UCLG at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 in Geneva
Climate, SDG13 - 29/05/2019
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2019 was hosted by Switzerland and took place from the 13th to the 17th of May in Geneva. UCLG played a strong role in this important gathering that reunites every two years the main stakeholders in DRR. More concrete, UCLG and its partners facilitated a full day consultation meeting of local and regional governments and an official session of the Global Platform on “Cities face Crises”. (+)
High participation of local governments during the 3rd Regional Forum for Local Economic Development for Latin America in Barranquilla
Between the 7th and 9th of May, 2019 the city of Barranquilla (Columbia) hosted the Third Regional Forum for Local Economic Development for Latin America. This edition was specially focused on vulnerable and conflict-affected territories. More than 650 participants from 20 countries, especially Latin-American ones attended the event. (+)
UCLG participation at IX International conference of Eurasia World Heritage Cities in Bali
SDG15, Résilience - 20/05/2019
From 29th of April to 2nd of May, Euro-Asia Regional Secretariat of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), together with the Municipality of Denpasar and Eurasia Regional Section of UCLG, was hosting the ninth edition of the International Conference of Eurasia World Heritage Cities. (+)
Eurasian cities in a struggle for heritage preservation
UCLG Sections, SDG4, SDG11, SDG12, SDG15 - 16/05/2019
The capital of Bali, Denpasar city, has become a main platform for the discussion of climate change affecting the state of ancient cultural and architectural monuments. Local leaders, international experts and academia from 10 countries gathered at IX International Conference of Eurasia World Heritage Cities to discuss what measures need to be taken to preserve the heritage in a rapidly changing climate. (+)
UCLG visits the Diversity and Integration department of the City of Cologne
Migration, mc2cm - 09/05/2019
Following on the invitation by the City of Cologne, a delegation from UCLG visited the Diversity and Integration Department of Cologne to explore its initiatives in the field of migration. Having overcome the peak of the refugees’ crisis that started in 2015, the city has enforced a shift on its local strategy towards social inclusion through the creation of a coordinating body that ensures the functioning and coherence among former programs and activities addressed to vulnerable groups. (+)
2019 Urban 20 Mayors Summit to take place in Tokyo on 21-22 May
Urban 20 - 30/04/2019
Governor Koike of Tokyo will be hosting the second Urban 20 Summit on 21-22 May 2019. After a successful first U20 Summit in Buenos Aires, U20 cities continue to engage with G20 and call on their national governments to work together to address the most pressing challenges our world is facing. The Summit will be two-days event that will address issues like climate action, circular economy, social inclusion, sustainable economic growth, and gender equality, as well as their linkages with the 2030 Agenda. During the Summit, U20 Mayors will hand a Communique with their joint policy positions to the G20 Chair. (+)