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UNACLA
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Representatives from local and regional government networks gathered in Istanbul on 24 April for the meeting of the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), under the theme "The global development agendas, implications for local governments", upon the invitation of Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and Chair of UNACLA. (+)
Foro Mundial
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- 21/04/2017
The World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace opened its doors in Madrid from 19 to 21 April. The Forum, held at La N@ve exhibition centre in the Villaverde district, brought together local leaders, UN agencies, international networks, the academic world, NGOs and civil society to launch a process of debate and reflection on how to create urban environments capable of eliminating violence in all its forms. (+)
Announcements
- 21/04/2017
Our Executive Bureau met in Madrid on 19 April, back-to-back with the First World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace. Representatives of cities and local and regional governments, along with important figures from the urban world, came together to draw attention to the important role that local governments play in solving the major challenges of our time. (+)
The global agenda of cities and regions is being debated this week in Madrid
Announcements
- 18/04/2017
On 18 and 19 April, the 2017 edition of the UCLG Executive Bureau will be held, back-to-back with the First World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace, from 19-21 April. The Bureau, which is meeting for the first time following the election of the new Presidency of the organization, will debate the implementation of the decisions adopted by the World Council in Bogotá last October. (+)
Announcements
- 07/04/2017
Metropolis (and United Cities Local Governments (UCLG)) expresses deep concerns and condemns recent aggression suffered by Mayor of Caracas, Helen Fernandez, and her team. (+)
Local and regional authorities committed to contributing to the achievement of the 2020 Sendai Framework 
Announcements
The Fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Cancún (Mexico) from 22 to 26 May 2017. UCLG will participate actively and, together with ICLEI, UNISDR and UN-Habitat, will organise a full day dedicated to the Summit of Local and Regional Governments. (+)

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