UCLG held a meeting of the Secretaries General on April 18, 2023, virtually on the Zoom platform. The Meeting was hosted by UCLG Secretary General Emilia Saiz and attended by the regional organizations’ Secretaries General, including UCLG-MEWA Secretary General Dr. Mehmet DUMAN.

While sharing the strategic priorities of UCLG-MEWA for 2022-2025 in his address to the Meeting, Dr. Mehmet DUMAN reiterated the commitment of UCLG-MEWA to implementing the global agendas in the MEWA region, particularly the post-quake Resilience agenda in Türkiye and Syria.

Furthermore, Dr. DUMAN emphasized the need to intensify our efforts to make as much headway as possible for the implementation of the SDGs, whereby meeting the expectations in the end as we move forward into the ‘Decade of Action.’

The Meeting witnessed substantial dialogue on priorities like the UCLG work plan & global mobilization strategy for 2023. Representatives of other Sections exchanged ideas to find synergies and advance the common interests of the global community of local governments.

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