UCLG 2021 Executive Bureau

The 2021 UCLG Executive Bureau meetings took place virtually from 18 to 20 May under the theme "Care at the heart of local service provision for an inclusive recovery” with more than 200 participants.


  UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU VIRTUALLY CONVENED

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau virtually convened under the auspices of Gebze Municipality on 5 May 2021. A congratulatory message was delivered at the meeting on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of UCLG-MEWA.


 JOINT WEBINAR ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

UCLG-MEWA, NDI Turkey, and OIDP Organized a Webinar of Civic Engagement.


 CONSULTATION MEETINGS OF THE 2ND WORLD FORUM ON INTERMEDIARY CITIES HELD VIRTUALLY

The I-Cities World Forum will be held on 4-8 October 2021 in Kütahya, Turkey.


 2021 UCLG SECRETARY GENERALS MEETING

Secretary Generals from the UCLG’s sections gathered virtually.


 DRR & RESILIENCE TRAINING BY UCLG-MEWA

UCLG-MEWA organized a two-day internal training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Resilience.


 THE TRAINING ON MONITORING THE SDGs HELD IN KARATAY

Duman: “Urban development is inevitable. What is important is to set it on the right course”


 10TH D-8 SUMMIT

D-8 virtually held its triennial summit on 8 April 2021 under the theme of “Partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing the Power of Youth and Technology”


 SULTANBEYLİ TRAINING PROGRAM ON THE LOCALIZATION OF THE SDGs

The department managers of the municipality attended the training held on April 6, 2021.


 A VISIT FROM AHMET TURAN KOÇER TO UCLG-MEWA

Ahmet Turan Koçer, Advisor to the Mayor of Diyarbakır, paid a working visit to UCLG-MEWA on 24 March 2021.


 UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT IN IZMİR: CULTURE SHAPING THE FUTURE

The Summit will be on 9-11 September 2021.


 CSO-LA CONSULTATION ON THE EU REGIONAL MULTI-ANNUAL INDICATIVE PROGRAMME FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Highlighting the partnership between Africa and Europe, this webinar was an opportunity to lay down the priorities and objectives of this programme.


 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PAY A VISIT TO UCLG-MEWA

Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, gathered with the students from the Yeni Dünya Foundation.


 Working Visits to UCLG-MEWA from Palestine and Lebanon

Mr. Mehmet Duman, Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA, welcomed the Mayor of Abasan Al Kabira from Palestine and the representatives of civil society from Lebanon at the UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat.


 UCLG ANNUAL RETREAT 2021

UCLG World Organization held its annual Retreat on 15-22 February 2021 under the theme ‘A Global Community that Cares.’


 UCLG ANNUAL RETREAT: MEWA PRIORITIES FEEDING THE AGENDA

The World Organization of UCLG gathered virtually on 15-22 February 2021 with all of its Sections from around the world, renewing its energy and building a great synergy among its members.


 GLOBAL TASK FORCE ON MIGRATION (GTFM) WEBINAR

The Global Task Force on Migration gathered online on February 3, 2021. The second meeting of the Task Force was titled ‘The Importance of Multi-level Governance to Ensure Effective Local Responses to Migrations and Displacement.’


 Administrative Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment & ‘Cleaner and Greener Recovery: Climate Priorities in the Post-Covid Era’ Event

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment held its first administrative meeting for the year 2021 with its renewed Presidential Board on January 21, 2021, which was immediately followed by the thematic event titled ‘Cleaner and Greener Recovery: Climate Priorities in the Post-Covid Era.’


 INTERNATIONAL UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (IUU) PAYS A VISIT TO UCLG-MEWA

Prof. Dr. Muhammed Khair Alghabbani, President of International Union of Universities, and his accompanying delegation paid a working visit to Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General.


 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CULTURE AND TOURISM

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism gathered virtually on January 13, 2021, and carried out the evaluation of 2020 and the planning of 2021.

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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