SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN MANAGEMENT IN IRAN

Tehran Municipality’s initiative Asian Mayors Forum, cooperating with Allameh Tabataba’i University from Iran, will be organizing its first international Summer School on Urban Management.


 New reports on the localization of the 2030 Agenda

The 2022 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held under the theme “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.


 5-DAY PROGRAM OF UCLG-MEWA IN TEHRAN

UCLG-MEWA organized meetings of the Advisory board of Tehran VLR and the Presidency meeting Committee on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility besides participating in the 1st Sister and Twin Cities Festival and Iran 3rd International Expo of Smart Cities in Tehran between 4-8 July. The activities were carried out in collaboration and participation of Tehran Municipality.


 Training Program on VLR held in İZMİR

UNDP Türkiye organized a Training Program, ‘Voluntary Local Review of Sustainable Development Goals Performance Indicators, Data Standards, Monitoring and Assessment’ in İzmir on 20-22 July.


 UCLG-MEWA WILL BE IN GIRNE WITH GENDER EQUALITY AGENDA

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality will organize its first program with the new committee presidency after UCLG-MEWA Congress’22. The program will be held on 5 August 2022, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) under the auspices of the Municipality of Girne


 UCLG World Congress: Registration is open

Held every three years, the UCLG World Summit and Congress build on the century-old origins of our Organization as a movement driven by peace, solidarity and city diplomacy, and the pledge of the local and regional governments’ constituency around the world to safeguard the dreams and aspirations of their communities.


 UCLG-MEWA AT THE 11TH WORLD CITY FORUM: TRANSFORMING OUR CITIES

The eleventh session of World Urban Forum (WUF), organized by UN Habitat every two years, was held in Katowice, Poland, on 26-30 June 2022, with the motto “Transforming our cities for a better urban future”.


 UCLG Executive Bureau in Sevilla: Fostering Peace

The UCLG Executive Bureau was held on June 13-15 in Sevilla, Spain, under the theme "Local and Regional Governments Fostering Peace at the front line of Emergencies." The Executive Bureau discussed the work program until the UCLG Congress to be held in Daejeon in October, including the statutory issues related to the renewal of the governing bodies. The event also gave the participants the opportunity to attend the Mediterranean Forum on Urban Migration.


 Busworld Turkey 2022 was Held on May 26-28 in Istanbul

The ninth edition of the Busworld Turkey, the world's largest exhibition for bus vehicles, was held between 26-28 May in Istanbul. The theme of this year's gathering was ZERO Emission. The event brings the stakeholders working on transportation together to expand their knowledge of new technologies, trends, and policies. The exhibition also allows stakeholders to widen their networks by interacting with various corporates and industrialists and increase their capacities by attending the thematic presentations made by experts.


 MEWA Agora: A New Magazine for Cities

After reaching out to its members and stakeholders as a periodical 'Newsletter' since 2013, UCLG-MEWA will now be with you quarterly with renewed design, name and content – MEWA Agora.


 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS: THE PERIOD 2022-2025 BEGINS

The seventh UCLG-MEWA Congress, which is held every three years, was held on May 25-27, hosted by the Konya Metropolitan Municipality. With the Congress, the Organization's Presidency, Governing Bodies, Committee Presidencies, Strategic Priorities, and Constitution were renewed. The Congress also hosted Decentralized Cooperation Training and two thematic panels on the environment and urban mobility.


 “MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN THE CONTEXTS OF CRISIS” PEER LEARNING PROGRAM

The peer learning program titled “Migration and Displacement in the Contexts of Crisis: What are Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) doing to save and protect lives?” was held online on April 11-13.


 THE TRAINING ON INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT HELD IN AMMAN

The Training on Integrated Water Resources Management, organized by UCLG-MEWA and hosted by Greater Amman Municipality, within the framework of the Global-Regional Coordination Project carried out by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), UCLG, and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), was held on March 30-31.


 EKO-IKLIM (ECO-CLIMATE) SUMMIT HELD ON MARCH 30-31

The ECO-CLIMATE Summit/Fair, which was organized under the leadership of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO), was held on March 30-31 at the ATO Congressium. At the summit, where stakeholders from the private and public sectors and local governments were present, the climate crisis and its effects on various sectors were discussed in various simultaneous sessions.


