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. As known, with the elections to be held at UCLG Congress that will take place in Durban, South Africa between 11 and 15 November 2019, the new president of the Organization will be determined for the next three years.

The Congress, where the new co-presidents and treasurer will also be elected in addition to the UCLG president, is of particular importance for the MEWA region. Uğur İbrahim Altay, Mayor of Konya (Turkey) and President of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities, and Mustafa Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir (Turkey), who announced their candidacy for UCLG Co-Presidency and UCLG Treasurer respectively, continue their efforts to take part in UCLG governing bodies. The Meeting of the Committee on Statutory Affairs held in Barcelona also provided an opportunity for the review of the files prepared for the aforementioned nominations.

Members to represent the MEWA Region in the UCLG World Council and UCLG Executive Bureau were also reviewed. There are a total of 36 municipal associations/mayors representing the MEWA Region in the UCLG World Council, with 32 of them designated by the UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat and 4 by the UCLG Lebanon Office. 

You can visit the UCLG-MEWA website for more information on UCLG's changing presidency and other governing bodies.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST ÜLGÜR GÖKHAN, MAYOR OF ÇANAKKALE

On Wednesday, 12 August 2020, at 15.00 (GMT+3).

 SOLIDARITY MESSAGE FOR LEBANON

The Presidency and members of UCLG-MEWA express their deep sadness over the recent tragic news about the devastating blast in the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, which caused immense material damage in the city, as well as loss of many lives.

 UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVERNMENT TALKS HOST THE UNION OF CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLIES

On 28 July 2020, Tuesday at 15.00 (GMT+3)

 STATEMENT ON HAGIA SOPHIA BY PRESIDENCY OF UCLG-MEWA CULTURE AND TOURISM COMMITTEE

Members of the Presidency of UCLG-MEWA Culture and Tourism Committee made a written statement to endorse the reopening of Hagia Sophia as a mosque. Yücel Yılmaz (Mayor of Balıkesir), Rasim Arı (Mayor of Nevşehir), Volkan Yılmaz (Mayor of Silivri), Zeynel Abidin Beyazgül (Mayor of Şanlıurfa) and Iraj Shahin Baher (Mayor of Tabriz) are signatories of the relase.

 PROF. DR. ALİM IŞIK WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

On 23 July 2020, Thursday at 15.00 (GMT+3)

 “TOWARDS THE LOCALIZATION OF THE SDGS REPORT TO THE 2020 HLPF”

We present to you the fourth edition of the report prepared annually by the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments

 WEBSITE ON GOOD PRACTICES OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

You can submit your municipalities’ good practices to the website which will collect projects on sustainable tourism. The web site will be led by UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism and opened by late 2020.

 MOHAMAD SAADIE WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

UCLG-MEWA will organize an online session of UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks with Mohamad Saadie, President of Union of Dannieh Municipalities-Lebanon, President of UCLG-MEWA

 MAHMUT ÖZÇINAR WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

 RASIM ARI WILL BE THE GUEST OF UCLG-MEWA LOCAL GOVENRMENT TALKS

Birleşmiş Kentler ve Yerel Yönetimler Orta Doğu ve Batı Asya Bölge Teşkilatı (UCLG-MEWA) Yerel yönetim söyleşileri kapsamında Nevşehir Belediye Başkanı ve UCLG-MEWA Saymanı Rasim Arı’yı konuk ediyor.

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