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- 17/10/2016
John Lennon wrote that "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". In the 21st Century, at a time when citizens are taking the lead in almost all areas, the right to the city could be what is happening in civil society while experts are agreeing on its definition. The global uprisings of 2011 shook the "right to the city" profoundly, (+)
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Habitat III - 08/09/2016
​As the urban community gears up for the Habitat III Conference in October 2016, there are high hopes that the New Urban Agenda will harness this once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a paradigm shift that puts local governments and territories at the center of development. (+)
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- 30/06/2016
The international community has made important progress in recognizing the role of gender equality in sustainable development over recent years. (+)
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- 20/05/2016
This e-learning course will show cities how to work through the various phases of Compact compliance in a self-paced virtual environment. The tool will also support local leaders to help them better understand the key requirements for the Compact as well as guide them through their respective city’s journey towards achieving compliance. (+)
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Climate change - 22/04/2016
Last year, city leaders stood at Hotel de Ville in Paris to fight for the same goal: to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. Paris marked a historic moment for international diplomacy, and today, we are standing up to support the heads of state and Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New York City for the signing of the landmark Paris Agreement. (+)
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Climate change - 15/04/2016
A successful #CitiesIPCC campaign by city networks and urban stakeholders has resulted in a decision by the IPCC to pay special attention to cities in its work programme towards 2028. Building on the success of COP21, this decision adds to the engagement of cities in tackling climate change and provides new opportunities for collaboration among cities, states and the international scientific community. (+)

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