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Local and regional authorities call to recognize their key role in migration governance
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Migration - 12/12/2018
The Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration was adopted in Marrakech on 10th December. The Global Compact is the first-ever negotiated global agreement on a common approach to international migration. On the eve of its adoption, on 8th December, local and regional governments worldwide gathered at the 5th Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development to call on the international community to acknowledge their key role in the implementation of the Compact and how they play an essential part in migration governance. (+)
Find out who are the winners of the 2018 Guangzhou Award !
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Milan, Guadalajara, Wuhan, Mezitli, New York City are the winners of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. The 2018 edition was held in the framework of the Global Mayors’ Forum & 2018 International Seminar on learning from urban innovation. (+)
Open Letter on the Summary Report for Urban Policymakers: What the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5° Means for Cities
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Dear Colleagues: We are a group of sustainability-focused city-networks, associations and NGOs and international organisations working in and on cities worldwide. We want to draw your attention to a summary produced for urban policymakers, which condenses the latest science published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on limiting global warming to 1.5°C. (+)
The 18th IOPD Conference in Barcelona claims cities as the main spaces for democratic innovation
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On 25, 26 and 27 November, the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy held its 18th Conference in Barcelona, which was attended by more than 600 people from all over the world. During these three days, reflections and experiences related to direct democracy, citizens' initiatives and inclusive democracy ecosystems were discussed. The local governments and civil society represented called for ensuring that the mechanisms of participatory democracy do not leave anyone behind: only in this way will it be possible to restore the relationship of trust between local governments and citizens and renew the social contract. The IOPD Assembly adopted the Observatory's Local Democracy Agenda and agreed to strengthen links with the municipal movement that UCLG represents. (+)
In Vienna, European cities call on the EU to ensure powers and resources for social housing
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Housing - 10/12/2018
On 4-5 December, the City of Vienna hosted the “Housing for All” Conference, a forum to present a European Action Plan to implement concrete policies for the right to housing. The gathering also kicked-off a campaign by European cities to put housing high on the agenda of the upcoming European election. Vienna, Barcelona and Lisbon, as promoters of the initiative within the Cities for Housing global movement, saw the support of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, Leilani Farha. The Conference also offered the chance to participants to have a first-hand impression of the Vienna model of social housing as a public service.  (+)
A new Peer Learning Note about the Amazon region is now online!
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UCLG in collaboration with the Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations of Local Governments (FLACMA), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Association of Municipalities of Bolivia (AMB), organized last April a peer learning event on the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems to highlight the main urban challenges and opportunities in Amazonian cities. A glimpse into the interesting experiences, challenges and opportunities that were shared and discussed during the peer learning event in Riberalta is now online with this publication about “Amazonian Cities. Peer Learning about the sustainable use of territorial ecosystems”. (+)

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