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- 06/09/2010
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... (+)
- 25/08/2010
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... (+)
- 07/07/2010
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... (+)
- 18/06/2010
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... (+)
- 18/06/2010
UCLG and its regional Asia Pacific Section UCLG ASPAC are jointly organizing two workshops on 25-27 June in Batam (Indonesia). One on local finances in partnership with UNITAR and the financial support of the European Union and the French Government. One on strategic planning, of the Committee on urban... (+)
- 17/06/2010
The UCLG delegation, led by the city of Nantes, has been following the second round of talks on climate change, which took place in Bonn, Germany from 31 May to 11 June 2010. This marked the first occasion since the COP 15 in Copenhagen last December where the Parties worked on the negotiating texts.... (+)