VISIT FROM THE AZERBAIJANI DELEGATION TO UCLG-MEWA

Fatma Yıldırım, Member of the Azerbaijani Parliament; Sadıq Halilov, Mayor of Barde; and Tofiq Hesenov, Secretary General of the Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities, paid a working visit to UCLG-MEWA.


 MEWA WORKSHOP ON ACCESSIBLE TOURISM WAS ORGANIZED IN KYRENIA

In the workshop, the problems of disadvantaged groups were discussed from the perspective of local governments.


 INTERMEDIARY CITIES DISCUSSED IN KÜTAHYA

The 2nd World Forum of Intermediary Cities was held under the theme of “Life Systems for a Resilient Future.”


 VISIT FROM THE RAFAH MUNICIPALITY DELEGATION TO UCLG-MEWA

Ahmad Al Soofi, Mayor of Rafah, and his accompanying delegation paid a working visit to our organization.


 CITIES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE GLOBAL COMPACT ON REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Global Task Force on Migration (GTFM) co-organized a virtual event titled “Cities and their contribution to the Global Compact on Refugees” on 22 September 2021.


 TRAINING ON SDG LOCALIZATION AND MAINSTREAMING

Three-phase Strategy on the Adoption of the SDGs: Focalize, Vocalize, and Localize


 UCLG-MEWA PAYS WORKING VISITS TO MALTEPE AND KARTAL MUNICIPALITIES

UCLG-MEWA increases the visibility of local governments at the international level...


 4th UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT

The 4th UCLG Culture Summit was held under the theme “Culture: Shaping the Future.”


 MONITORING EQUALITY İN MUNICIPALITIES PROJECT

Within the scope of the "Monitoring Equality in Municipalities Project", we held 3 more evaluation meetings and completed the field work phase of the project.


 SECRETARY-GENERAL DUMAN SPEAKS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Mehmet Duman was a guest on TRT Radio 1’s “Society, Environment, Human” and EKOIQ Magazine.


 UCLG WORLD SECRETARIAT EXTENDS SOLIDARITY TO TURKEY

Saiz: “We would like to express our solidarity with the people and local governments of Turkey that are affected by the situation, in particular in the area of Marmaris.”


 KARATAY MUNICIPALITY ATTENDED THE UN HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM

Kılca: “Karatay Municipality is one of the first three municipalities in Turkey to prepare its own VLR”


 KYRENIA MUNICIPALITY’S WORKING VISIT TO UCLG-MEWA: TOWARDS THE ACCESSIBLE TOURISM WORKSHOP

Kyrenia Municipality, President of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism, will organize the “Accessible Tourism Workshop” on October 21-22, 2021.


 VOLUNTARY LOCAL REVIEWS AND VOLUNTARY SUBNATIONAL REVIEWS DAYS

The movement of VLR-VSR is increasing the demand for institutional interaction between local and national levels.


 FOURTH LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS FORUM ON THE 2030 AGENDA

Among the participants of the session “Achieving Planetary, Social and Economic Resilience” held on July 13, 2021 were Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Greater Amman Municipality ,UCLG-MEWA Co-President.


 A LOCAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE: WEBINAR ON THE RIGHT TO CITY

“Right to City Under Occupation: The Palestine Case” webinar held on 7th of June 2021


 UCLG-MEWA ORGANIZED A PANEL SESSION AT THE GASTROSHOW

The panel on Importance of Gastronomy Tourism in the Branding of Cities held on 28th of June 2021


 COURTESY VISIT BY TEHRAN DELEGATION

Dr. Zoheir Sabaghpour, Deputy Mayor of International Affairs at Tehran Municipality, and his accompanying delegation paid a courtesy visit to UCLG-MEWA on 18 June 2021.


 IZMIR IS GETTING READY FOR THE 4TH UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT

The launch of the fourth UCLG Culture Summit to take place on 9-11 October 2021 under the auspices of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality was held virtually.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 6TH TEHRAN GOLDEN ADOBE AWARD HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED

The 6th Tehran Golden Adobe Award, organized by Tehran Municipality in cooperation with United Nations Human Settlement Program (UNHABITAT), will be held in Tehran on 31 October-1 November. The Award will focus on “People-Oriented Development, Social Dynamism and Cultural Inclusion in City.” The project entries can be submitted to the website until 7 October. .

 NEW ISSUE OF MEWA AGORA: DECENTRALIZED COOPERATION

The second issue of the UCLG-MEWA quarterly magazine MEWA Agora is out. The issue with the main focus on Decentralized Cooperation includes the Feature on cities’ development cooperation in the MEWA Region, the Opinion piece by Sogen Moodley from the Durban University of Technology, the Interview with Tayseer Abu Sneineh, the new president of UCLG-MEWA, and "Wastewater and Municipal Water Systems Management" good practice on decentralized cooperation.

 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.

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