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PLATFORMA - 13.06.2017Consensus on Development replacing a previous development framework in place since 2005 entered into force at the European Development Days (EDD) opening ceremony on 7 June in Brussels. This Consensus recognises the role of local and regional governments in achieving the SDGs and commits to support decentralization reforms and decentralised cooperation.
Read PLATFORMA's position paper on the new European Consensus on Development.
Recruitment - 31.05.2017
Please apply before 4 June. See the application pack for more details.
Manchester Attack - 23.05.2017
We stand united with the people, towns and regions of Britain, as well as our British association LGA, after this horrific attack. Our deepest condolences go out to the victims’ friends and families.
Gender equality - 19.05.2017
For her hard work in favour of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, one of CEMR’s proudest achievements, Edite Estrela was awarded the CEMR medal on 18 May. Congratulations!
Local finances - 16.05.2017stakeholder survey on the matter to help it prepare its position on the post-2020 EU budget.
CITYnvest - 15.05.2017workshop conclusions to find out more on how innovative financing can bring about energy efficiency at local level.
Gender equality - 12.05.2017
On 28 April, signatories of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life were invited to a workshop in Washington D.C. to share good practices in gender equality and mainstreaming that can be reproduced in decentralisation projects in Latin America. This event was organised by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Global Urban Agenda - 11.05.201726th UN Habitat Governing Council in Nairobi, Kenya, on 8 May, where he was part of the Global Taskforce delegation.
He stated: “We need an increased and effective involvement of local governments and their associations in the cooperation with UN-HABITAT. This goes hand in hand with the recognition of decentralisation as a key driver for development, namely for capacity building.”
UCLG - 10.05.2017UCLG), our global association, is recruiting a new Secretary General. He or she should manage to defend the interests of towns, regions and their associations worldwide.
Apply before 1 July 2017. More details in the application package.
Pierre Vander Auwera
Adviser – Communication
Tel. : + 32 2 500 05 41
Skype : pierre_vda
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