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Major city networks partner for a water-secure world
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According to the United Nations World Health Organization, over half of the world’s population now lives in cities and this figure will continue to grow, especially in less developed regions. Therefore, delivering safe water and sanitation in cities will be key to securing sustainability for human, economic and environmental prosperity in the future. (+)
Local and regional governments commit to partner with the urban poor to leave no one behind
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On 17 October 2014, the world will come together to join the fight to end poverty – to “Leave no one behind: to think, decide, and act together against extreme poverty”. Local and Regional Governments will also add their voices to the campaign on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. (+)
Foro de Alcaldes sobre Movilidad, Migración y Desarrollo
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The first Mayoral Forum on Migration, Mobility and Development, held in Barcelona on 19-20 June, agreed that migration is a rising phenomenon, in particular urban and cross-border migration. The meetings gave rise to the 'Barcelona Declaration', (+)
Carolina Toha
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On 8 August 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the members of a High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, which will provide recommendations on sustainable transport systems at global, national, local and sector levels. (+)
#PfdBrussels2014
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The Policy Forum on Development (PFD) is a space for multi-stakeholder dialogue on EU and global development policies. It brings together senior officials from the European Commission, representatives of the European Parliament, European Members States and local and regional authorities. (+)
UCLG Celebrates Urban October
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On the occasion of World Habitat Day 2014, UCLG calls upon its members to participate in the #urbanSDG Selfie Campaign, which will culminate on 31 October with the first #WorldCitiesDay. For the first time ever, this October, two important milestones in the urban calendar will coincide in the same month. (+)

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