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This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

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The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) today emphasized the importance of “a good start here in Sendai” as the world gears up for what he called “the year for sustainable development”. (+)
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Changement climatique - 09/03/2015
Paris accueillera en décembre prochain la COP21, la conférence internationale sur le climat. Plusieurs dizaines de milliers de participants, de tous les continents, travailleront à un nouvel accord pour la sauvegarde de la planète. (+)
Emilia Saiz
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UCLG is a worldwide organization of all levels of local authorities. We represent cities, regions, departments, provinces, and our role is three-fold. We provide a voice for local government, internationally while promoting innovation and best practices exchange. (+)
Placemaking and Place-Led Development: A New Paradigm for Cities of the Future
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At the Urban Age Conference in Delhi last November, head of UN-Habitat Joan Clos stressed the need for a new paradigm for shaping communities around the world, whether in rural areas or urban centers. When asked if that meant that government(s) would need to change as well, Dr. Clos replied with a brief... (+)
Cooperación descentralizada y servicios públicos
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- 27/02/2015
La cooperación descentralizada es un instrumento privilegiado para contribuir a los desafíos de los gobiernos locales en cuanto a garantizar un acceso universal y de calidad a los servicios públicos, promoviendo una mayor equidad y solidaridad y velando por la sostenibilidad ambiental. (+)
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The case study of the Greater London Authority (GLA)’s equality policy, developed by the Inclusive Cities Observatory, analyzes the GLA equality policy started in 2000 under the mayoralty of Ken Livingstone (2000-08). The policy continues under the current mayor, Boris Johnson. (+)

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