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.


 UCLG-MEWA DELEGATION VISITED NEVŞEHİR MUNICIPALITY

Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, visited Mr. Hasan Ünver, Mayor of Nevşehir, on 18 May 2017 in his office, together with Salim Korkmaz, Coordinator of International Relations, and Randa Alsabbagh, UCLG-MEWA Project Officer.


 Executive Bureau in Madrid: Updated information

Executive Bureau in Madrid: Updated information 18-19 April 2017, Madrid, Spain


 We Are Aware, with UCLG-MEWA and City Councils!

As per their joint-campaign protocol, United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), Association of City Councils of Turkey and City Councils of Turkey Platform ran several awareness-raising campaigns on international days.


 ALMOST FORGOTTEN ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY PRACTICES

Being one of the biggest domed cisterns in Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern fascinates people who see or visit it.


  CMI: Webinar on Solid Waste Management

Host Municipalities Webinar on Solid Waste Management on February 9th, 2017 which is carried out by Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), focused on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and new technologies in waste management and gathered together around 20 municipal and governmental representatives, as well as other international and national stakeholders from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Greece, Turkey, France and Malta.


 UCLG Executive Bureau in Madrid

Following our previous communications, we are pleased to confirm that the UCLG Executive Bureau meetings will be held from 18 to 19 April 2017 at La Nave Exhibition Centre in Madrid, at the kind invitation of the Mayor of Madrid, Ms Manuela Carmena.


 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COMMITTEES MEETINGS

CLG-MEWA Yönetim Kurulu, UCLG- MEWA Kalkınma İşbirliği ve Kent Diplomasisi Komitesi ve UCLG-MEWA Kentsel Mobilite Komitesi toplantıları UCLG-MEWA ve Nablus Belediyesi tarafından, Türkiye Belediyeler Birliği (TBB) ve İETT’nin de katkılarıyla 11-13 Mart 2017 tarihlerinde Filistin’in NablusOn 11-13 March 2017, UCLG-MEWA and Nablus Municipality with the support of the Union of Turkish Municipalities and IETT organized the UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau, Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy, and Committee on Urban Mobility Meetings in Nablus, Palestine. kentinde gerçekleştirildi.


 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU, NABLUS, PALESTINE

On 11-13 March 2017, UCLG-MEWA and Nablus Municipality with the support of the Union of Turkish Municipalities and IETT organized together the UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau meeting, the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy meeting and the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Urban Mobility meeting in Nablus, Palestine.


 Visits of UCLG MEWA to Diplomatic Missions

Headed by Mehmet Duman, Secretary General, the UCLG MEWA delegation visited the diplomatic missions of the Netherlands and Germany along with the countries in the region in January and February 2017.


 Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

As a fundamental frame of reference for responsible and sustainable tourism, the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) is a comprehensive set of principles designed to guide key-players in tourism development.


 UCLG-MEWA VISITED PAKISTAN CONSUL GENERAL

Mehmet Duman, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), Prof. Adem Esen and Emine Gökçe Yanık, UCLG-MEWA Project Officer, paid a visit to Dr. Yousaf Junaid, Pakistan Consul General in Istanbul.


 Istanbul Local Governments Academy Project

UCLG-MEWA became a partner of the training program held on 24 January-1 February 2017 within the framework of the Istanbul Local Governments Academy. The Academy is an interactive program where local authorities can develop their skills through on-side trainings and an e-learning system.


 Act*Human Human Development Summit

Organized by Human Development Foundation (INGEV), Act*Human Human Development Summit took place in Swissotel Istanbul, on January 25th, 2017. Nearly 600 participants including Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General and representatives of different fields in the private & public sector and civil society attended the Summit.


 UCLG-MEWA VISITED A NEW MEMBER: GEBZE MUNICIPALITY

Mehmet Duman, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen (Morocco), Diane Nasseneba Toure, Mayor of Odienné (Ivory Coast) and UCLG-MEWA Staff paid a visit to Gebze Municipality.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 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.

 The 2nd Int'l Conference on Urban Economy

Sizleri; Tahran Belediyesi, İran Şehir Ekonomisi Bilimi Derneği ve City Bank işbirliğinde, 11 Ekim 2017 tarihinde Tahran’da gerçekleştirilecek olan İkinci Uluslararası Şehir Ekonomisi Konferansı hakkında bilgilendirmekten memnuniyet duyarız.

 INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Intermediary Cities Working Group was created in April 2014, in partnership with UNESCO Chair of Intermediary Cities and Global Urbanization.

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND CITY DIPLOMACY PRESIDENCY COUNCIL MEETING

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy Presidency Council Meeting was held on 10 July 2017, hosted by Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) in Ankara.

 APPLY FOR THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Organized by Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat, the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment has been recognizing excellence in urban best practices for 21 years.

 Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism / 1-2 August, KONYA

The Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism will be held on 1-2 August 2017 and hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality as the President of the Committee

  2017 UCLG World Council, 7-10 December, Hangzhou, China

we would like to confirm that the most suitable dates for the 2017 UCLG World Council meetings in Hangzhou, China, within possibilities, are from 7 to 10 December 2017. The World Council will be held at the invitation of Mayor Zhang Hongming, and in conjunction with the Forum on Smart City and Big Data organized by the City of Hangzhou and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

 2017 International Video Production Competition - “My City, Our World Heritage”

The OWHC is proud to renew for a fourth time the International Video Production Competition entitled “My City: Our World Heritage”.

 INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM “Intermediary Cities: Key Actors of Sustainable Development”

UCLG-MEWA will organize the Intermediary Cities Middle East and West Asia (MEWA) Regional Forum in Nevşehir, on 21-22 September, 2017, under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality

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