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... (+)
After three days of intense debates and exchanges during the World Summit of Local and Regional leaders that was held in Mexico from 17th to the 20th November 2010, the members of United Cities and Local Governments and their partners have sent a strong signal to the international community by signing a... (+)