UCLG-MEWA FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING & UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU MEETING

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting took place on 27 April 2018, in Balıkesir, Turkey, under the auspices of Karesi Municipality.  Hosting many participants from the countries of MEWA region, the meeting became the kick-off point for UCLG-MEWA's strategic plan for the 2018-2020 period.

Before the Executive Bureau Meeting, UCLG-MEWA Financial Management Committee gathered on 20 April 2018, under the auspices of Gebze Municipality, UCLG-MEWA Treasurer, to finalize the  financial report of 2017, and to evaluate the financial report for the first quarter of 2018.

Joint Meeting of Executive Bureau and Council to be in Ankara, in September 2018

After the opening session, UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting was held in line with the agenda specified.

Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, made a brief presentation of the Report of Activities, on the activities and various other developments initiated by its committees and working groups, within the period 18 October 2017 - 31 March 2018. UCLG-MEWA Annual Program of Activities for 2018 and Draft UCLG-MEWA 2018-2020 Strategic Plan were presented by Salim Korkmaz, UCLG-MEWA General Coordinator.  Presented draft plan was adopted unanimously, which set the institutional roadmap for the next two years. 

Additionally, UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau has been determined Ankara Metropolitan Municipality as host of the UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting, to be held in September 2018.

45 New Members Welcomed to UCLG-MEWA Family

UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau also reviewed new membership requests, during the meeting. Within this framework, the membership requests of 45 local governments in Jordan, Djibouti, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey were approved. After the passivization of the membership of three local governments, the meeting was concluded with a review of the opinions and recommendations of the members of Executive Bureau. 

Following the UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau Meeting, III. Administrative Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality was held.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 III. MEETING OF THE UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT

The 3rd Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Environment will take place on 7-8 August 2018, under the auspices of Selçuklu (Konya) Municipality.

 GREEN SPACE SUSTAINABILITY IN METROPOLISES

UCLG-MEWA is organizing Local Government Talks on the axis of Sustainable Development Goals since 2017. The Talks are continuing this month by hosting Mr. İsmail Gülal, Member of the Advisory Board of Istanbul Tulip Foundation!

 EXECUTIVE BUREAU IN STRASBOURG: REPORT ON KEY DECISIONS

Following the UCLG Executive Bureau held in Strasbourg, France, on 23-25 May 2018, we are pleased to enclose the Report on Key Decisions.

 UCLG Committee on Culture OBS: a global website on culture, cities and SDGs

Our network has accumulated fifteen years of specific practices and experiences. We have carried out a work of capitalization of these experiences and we are happy to announce that the Committee on Culture of UCLG recently launched a new website on “culture, cities and SDGs”, with good practices on culture and sustainable local development. The observatory, also called “OBS”, is a unique practical website in the world, it includes more than 120 good practices available in the 3 languages of UCLG (English, French and Spanish) that describe cultural projects, programmes and policies coming from cities and local governments from across the world.

 World Refugee Day Joint Event

On World Refugee Day, celebrated every year on June 20th since 2001, we commemorate and honor the people around the world, who had to flee their homes and to escape cruelty, due to violence and oppression they faced. Picking a different theme for each year, United Nations has set the theme of this year as "WithRefugees."

 MECHELEN DECLARATION ON CITIES AND MIGRATION

 UCLG WORLD FORUM ON INTERMEDIARY CITIES (I-CITIES), 5-7 JULY 2018, CHEFCHAOUEN-MOROCCO

UCLG World Forum on Intermediary Cities will take place on 5-7 July 2018, in Chefchaouen, Morocco, where participants will discuss many thematic areas such as global environmental agendas, citizens’ participation, local development strategies, providing a fair regional order, and prosperity culture in i-cities.

 UCLG-MEWA’S CALL FOR ACTION IN PALESTINE

“Jerusalem is More Than A City”

 14th ANNIVERSARY of UCLG-MEWA

 Energy Efficiency at Buildings and Design Principles

UCLG-MEWA Local Government Talks "Energy Efficiency at Buildings and Design Principles"

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