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SDGs - 21/09/2020
This special year 2020 and what we are all going though has made clear that we have an important task ahead. Fighting inequality, promoting transformation towards a more just, more peaceful and more sensitive world that answers to the aspirations of our people. (+)
From Social Distancing to a World that is driven by communities
citiesarelistening - 14/09/2020
Local and regional governments around the world are at the forefront of the current health, economic, and social crisis. But a single town, a single city, or a single region will not get through this alone. (+)
#CitiesAreListening: From social distance to a world driven by communities
- 08/09/2020
COVID-19 is shaking our beliefs and we must think, act, and collaborate beyond the outbreak. The new #CitiesAreListening Experience that we are about to launch, together with Metropolis and UN-Habitat, is inspired from the lessons learnt from our membership during the outbreak and on how local and regional leaders envision the future. (+)
REFELA and UCLG Africa launch the African Cities for Women's Economic Empowerment Campaign
genderequality - 07/09/2020
The Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA), which brings together women members of political bodies responsible for the governance of African cities and regional authorities, has launched a call to action with the intention of acting with the African Cities Campaign for Women's Economic Empowerment which was approved during the last General Assembly of the network held in November 2018 at the Africities meeting in Marrakech. (+)
- 05/08/2020
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we receive the news regarding the extent of the disaster that took place yesterday in Beirut. (+)
- 29/07/2020
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear that there is a critical need to fill the knowledge gaps regarding how to govern “in emergency mode”. Responding to the crisis has entailed taking radical policy decisions at an unprecedent speed, in order to ensure the safety of populations worldwide. Nevertheless, the current health crisis is by no means the only crisis threatening our societies. Other “slower” emergencies equally pose our cities and territories at risk, such as the climate emergency and the global housing crisis. Consequently, learning how to address these will be determinant to ensure there is a safeguarded future for the generations to come. (+)