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  • Euromed - 28.02.2014

    Wrap-up of the 5th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly
    Local and regional governments from Euromed countries pledge support to democratic reform and political decentralisation in the region. This was the overriding tone to come out of the 5th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) that took place on 24 February 2014 in Tangiers, Morocco.

    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 - 20.02.2014

    The global taskforce met in Brussels to prepare the discuss the international development agenda
    CEMR met with UCLG 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

    Questions & answers to better understand the international negotiations on climate change
    What is climate change? What have national governments done so far and what is the next step? What is at stake for local and regional governments and how do they organise themselves? What does CEMR do?

    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 :
    Enjoy the reading!
  • UN-Habitat - 05.12.2013

    UN-Habitat publishes study on the state of European cities in transition
    The State of European Cities in Transition 2013: Taking stock of 20 years of reform” analyses issues affecting the 23 post-socialist European countries (Baltic countries, Balkans, Caucasus, etc.). This study covers several thematic domains, including tendencies toward urban growth, migratory processes, housing, and social and environmental affairs.

    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

    Want to know who has already signed and what progress we have made in this campaign? Check the website and follow the conversation on Twitter through #UrbanSDG. 
  • UCLG - 28.11.2013

    UCLG publishes overview of World Summit: Rabat in numbers
    Following its 4th 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 - 12.08.2013

    Get ready for a tweetchat with United Cities and Local Goverments prior to its Congress in Rabat!
    The 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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