Announcements

Call for Peace from the President of UCLG
Announcements
- 17/07/2014
As, is well known, local authorities are on the frontline when disasters or armed conflicts hit local people, and it is the responsibility of these authorities to meet the basic needs of people, ranging from provision of water and food to waste collection. (+)
Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick,  first preparatory committee meeting of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Announcements
The first preparatory committee meeting of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is held from 14 to 15 July 2014 at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. (+)
#WorldPopulationDay
Announcements
The UN reported that an additional 2.5 billion people are predicted to live in urban areas by 2050, highlighting the need for a successful urban planning agenda and greater attention to be given to smaller cities where nearly half of all people reside. (+)
Highlights of the UCLG Executive Bureau meetings
Announcements
Local Governance - 14/07/2014
The UCLG Executive Bureau took place on 19th June in Liverpool, United Kingdom, in conjunction with the BT World Local Leaders Summit. Over 250 participants from 48 countries participated in the meeting, which included policy dialogues on Public Space, Localization of the Post-2015 Agenda, Governance and Growth and Equality. (+)
Take part in the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction is now open for applications until the 31st October 2014. The award aims to recognise communities, individuals, local and national governments, civil society and private sector organizations, under the theme "Shaping the Future". (+)
Planning and Public Spaces Durban
Announcements
UCLG held its first Policy Debate session on 17th June 2014, dedicated to a crosscutting theme of UCLG's global agenda: Planning and Public Spaces. Participants joined this meeting to analyse two dimensions of the urban agenda. (+)

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