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 Localizing the SDGs
LocalizingSDGs, Learning - 16/03/2018
Leaving no one behind - this overarching goal has special significance in South African cities. The challenge of African city planners and managers in the post-Apartheid context are gigantic: as they strive to make cities more sustainable and resilient, against the backdrop of social segregation, fragmented spatial patterns, unsustainable development trajectories, high unemployment and poverty levels. (+)
Marielle Franco
- 16/03/2018
The Women Municipalists' Movement publicly expresses its sadness and condemnation of the murder of the city-councillor of Rio de Janeiro, Marielle Franco, on March 14, 2018. We deeply regret the loss of a black political representative, professor of sociology, activist for Human Rights, an energetic woman, who spoke up for minorities rights and represented the women’s voice with great spirit in Rio de Janeiro. (+)
Climate change - 13/03/2018
From 5th to 7th March 2018 the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Conference took place in Edmonton, Canada. The three days conference brought together scientists, policy makers and practitioners to inspire the next frontier of research to advance the global understanding of climate change. (+)
GOLD, GOLD V - 12/03/2018
The Global Observatory on Decentralization and Local Democracy (GOLD) is launching, from March to the end of April 2018, a series of consultations on the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GOLD addressed a survey to local and regional governments, associations, civil society and the private and academic sectors to identify the most significant data on the localization of the SDGs throughout the world and the role of local and regional governments. The information obtained will be essential to develop a report that highlights the contribution of local and regional authorities in localizing the SDGs. The report will be presented at the 2018 HLPF next July. (+)
Gender Equality - 13/03/2018
Public transport is, sometimes, the only way for women to have access to education, employment or even health care. (+)
- 12/03/2018
By Mieck Vos, CEO VVSG For many municipalities in Flanders (Belgium) sustainable development is not an empty term. That’s clear from the firm commitment to climate neutrality in Leuven, smart mobility through cycling in Bonheiden and embracing of diversity in Malines. These are only a few... (+)