The 3rd World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments will be held in Mexico City from 17 to 20 November 2010, jointly with the Local and Regional Leaders’ World Summit. Thousands of representatives from local and regional governments will meet in Mexico to define the international work... (+)
REMINDER! UCLG debates on line the future programme of the Local and Regional Leaders Summit. JOIN THE FORUMS!
Prior to the Local and Regional Leaders’ World Summit, on-line forums are being organized. The idea is to allow local and regional authorities and practitioners from different regions of the world to have access to a common space where they can pose questions, debate topics, share their... (+)
After more than 15 years of a worldwide campaign led by Bolivia, the United Nations recognized the right to drinkable water as a fundamental right. The resolution was adopted with 122 votes in favor and 41 abstentions at the UN General Assembly. This historic step voices deep concern on the 884 million... (+)
Secretary-General of UN Ban Ki-moon nominated Joan Clos, former mayor of Barcelona, Spain, and one of the Founding Fathers of the World Organization, as the next head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting environmentally and socially sustainable cities and towns, a key partner of UCLG on... (+)
From the 28th of June to the 1st of July, the city of Nantes hosted the fourth edition of the Global Forum on Human Rights in the City. The Forum, which was originally put forward by UNESCO, takes place every two years thanks to the support of the Greater Nantes Metropolitan agglomeration, the Loire... (+)
The Second Forum of Local Authorities of the Periphery (FLAP) gathered, between 10 and 12 June in Getafe, 600 mayors and officials from around thirty countries, invited by the FLAP and the Committee of UCLG for Peripheral Cities. The mayor of Getafe, Pedro Castro, said during the presentation of the... (+)