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.


 3-Year Program of Activity of the Committee on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility is Ready

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility Presidency Meeting was held under the presidency of Mr. Mohammed Ezzati Gharibdousti, Deputy Mayor of Tabriz and Co-President of the Committee, in Tehran, Iran on November 3, 2019


 UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment Presidency Meeting

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment Presidency Meeting has been carried out in Balikesir in 23 October 2019. This has been the first meeting of the presidency after the renewal of the committee management in the UCLG-MEWA in 9-10 July 2019.


 Training of Trainers: Localization of Global Agendas in Iran

Within the scope of localization of global agendas, UCLG-MEWA gathered with municipal personnel and experts in Iran.


 Kartepe Summit 2019: “Urbanization and Happy Cities”

Kartepe Summit was held for the third time under the auspices of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, between 25 and 27 October 2019, under the theme of “Urbanization and Happy Cities.” The Summit consisted of an opening special session, four special sessions, fourteen panel-conferences, thirteen academic sessions, two forums and a workshop on “Urban Economy: Work and Employment.”


 UCLG-MEWA PRESIDENCY CONVENED IN TEHRAN

UCLG-MEWA Presidency Meeting was held on 3 November 2019 in Tehran, the capital of Iran. The meeting was chaired by Mohamed Saadie, President of UCLG-MEWA and the Union of Dannieh Municipalities.


 UCLG COMMITTEE ON STATUTORY AFFAIRS CONVENED IN BARCELONA

The Extraordinary Meeting of the UCLG Committee on Statutory Affairs was held on 31 October 2019 in Barcelona. The ongoing preparations for the next UCLG Congress were evaluated during the Meeting, and opinions and suggestions on the new Presidency to be determined for the 2019-2022 period were also discussed.


 5th WATER LOSS FORUM AND EXHIBITION

The 5th Water Loss Forum and Exhibition was held between 9 and 11 October 2019 in Ankara, Turkey, where representatives from private sector, municipalities, water administrations and universities came together to discuss strategies, planning and financing issues to prevent water losses.


 UCLG-MEWA Follows Innovations in "Smart City" Technologies

Government ICT Conference, which was organized for the first time this year, was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in the IT Valley in Gebze.


 UCLG-MEWA Committee on Social Inclusion Presidency Meeting

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Social Inclusion held its Presidency Meeting on 10-11 October 2019 in Mersin, Turkey, hosted by Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, President of the Committee. Vahap Seçer, President of the Committee and Mayor of Mersin, and the Co-Presidents were among the attendees.


 VISIT TO CONSULATE GENERAL OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IN ISTANBUL

United Cities and Local Governments the Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) continues to be in close cooperation with the diplomatic missions to develop relationships between the local governments in the Middle East and West Asia Region.


 Policy Forum on Development (PFD) Asia Regional Meeting

The Policy Forum on Development (PFD), which was established by the European Commission as a consultation mechanism bringing civil society and local governments together to steer the development policies of the European Union, gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal.


 Istanbul Focus Group Meeting for a Social Innovation Experiment Project for Building an Inclusive City

Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi yürütücülüğünde birinci yılını tamamlayan Kapsayıcı Kent İnşası Amaçlı Sosyal İnovasyon Deneyi Projesi (POT-A) İstanbul Odak Grup Toplantısı’nda, UCLG-MEWA’nın da aralarında olduğu paydaşlar 11 Eylül Çarşamba günü bir araya geldi.


 UCLG-MEWA Continues to Form Cooperations

WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities Network hosted a meeting that was held on Friday, 6 September, where urban transportation and issues related to environment and energy were discussed with the participation of UCLG-MEWA.


 Introduction of Inclusive Municipal Governance Report Project

Project of Inclusive Municipal Governance Report for Women and Girls, which will be carried out in collaboration of the Association for Supporting Women Candidates (KA.DER) and Argüden Governance Academy, was introduced on September 18 during an event held under the auspices of Marmara Municipalities Union with the participation of UCLG-MEWA, mayors, municipal representatives and other NGOs.


 VISIT TO BAKHTIAR ASSADZADEH, CONSUL GENERAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN IN ISTANBUL

United Cities and Local Governments the Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) continues to be in close cooperation with the diplomatic missions to develop relationships between the local governments in the Middle East and West Asia Region.


 UCLG Working Session

From 9 to 10 September, the Secretariat of the UCLG World Organization and the UCLG Sections gathered in Barcelona, Spain to discuss the preparations for the UCLG Congress and to review the 5th Report issued by the Global Observatory of Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) on the theme of “Localizing the SDGs”.


 VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL OF LEBANON IN ISTANBUL

Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, paid a visit to Mounir Anouti, Consul General of Lebanon in Istanbul, Turkey, in his office on 26 July 2019 and briefed him about the ongoing works and activities of the organization.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and the Committee on Culture and Tourism Convene in Izmir

As per the Article 35 of UCLG-MEWA Constitution and the Article 9 of UCLG-MEWA Bylaws, UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau is convened twice a year. Therefore, the first meeting of the renewed Executive Bureau (renewed on 9-10 July in Amman, Jordan) will be held on 6 December 2019 under the auspices of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.

 Cultural Policies: a vector for migrants’ inclusion in urban context

 PRESIDENCY OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CULTURE AND TOURISM TO GATHER IN KYRENIA

 6TH UCLG CONGRESS WILL GATHER IN DURBAN

From 11 to 15 November 2019, the city of Durban, South Africa, will host the UCLG Congress, organized every three years to renew the Presidency of the UCLG World Organization. The UCLG Congress, which will be holding its 6th edition this year, will elect the Presidency for the 2019-2022 period and will discuss the global agendas of the cities with the participation of local and regional government leaders from all around the world.

 International Forum on Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement

International Forum on Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement, currently being co-organized by United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia section (UCLG-MEWA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey) and World Academy for Local Authorities and Democracy (WALD), will be held in Gaziantep, Turkey from 26 to 27 November 2019.

 Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award 2019

The 4th Edition of Tehran Golden Adobe Global Award will be held on 02 November 2019 coinciding with the commemoration ceremony of World Cities Day by Municipality of Tehran with the rich presence of the honorable mayors, city leaders, local and urban officials and representatives of diplomatic corps and international organizations.

 International Idealkent Awards

 URBAN ECONOMY FORUM 29-30 OCTOBER 2019 TORONTO, CANADA

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEES AND PRESIDENCY

UCLG-MEWA Congress was held on 9-10 July 2019 under the auspices of Greater Amman Municipality. In addition to the governing bodies of the Organization for the 2019-2022 Period, Presidencies of the UCLG-MEWA Committees were determined as well.

 4th UCLG Culture Summit 2021: Call for candidacies

Since the founding Congress of Paris, culture has been at the heart of UCLG’s policy agenda

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