Announcements

#OurCitiesOurWorld Days at the UN ECOSOC
Announcements
​The conviction that sustainable urbanization must be at the core of the development agenda has been the general trend at the three-day UN ECOSOC Integration Segment in New York. The call for new partnerships with civil society and the need to utilise the transformative potential of cities. (+)
ECOSOC 2014
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Members of the Global Taskforce gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York for the Integration Segment of ECOSOC 2014 have released their joint messages "Towards achieving Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements and localizing the Post-2015 Agenda", on the eve of the debates with Member States. (+)
3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
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Local governments have an important role to play in disaster risk reduction (DRR), as well as in raising awareness and consciousness among their citizens. For that reason, the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will count with the participation of UCLG, and ICLEI. (+)
UCLG Dialogue session on Water and Cities
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The session Dialogue for Water and Cities: Moving forward with the Instanbul Water Consensus took place on the 8 April 2014 in the framework of the 7 World Urban Forum in Medellín Colombia. This gathering was animportant step forward in the promotion of IWC. (+)
 Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
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Abuja (Nigeria) hosted on 13-16 May 2014 the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (AfRP5). UCLG participated in the meeting that brought together diverse stakeholders, from national and local governments, regional intergovernmental organizations, bilateral and multilateral donors. (+)
Localization of the Post-2015 agenda
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As part of the global debate on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the UN launched in April 2014 a new round of global consultations on the “means of implementation” Six themes have been proposed to the consultation: Localizing the post-2015 agenda; Participatory Monitoring for Accountability; Partnerships with Civil Society; Engaging with the Private Sector. (+)

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