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2019 Urban 20 Mayors Summit to take place in Tokyo on 21-22 May
Urban 20 - 30/04/2019
Governor Koike of Tokyo will be hosting the second Urban 20 Summit on 21-22 May 2019. After a successful first U20 Summit in Buenos Aires, U20 cities continue to engage with G20 and call on their national governments to work together to address the most pressing challenges our world is facing. The Summit will be two-days event that will address issues like climate action, circular economy, social inclusion, sustainable economic growth, and gender equality, as well as their linkages with the 2030 Agenda. During the Summit, U20 Mayors will hand a Communique with their joint policy positions to the G20 Chair. (+)
First UN-Habitat Assembly
- 29/04/2019
From 27th to 31st May UN Habitat will celebrate its first Universal Assembly in Nairobi. The theme of the Assembly, that will attract over 2,000 international delegates, is “Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities” and will focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (+)
Financing for development: give cities the power to act
The Fourth Forum on Financing for Development, convened by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), was held in New York at the United Nations Headquarters from 15 to 18 April 2019. The objective of this annual meeting of the international community was to take stock of the progress and challenges of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and to produce recommendations to accelerate the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development. (+)
In Siem Reap, regional workshop to enhance local governments’ capacity of in Localising the Sustainable Development Goals’
On April 8 and 9, local governments and their national associations from 7 countries attended the workshop to Enhance their Capacity in Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was co-organized by UCLG, jointly with United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC), LOGIN Asia, Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and hosted by the National League of Local Councils of Cambodia. (+)
Visit our brand-new UCLG Learning Website!
After a long process of listening to the members’ demands, UCLG Learning has launched its new Website. This site will bring UCLG Learning to the next level, expanding its outreach to a broader public and providing online tools, new materials and work-in-progress information regarding its main axes... (+)
European Union - 10/04/2019
“The EU needs to take a local shift”. This is in substance what European local and regional leaders voiced yesterday during a debate with prominent MEP candidates from different political groups. (+)