WORLD SUMMIT ON AGRICULTURE AND FOOD COOPERATION

2018 World Summit on Agriculture and Food Cooperation (AGROSUM-2018) will be held on 01-04 March 2018, in Ankara, Turkey with the initiative of International Agricultural and Food Confederation (TARIMKON). The Summit is expected to attract a large number of guests working in the of agriculture and food sector, including the representatives of public institutions and organizations investors, import-export firms, manufacturing and raw material producing companies, industrialists, enterprises, consumer and producer cooperatives, associations, NGOs, local government representatives and academics.

During the Summit that is planned to be organized biennially, participants will address to international market problems and propose solutions. Representatives of food and agriculture sector will also discuss the conditions for ensuring a transformation from the understanding of “Production Before Marketing” to “Production After Marketing.” Participants will also discuss to the ways to overcome the problems encountered in this regard. Main topics to be addressed in the summit are as follows:

  • Supply and Food Safety: Accessing Consumable, Adequate, Healthy, Reliable, Nutritious Food
  • Protection of biodiversity and GMOs
  • Global Warming
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Reliable Food Supply
  • Protection of Public Health
  • Future Vision for Agriculture and Husbandry

UCLG-MEWA will organize a session on “The Role of Local Governments in Rural Development” during the summit. Local governments wishing to participate in this session are welcomed to contact with: info@tarimkon.org;  info@tarimzirvesi.org  ; bahtim@agrosum.org

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"

TWITTER