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.


 WORLD COUNCIL IN HANGZHOU: REPORT ON KEY DECISIONS

Following the UCLG World Council held in Hangzhou, China, on 6-9 December, we are pleased to enclose the Report on Key Decisions.


 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.


 UCLG-MEWA’s Call for Action in Yemen

UCLG-MEWA, which carries out its activities in the Middle East and West Asia region, is deeply concerned by the recent situation in Yemen.


 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 The World Summit on Agriculture and Food Cooperation has been postponed

"The WORLD AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SUMMIT - AGROSUM 2018-" hosted by International Confederation of Agriculture and Food, to be held in Ankara March 01-04, 2018 has been postponed for a short time until "SELF DEFENSE AGAINST TERRORISM" operation in AFRIN has been completed and its international results are determined by our government.

 World Cities Congress Istanbul 2018

UCLG-MEWA and other representatives of Local authorities will also be present in this event. UCLG-MEWA, as a partner, will organize a specific panel where municipalities of MEWA region will share their experiences and present their innovative projects.

 2017 UCLG WORLD COUNCIL and EXECUTIVE BUREAU IN HANGZHOU: BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

2017 UCLG World Council and Executive Bureau meetings will take place on 6-9 December 2017, in Hangzhou, China.

 2nd MEETING OF THE UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON SMART CITIES & UCLG-MEWA WICS2017 MAYORS PANEL

The 2nd Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities and UCLG-MEWA WICS2017 Mayors Panel will be held on 12-13 December 2017, at Sheraton Hotel in Ankara, Turkey.

 2nd Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture

 2017 UCLG WORLD COUNCIL - UPDATED PROGRAM AND AGENDAS - 6-9 DECEMBER 2017, CHINA

2017 UCLG Dünya Konseyi, 6-9 Aralık 2017 tarihlerinde Hangzhou, Çin'de gerçekleştirilecek.

 TRANSIST 2017 INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL TRANSPORT CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION and 5TH MEETING OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON URBAN MOBILITY

TRANSIST 2017 International Istanbul Transport Congress and Exhibition, will take place on 2-4 November 2017 at Istanbul Congress Center & Lutfi Kirdar Rumeli Building.

 UCLG-MEWA PANEL ON SOCIAL INCLUSION AND UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL INCLUSION MEETING

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) Panel on Social Inclusion and UCLG-MEWA Committee on Social Inclusion Meeting will vbe held on 17 October 2017, under the auspices of Beylikdüzü Municipality, the President of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Social Inclusion.

 Climate Chance World Summit, 11-13 September 2017, Agadir/MOROCCO

Distinguished UCLG-MEWA Members, Following COP22 (22nd Annual Conference of the Parties) held in Marrakech/Morocco which aimed to take important steps about the tackling of climate change, Climate Chance World Summit, organized to gather climate actors, will take place between 11th - 13th September 2017 in Agadir, Morocco.

 TEHRAN GOLDEN ADOBE GLOBAL AWARD 2017

It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Tehran 4th Golden Adobe Global Award, which will be held on October 31st, 2017, coinciding with the World Cities Day.

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