During the year 2010, UCLG created a Fund for Local Cultural Governance. Promoted by the Committee on Culture, the World Secretariat of UCLG and the City of Barcelona and with the support of the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency (AECID), a call for proposals was set at 675 000 euro and... (+)
Present during the two weeks of UN Climate negotiations in the framework of the COP 16, local governments welcome the path and the commitment taken by the Parties. For the first time ever in UN climate documents, local governments are officially recognised as ’governmental stakeholders", which... (+)
The Mayor of Stuttgart, Wolfgang Schuster, has been elected President of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) at the occasion of the CEMR Policy Committee held on 6 December 2010 in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxemburg. Schuster, who is also Vice-President of UCLG and President... (+)
The opening and closing ceremonies, and the full plenary and parallel sessions are now available.
The Executive Bureau held in Mexico saw the adoption of the three policy papers on three different policy areas: culture, strategic planning and human rights in the city. First of the three documents, the Policy Statement on Culture establishes culture as the "fourth pillar of sustainable development".... (+)
The third UCLG Congress that was held in Mexico from 17th to 20th November 2010 saw the renewal of the Presidential team and of the governing bodies of the World Organisation. Founded in 2004, UCLG enters in a new period, with the election of Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul, as the new President of the... (+)