “City Diplomacy in the Implementation of Global Agendas” and a networking event, was held on 10-12 March 2020 under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality


 UCLG-MEWA RETREAT

UCLG Retreat, organized by UCLG World Organization with the participation of the Sections and relevant stakeholders, took place in Tangier, Morocco between 24-28 February 2020


 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ALIGNMENT WORK WITH THE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITIES OF IZMIR

The projects and activities of the district municipalities of Izmir were evaluated within the context of the SDGs. Organized under the coordination of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Sustainable Urban Development Network, the alignment workshop took place between 16-18 April


 10th World Urban Forum

The 10th World Urban Forum was held between 8-13 February 2020, at the Abu Dhabi National Fair, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Municipality, with the participation of local government representatives coming from all over the world


 A VISIT TO DEVELOPING 8

Mr. Mehmet Duman, Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA paid a working visit to Mr. Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, Secretary General of D-8


 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON GENDER EQUALITY PRESIDENCY MEETING

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality Presidency Meeting was held in Beylikdüzü, Istanbul on February 4, 2020


 Smart Cities and Municipalities Congress and Exhibition

Smart Cities and Municipalities Convention and Exhibition was held in Ankara on 15-16 January 2020 by the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) under the auspices of the Presidency of Turkey


 INTERNATIONAL IDEALKENT AWARDS FOUND THEIR OWNERS

Idealkent Awards found their owners at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. On behalf of UCLG-MEWA, President Mohamed Saadie and Secretary General Mehmet Duman attended the award ceremony.


 The International Forum on Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement

The International Forum on Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement was held on 26 and 27th of November in Gaziantep, Turkey.


 “OPEN DATA BASICS” TRAINING

Training on "Open Data Basics" was organized within the scope of the “Open Data and Smart Cities Project” supported by the UK and run by the NovuSens Big Data Institute on 3 December 2019 at UCLG-MEWA (United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section) office, in Istanbul, Turkey.


 UCLG-MEWA TRAINING ON EU PROJECTS AND FUNDING SOURCES

The implementation of projects related to the priority areas specified in the UCLG-MEWA’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2022 and accordingly provision of necessary support to the members are among the issues that the Organization attaches importance to in the new period. In this context, institutional capacity building activities were initiated around the projects planned for the next term.


 UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting 6 December 2019, Izmir

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting was held on 6 December 2019 in Izmir, Turkey under the auspices of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.


 Istanbul Sustainable Transportation Congress

Istanbul Sustainable Transportation Congress was held on 17-18 December 2019 at Istanbul Congress Center.


 International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21 The Call is open!

The World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments keeps a strong commitment towards the connection between culture and sustainable development. The International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21, held on a biennial basis, is one of the best examples of this commitment.


  “ALTERNATIVE TOURISM” PANEL SESSION IN IZMIR

Following the Presidency Meeting, UCLG-MEWA Culture and Tourism Committee held its panel session entitled “Alternative Tourism: Trends and Visions” within the scope of Travel Turkey Izmir Fair under the auspices of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. During the panel held on Friday, December 6, 2019, important branches of alternative tourism such as health tourism, congress tourism, gastronomy tourism, ecotourism and urban tourism were discussed in detail by experts.


 HDI-D AND SDGs PROJECT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Sustainable Development Goals take on a different dimension with the project launched by UCLG-MEWA and Human Development Foundation (INGEV).


 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CULTURE AND TOURISM PRESIDENCY MEETING

The renewed Presidency of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism gathered from 21 to 23 November 2019 in Kyrenia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, to discuss the three-year program of activities.


 UCLG CONGRESS 2019

From 11 to 15 November, in Durban, South Africa, UCLG has held its World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, one of the largest and most influential meetings of mayors, councilors, local and regional governments and associations worldwide.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks Postponed

Due to the Novel Coronavirus(Covid-19) precautions, we have postponed our UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks on 18 March 2020 with D-8 Secretary-General Mr. Amb. Dato‘ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, to a further date. We kindly submit for your information.

 D-8 SECRATARY GENERAL KU JAAFAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) will organize another session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks, with Ambassador Dato’ Ku Jaafar Ku Shaari, Secretary-General of Developing 8 (D-8), on 18 March 2020, at its General Secretariat in Sultanahmet, Istanbul

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU TO CONVENE SOON

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting and Side Event of the Committee on City Diplomacy and Local Governance will be held from 10 to 12 March 2020 under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality

 UCLG-MEWA is Discussing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Sustainable Bus System for Smart Cities Conference will be co-organized by United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), World Resources Institute for Sustainable Cities (WRI) Turkey Sustainable Cities, Busworld Academy, HKF Trade Fair, Association of Private Urban Public Bus Operators’ Union (TÖHOB), United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UN-CRD) and UN-Habitat on 5-6 March 2020 at Istanbul Expo Center, Turkey

 The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network 4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop

In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI is organizing the 4th Annual Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop of the HMLN to take place in Amman, Jordan, on April 5-9, 2020

 UCLG-MEWA call for Solidarity for CORONA Virus

We stand with all cities of the world who are facing this outbreak, specifically Chinese members of UCLG

 World Urban Forum 10th Session

The 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) will be hosted by Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on 8-13 February 2020 in partnership with the United Nations Habitat, the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

 2020 GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR INNOVATION

 A greeting message from Mr. Mohammad SAADIE

Yeni yıl vesilesiyle sizlere saygılarımı ve iyi dileklerimi sunuyorum. 2020 yılının tüm dünya ve özellikle MEWA bölgesi için esenlik, refah ve her kademede ilerleme ile dolu bir yıl olmasını diliyorum.

 ACE of M.I.C.E. EXHIBITION BY TURKISH AIRLINES

Tourism Media Group is organizing the 7th edition of ACE of M.I.C.E. Exhibition by Turkish Airlines from 22 to 24 January 2020 at Istanbul Congress Center - ICC fairground.

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