UCLG-MEWA Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy

In a global world where competition between territories is increasing Local Governments are to play a greater role than ever. With growing competencies in the fields of Economic Development, Culture Management and Research and Development, Local Governments have become key actors to strengthen the attractively of their city. UCLG-MEWA Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy provide UCLG-MEWA members a platform to share their experience in these fields. 

Being the closest level of governance to citizens, Local Governments are well positioned to adopt the most adapted policies to their needs and therefore increase Democracy within International Relations. UCLG-MEWA Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy promote Local Democracy as a rampart against violence and tool for development.

Following its role to be the united voice of Local Governments in the international arena UCLG-MEWA made its main mission to localize the New Development Agenda adopted by the United Nations in 2016. In this regard the Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy is particularly interested in the localization of the Sustainable Developments Goals 11, 16 and 17, respectively related to Sustainable Cities, Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions, and Partnerships.

The Committee is also in charge of supporting UCLG-MEWA reflection on the importance of Local Governments in international debates on development such as the Policy Forum on Development, and the Civil Society Forum of Neighbourhood South, respectively related to DG DECVO and DG NEAR of the European Commission.

UCLG-MEWA Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy:

President and Secreteriat: 
Union of Municipalities of Turkey

Co-President:
Adana Metropolitan Municipality
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
Konya Metropolitan Municipality

Committee Documents
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 THE 2ND WORLD FORUM ON INTERMEDIARY CITIES WILL BE HELD IN KÜTAHYA

Forum will be held under the auspices of Kütahya Municipality in Turkey on 5-8 October 2021.

 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between UCLG-MEWA and Asian Mayors Forum (AMF)

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between UCLG-MEWA and Asian Mayors Forum (AMF) to providing a general framework in promoting the localization of the Urban Global Agendas and increasing the membership base of both organizations.

 UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL TO CONVENE IN BALIKESİR, TURKEY

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting and the Global Taskforce on Migration (GTFM) End-of-Year Reflection Meeting will be held on Thursday, 11 November 2021 under the auspices of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality as UCLG-MEWA Co-President.

 UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT IN IZMİR: REGISTRATION & PROGRAMME

The Summit will send strong messages on the role of culture in development, and its programme will emphasize that culture is an integral part of sustainable cities and communities.

 UCLG WORLD SECRETARIAT EXTENDS SOLIDARITY TO TURKEY

Saiz: “We would like to express our solidarity with the people and local governments of Turkey that are affected by the situation, in particular in the area of Marmaris.”

 CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

As UCLG-MEWA Presidency and members, we express our solidarity with the Turkish people and local governments over the ongoing wildfires, which have had devastating effects in particularly southern Turkey.

 CALL TO HOST UCLG-MEWA EXECUTIVE BUREAU AND COUNCIL MEETINGS

Our Organization is planning to hold UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and Council Meetings, which will last for two days between 25-30 October or between 17-20 November.

 WEBINAR ON RIGHT TO THE CITY UNDER OCCUPATION: THE CASE OF PALESTINE

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Turkish, Arabic, French and Spanish.

 HIRING PROJECT ASSISTANT

We are looking for colleagues to be employed as a Project Assistant as part of the Organization's Committees and Projects Department

 4th Smart Tehran Congress

We would like to inform you about the 4th Smart Tehran Congress which will be held virtually on July 5th -6th, 2021.

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