 GREEN REFUGEES TRAINING FOR CHILDREN HELD IN ISTANBUL

An interactive training workshop on climate awareness was held for Syrian Refugee children and Turkish children at a middle school in Istanbul.


 UCLG-MEWA ATTENDED THE ARAB FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Arab Forum on Sustainable Development (AFSD), organized by ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), was held in Beirut on March 15-17.


 BÜYÜKÇEKMECE MUNICIPALITY’S “2050 VISION” WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE

Environment and Migration Workshops organized by Büyükçekmece Municipality within the scope of “2050 Büyükçekmece Vision” were held on 18 March 2022.


 SUSTAINABLE CITIES SUMMIT ’22 CO-HOSTED BY ICLEI AND KADIKÖY MUNICIPALITY

International Sustainable Cities Summit, which was organized with the call of Şerdil Dara Odabaşı, Mayor of Kadıköy, Gino Van Begin, Secretary General of Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir, was held as a hybrid meeting at Kozyatağı Cultural Center on 18 March 2022.


  CONSUL GENERAL OF MONGOLIA IN ISTANBUL VISITED UCLG-MEWA

Khishigsuren Sharav, Consul General of Mongolia in Istanbul, Batbold Sundui, former Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs and ex-deputy of Mongolia and current President of Mongolian Association of Local Authorities, and Ganbayar G. Harnuud, Founder and Chairman of Mongolia-Turkey Business Council, visited UCLG-MEWA on March 22.


 PALESTINIAN MINISTER’S VISIT TO UCLG-MEWA

Majdi Al Saleh, Minister of Local Government of Palestine, paid a working visit to the UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat in Istanbul on 18 March 2022.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 MONITORING EQUALITY IN MUNICIPALITIES PROJECT FINAL REPORT

The final report of the "Monitoring Equality in Municipalities" Project carried out in cooperation between UCLG-MEWA and KA.DER has been published.

 SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN MANAGEMENT IN IRAN

Tehran Municipality’s initiative Asian Mayors Forum, cooperating with Allameh Tabataba’i University from Iran, will be organizing its first international Summer School on Urban Management.

 UCLG-MEWA WILL BE IN GIRNE WITH GENDER EQUALITY AGENDA

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality will organize its first program with the new committee presidency after UCLG-MEWA Congress’22. The program will be held on 5 August 2022, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) under the auspices of the Municipality of Girne

 CALL FOR ACTION: EARTHQUAKE IN AFGHANISTAN

UCLG-MEWA expresses grave concern and sympathies towards the families of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan that hit the country's Paktika Province on June 21 and resulted in more than a thousand deaths and many more injuries.

 Iran Smart City Expo 2022

You are all invited to the 3rd Iran Smart City Expo & Conference, which will take place between July 3-5, 2022. The program, hosted by the help of the Ministry of Interior of Iran, aims to develop participants’ networks and provides capacity building opportunities on “Smart City Policies/Practices”.

 Tehran Twin Cities Festival

Tehran Municipality invites its Twin Cities to participate in the 1st Festival and Exhibition of Sister and Twin Cities of Tehran between 5-9 July 2022, to share experiences and display their capabilities and opportunities for joint projects and bilateral or multilateral cooperation.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

The UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, under the auspices of the Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, the Governing Bodies and the Presidency will be updated, and Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG-MEWA WILL ATTEND THE EKO-IKLIM SUMMIT

The EKO-IKLIM (Economy and Climate Change) Summit, which will host the world’s first economy and climate change fair, will be held at the ATO Congressium, Ankara on March 30-31 under the leadership of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce. Within the scope of the summit, Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, will moderate the session titled “Green Transformation”.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, in which the Governing Bodies, the Constitution and the Presidency will be updated, the Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG AWARDS '22: CALL FOR APPLICATION

The call for applications for the 5th edition of the International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21 and UCLG Peace Prize 2022 are open! Deadlines: 22 April and 31 March 2022

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