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Agenda 21 for culture - 13.03.2014This meeting will be held between January and April 2015 and aims at promoting the importance of culture as an essential part of local sustainable development policies.
The UCLG Culture Summit will constitute the platform to approve the new Agenda 21 for culture. This document recognises and promotes culture as an engine for sustainable development within different areas, such as local democracy, citizen participation, or cultural diversity.
If you are interested and you meet the requirements to apply, you can submit your application by 28 May 2014 by writing to the UCLG Secretariat general at: UCLGExBu@uclg.org, and adding in copy: email@example.com
UCLG - 04.03.2014UCLG launches a a brand new version of its website. By using a more modern design this new version aims to facilitate the navigation for visitors while adapting to new internet uses.
CGLU invites you to browse through the pages of their new website and share your views with them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Euromed - 28.02.2014
Other points of discussion included the European Neighbourhood Policy, a cohesion strategy for the Mediterranean and a new initiative aimed at strengthening the institutional capacities of local and regional authorities in the area of urban development.
CEMR was represented by the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre Prados.
A summary of the debates is available on the ARLEM website.
Post-2015 - 20.02.2014UCLG and its regional members on 18 and 19 February 2014 to prepare the next international meetings on the post-2015 Agenda and the Habitat III Conference in 2016.
Representatives from the United Nations and local representatives, as Ronan Dantec - UCLG spokesman on international negotiations on climate change - also participated in the discussions. For further information on this event you can have a look at the global taskforce’s website.
Climate change - 19.12.2013
You can find the answers to these questions within the two papers on international climate negotiations that our Policy Officer for International Cooperation, Maxime Ramon, has produced :
- Climate Negotiations: Questions and answers to understand what is at stake and how we are responding
- Climate change negotiations: glossary
Enjoy the reading!
UN-Habitat - 05.12.2013
Executive summary in English
Full report in English
Sustainable Development - 02.12.2013
You can still support the campaign for a post-2015 Agenda that includes sustainable urbanisation as an objective.About 30 municipalities and regions and their associations in Europe have already supported our campaign to have one of the future sustainable development goals dedicated to urban development, cities and regions in the UN post-2015 Agenda. Over 100 local and regional governments from other regions in the world have also endorsed this initiative.
You can still take part in this campaign by signing the form and sending it to email@example.com.
Want to know who has already signed and what progress we have made in this campaign? Check the website www.urbansdg.uclg.org and follow the conversation on Twitter through #UrbanSDG.
UCLG - 28.11.20134th World Summit in Rabat from 1-4 October 2013, our world organisation United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has published an overview of the events in Rabat. The publication, “Rabat in numbers”, features an overview of media coverage and the impact that the Congress had on social media. It also gathers speakers’ contributions concerning local democracy, and highlights participants’ reactions to the event. It is available in English.
UCLG World Congress - 12.08.2013The UCLG World Secretariat invites you to participate tweetchats (online debates) on four main topics which will be discussed at its World Congress in Rabat, from 1 to 4 October 2013. All tweets that include the respective hash-tag (see below) will be compiled to generate inputs for the round table debates during the World Summit.
The themes and dates for thedebates are scheduled as follows :
- Fostering wellbeing - 3 September, 4pm (GMT+1) - #UCLGwellbeing
- Strengthening Solidarity Among Territories - 10 September, 4pm (GMT+1) - #UCLG4dev
- Supporting new local governance - 17 September, 10 September, 4pm (GMT+1) - #UCLGlocalgov
- Promoting diversity - 24 September10 September, 4pm (GMT+1) - #UCLGdiversity
All tweets will be posted on the UCLG Rabat Congress website.
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