Announcements

Announcements
- 10/07/2020
Our networks and members are deeply saddened by the passing away of Mayor Park Won-soon and we extend our sincere condolences to his family, to the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the residents of Seoul.  (+)
Local and regional governments highlight the value of local monitoring and reporting at the Launch of the VLR Series
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VLR, HLPF - 09/07/2020
In the framework of the High-Level Political Forum UCLG, together with UN-Habitat, presented the first volume of the Guidelines for VLRs. The Guidelines are aimed at showcasing the value of subnational reporting as much more than a part of the reporting process. Throughout the session, participants highlighted the power of Voluntary Local Reviews as an element that can contribute towards multilevel governance and transformation. (+)
UCLG will call for maintaining the SDGs as the framework for the COVID-19 recovery at the 2020 HLPF
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The 2020 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) will take place virtually from Tuesday 7 July, to Thursday, 16 July 2020. Under the auspices of ECOSOC, this year’s theme is “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”. (+)
Access to healthy food: lessons from a pandemic
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food - 06/07/2020
The pandemic has shown, at a time when people have stopped working, stopped moving, and when borders have been closed by necessity, the weaknesses of our production and food systems. Large parts of the population have seen their access to quality food worsened. The transformation of the food system, and the role of territories in it, is taking hold in the urban era and even more so in the pandemic. (+)
Reimagining Public Safety in the face of historical inequalities and emerging crisis in Cities
Announcements
- 01/07/2020
With more than half of the world’s population under lockdown conditions by early April, COVID-19 has cast a harsh light on inequalities and social distress in urban environments across the globe. Under lockdown conditions, there has been a spike in domestic violence, in civil unrest, and other crimes as movement restrictions, loss of income, isolation, high levels of stress and anxiety create tensions and strains at home. (+)
Local Democracy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic
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COVID-19 has had a strong impact on local and regional governments and has affected electoral processes, meetings of municipal councils and political bodies, and decision-making processes at the local level. Local and regional governments met in the Live Learning session, organized by UCLG, UN-Habitat and Metropolis to show their political commitment to decision-making at the local level to achieve their role as drivers of change. The solidarity, local democracy, and protection of the common good shown by local and regional governments will be vital to rethink our societies in the wake of the pandemic. (+)

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