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Mayors from Around the World Celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Launching the Cities for All Campaign and the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities
Accessibility - 17/12/2018
On Monday December 3, 2018, World Enabled and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) hosted a celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the historic launch of the Cities For All global campaign and the Global Compact on Inclusive and Accessible Cities. (+)
Launch of the Peer Learning Note 24 on Local and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction
City-to-city learning - 14/12/2018
The practices shared by the 15 participating cities at the peer learning workshop held in Surabaya last September as well as the lessons learnt are now available for the whole network through the new Peer Learning Note 24. The publication has been officially launched during the UCLG ASPAC retreat at the beginning of December that was held back-to-back with the ceremony of the Guangzhou Award (+)
Local and regional authorities call to recognize their key role in migration governance
Migration - 12/12/2018
The Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration was adopted in Marrakech on 10th December. The Global Compact is the first-ever negotiated global agreement on a common approach to international migration. On the eve of its adoption, on 8th December, local and regional governments worldwide gathered at the 5th Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development to call on the international community to acknowledge their key role in the implementation of the Compact and how they play an essential part in migration governance. (+)
Find out who are the winners of the 2018 Guangzhou Award !
Milan, Guadalajara, Wuhan, Mezitli, New York City are the winners of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. The 2018 edition was held in the framework of the Global Mayors’ Forum & 2018 International Seminar on learning from urban innovation. (+)
Open Letter on the Summary Report for Urban Policymakers: What the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5° Means for Cities
Dear Colleagues: We are a group of sustainability-focused city-networks, associations and NGOs and international organisations working in and on cities worldwide. We want to draw your attention to a summary produced for urban policymakers, which condenses the latest science published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on limiting global warming to 1.5°C. (+)
The 18th IOPD Conference in Barcelona claims cities as the main spaces for democratic innovation
On 25, 26 and 27 November, the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy held its 18th Conference in Barcelona, which was attended by more than 600 people from all over the world. During these three days, reflections and experiences related to direct democracy, citizens' initiatives and inclusive democracy ecosystems were discussed. The local governments and civil society represented called for ensuring that the mechanisms of participatory democracy do not leave anyone behind: only in this way will it be possible to restore the relationship of trust between local governments and citizens and renew the social contract. The IOPD Assembly adopted the Observatory's Local Democracy Agenda and agreed to strengthen links with the municipal movement that UCLG represents. (+)