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The II World Forum of Local Governments showcases local policies committed to Agenda 2030
The II World Forum of Local Governments, that took place in Seville from January 24 to 26, is an international meeting that gathers local governments’ representatives from around the World to debate and analyse the challenges that cities face. (+)
Etorkizuna Eraikiz. Open minded governance for future
SDGs - 25/01/2019
The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council is organizing the Etorkizuna Eraikiz “Open minded governance for future” Congress, which will take place on 18-19 February in Donostia-San Sebastián. Open Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a pairing that brings together the concepts and challenges of the future. Challenges and concepts that need to be dealt with by administrations and society and that need to be brought to the forefront in order to be tackled now and continue building the best future for the citizens. (+)
Rethinking intermediary cities to #ThinkEurope
Intermediary Cities - 24/01/2019
Responding to the challenges facing Europe through territorial cohesion, and the key role of intermediary cities in achieving this cohesion were the main themes throughout the three days of the "Think Europe: Commitment 2030" summit held in Soria, which presented an opportunity to reflect on the necessary cooperation between spheres of government at European level to achieve territorial cohesion. (+)
UCLG and UNICEF meet to strengthen future collaboration
partnership, Youth - 22/01/2019
A delegation of UNICEF visited UCLG World Secretariat in Barcelona on January 14-15, 2019, to discuss a strategic partnership based on the principle of leaving no child, nowhere, behind. With the participation of Metropolis, the UCLG Commissions of Social inclusion, Participatory democracy and Human rights (CISDP) and of Culture 21, and the Educating Cities network, the organizations exchanged about local governments’ role in protecting the rights of children, and in particular the ones on the move. The partnership should support local governments in the development of child-sensitive policies, youth and children participation in local decision-making, and the improvement of local data to identify children’s needs. It should further highlight the role of local and regional governments in sustainable development and child friendly policy making. (+)
SUM Bilbao 2019: Moving the cities of the XXI century
Urban mobility - 22/01/2019
On 20-21 February, the city of Bilbao will host the international conference SUM Bilbao 2019, under the slogan: Moving the cities of the 21st century. This event was created with the aim of leading a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) in our cities. (+)
Learning on Localizing: Our new Learning Module 2 “Territorial Planning to achieve the SDGs” is available now!
UCLG Learning Agenda - 21/01/2019
It has been two years since UCLG started work based on the “Training of Trainers” (ToT) approach to SDG localization. Through the ToT approach, territorial realities are put at the centre of the debate when discussing the localization of the SDGs. This process has enabled UCLG to gather local knowledge and raise awareness on the relevant role of local and regional governments, and their associations, in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The different outcomes of this process have nurtured UCLG advocacy efforts to further adapt the Global Agendas to local and regional realities and actions.  (+)