UCLG EXECUTIVE BUREAU

UCLG’s first Executive Bureau Meeting in 2020 took place between 27-29 May 2020. The meeting, which is planned to be organized in Rome, Italy, was held online due to the current pandemic. The Financial Management Committee and the Committee on Statutory Affairs met on the 27th of May. Aiming to assess how to integrate climate action into COVID19 response and recovery measures, Ministerial Dialogue with Local and Regional Governments took place on 28 May. The last day of the online event witnessed the formal session of the Executive Bureau where members discussed the UCLG Consultation on the UN75 process as well as the UCLG strategy in the post-COVID era

The first day of our  Virtual Executive Bureau set the scene for days to come through the celebration of our Institutional Committees: The Financial Management Committee (FMC) and the Committee on Statutory Affairs (CSA). Chaired by Madelaine Alfelor, Mayor of Iriga, UCLG Treasurer, FMC members evaluated the financial health of the organization and addressed the budget and the financial state. In the CSA meeting chaired by UCLG President Mohamed Boudra, Mayor of Al-Hoceima, and by UCLG Co-President Jan Van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht, participants addressed the renewal and the next stages of the organization in the post-COVID era.

The second day of the Executive Bureau hosted a Ministerial Dialogue, where representatives from UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNDP, as well as the members of the Global Taskforce such as ICLEI, CLGF, and the Global Covenant of Mayors, discussed the effective implementation of the climate agreements. Gathering over 200 participants and more than 50 panelists, the Dialogue provided an unprecedented opportunity for stronger communication among local government actors around the world.

The last day of UCLG Executive Bureau was dedicated to showcasing the vision of local and regional governments on multilateralism and Global Consultation Towards UN75, in which local and regional leaders from all over the world provided their visions, their hopes and their expectations for how the world will look like in 2045.

Many local government representatives from the MEWA Region, especially from Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Tehran Municipality, and from the Union of Turkish Municipalities attended the 3-day online meeting. Mr. Uğur İbrahim ALTAY, UCLG Co-President, and Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality also actively participated in the sessions.

You can check the UCLG-MEWA website for the final documents of the meeting and other details.

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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