Cities are standing #WithRefugees
refugees, Migration, SDG11, SDG16 - 04/06/2019
On World Refugee Day to be celebrated on 20th June UCLG endorses the declaration that has been undersigned by over 150 cities around the world. (+)
The 5th Edition of the Biennale of Public Space
The 5th Edition of the Biennale of Public Space took place form 29 May to 1 June in Rome, in the old slaughterhouse, hosted by the Institute of Urbanism Italy INU, the architecture department University Roma Tre and the city of Rome. UCLG and UN Habitat have been involved in this process since the beginning, and in the charter of public space as well. Public space management and provision lies in the competence of local government in most of the cities of the world. (+)
UCLG defends the space of local governments in the Global Compact
Migración, Migration - 28/05/2019
At the Friends of the Forum (FoF) meeting in Geneva, UCLG strived to find a place for local governments in the follow up and implementation of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM). During a two-days meeting, UCLG raised the voice for local governments in the consultations about the modalities of the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) and praised the efforts of the Mayors Mechanism to spur local to national dialogue in the urban governance of migration. (+)
Local and regional governments, the greatest ally for ending air-pollution and ensuring a low-carbon future
World Environment Day, which takes place on the 5th of June, is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. This year’s edition is centered on Air Pollution.We celebrate this day with the aim to remind the world that the changes required to eradicate pollution in our communities need to come from the bottom-up. (+)
A revitalized local-national dialogue at the 1st universal UN-Habitat Assembly
local governments, SDG11 - 30/05/2019
A delegation of over a hundred local and regional elected officials, practitioners and international networks made their way to the 1st UN-Habitat Assembly that took place in Nairobi from 27 to 31 May, demonstrating their commitment to the localization of the New Urban Agenda and to the renewed governance of UN-Habitat. (+)
Urban 20 met in Tokyo for Mayors to bring cities’ views to the G20
Urban 20 - 29/05/2019
35 Mayors and representatives of G20 cities gathered in Tokyo for the second Urban 20 Summit at the kind invitation of the city Governor, Yuriko Koike. Building on the legacy of the first Urban 20 Summit in Buenos Aires, cities called on G20 leaders to work together for climate action, social inclusion and sustainable economic growth to achieve the Global Goals. (+)