UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND CITY DIPLOMACY PRESIDENCY COUNCIL MEETING

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy Presidency Council Meeting was held on 10 July 2017, hosted by Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) in Ankara.

Hayrettin Güngör, Secretary General of UMT, Mehmet Duman, Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA, Halil Avşar, Deputy Secretary General of Adana Metropolitan Municipality, Selim Yücel Güleç, Head of Foreign Relations Department of Konya Metropolitan Municipality, Ömer Faruk Sarı, Chief of European Union Funds of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, Doğan Işık, Acting Head of Department in the Deputy Directorate General of the Middle East in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey participated in the meeting.

In accordance with the decisions taken at the first meeting of the Committee which was held on 11 March 2017 in Nablus, Palestine, it was decided to strengthen the relations of the sister cities in the Middle East and West Asia Region and to start the work between Palestine and Turkey for the first time. In this context, President and Co-Presidents of the Committee, who met in the Presidency Council Meeting, evaluated the content and coordination of the work to be carried out.

Participants emphasized the importance of establishing sister-city relations between Palestine and Turkey focusing on capacity building and technical support, and holding a Sister-City Conference that will gather relevant municipalities and stakeholders together. Highlighting that sister-city relations should be established not only with municipalities but also with other local actors, participants also discussed the changes in the committee membership, which has risen to 17 including the membership request from the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB).

After a review for ongoing preparations for the UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting to be held on 18 October 2017, the Presidency Council Meeting was concluded with negotiations on UCLG-MEWA Calendar of Key Activities for 2017.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Climate Chance World Summit, 11-13 September 2017, Agadir/MOROCCO

Distinguished UCLG-MEWA Members, Following COP22 (22nd Annual Conference of the Parties) held in Marrakech/Morocco which aimed to take important steps about the tackling of climate change, Climate Chance World Summit, organized to gather climate actors, will take place between 11th - 13th September 2017 in Agadir, Morocco.

 TEHRAN GOLDEN ADOBE GLOBAL AWARD 2017

It is a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the Tehran 4th Golden Adobe Global Award, which will be held on October 31st, 2017, coinciding with the World Cities Day.

 The 2nd Int'l Conference on Urban Economy

Sizleri; Tahran Belediyesi, İran Şehir Ekonomisi Bilimi Derneği ve City Bank işbirliğinde, 11 Ekim 2017 tarihinde Tahran’da gerçekleştirilecek olan İkinci Uluslararası Şehir Ekonomisi Konferansı hakkında bilgilendirmekten memnuniyet duyarız.

 INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Intermediary Cities Working Group was created in April 2014, in partnership with UNESCO Chair of Intermediary Cities and Global Urbanization.

 UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND CITY DIPLOMACY PRESIDENCY COUNCIL MEETING

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy Presidency Council Meeting was held on 10 July 2017, hosted by Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) in Ankara.

 APPLY FOR THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

Organized by Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat, the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment has been recognizing excellence in urban best practices for 21 years.

 Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism / 1-2 August, KONYA

The Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Tourism will be held on 1-2 August 2017 and hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality as the President of the Committee

  2017 UCLG World Council, 7-10 December, Hangzhou, China

we would like to confirm that the most suitable dates for the 2017 UCLG World Council meetings in Hangzhou, China, within possibilities, are from 7 to 10 December 2017. The World Council will be held at the invitation of Mayor Zhang Hongming, and in conjunction with the Forum on Smart City and Big Data organized by the City of Hangzhou and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC).

 2017 International Video Production Competition - “My City, Our World Heritage”

The OWHC is proud to renew for a fourth time the International Video Production Competition entitled “My City: Our World Heritage”.

 INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM “Intermediary Cities: Key Actors of Sustainable Development”

UCLG-MEWA will organize the Intermediary Cities Middle East and West Asia (MEWA) Regional Forum in Nevşehir, on 21-22 September, 2017, under the auspices of Nevşehir Municipality

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