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. (+)
Universal and equal access to the digital world fosters inclusion and innovation in cities
Digital Cities - 28/05/2019
The world is constantly involved in large-scale technological changes and in many cities internet is part of people's daily lives. However, every day there are new cases of misinformation, the sale of personal data or other misuses such as social networks as tools of harassment. (+)
International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment
Finance, SDG8, SDG11 - 29/05/2019
The OECD and UCLG will co-host the First International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment, on 17 June 2019 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. (+)
The learning team of UCLG and UCLG Africa are engaging African drivers in the SDG “Train”
The collaboration between UCLG and UCLG Africa for the learning activities is continuing to build network and knowledge. This month, the learning team of UCLG fulfilled its commitment in supporting the African Local Governments Academy, with training of trainers around the Sustainable Development Goals localization in Accra and Ouagadougou. (+)