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International Municipal Investment Fund: Call for expressions of interest from cities and local governments
Finanzas locales, Finance - 30/01/2019
The International Municipal Investment Fund, a joint initiative of UNCDF and UCLG in collaboration with FMDV, is one of the essential components of UCLG's renewed global strategy on the localization of financing in support of sustainable urbanization, which was adopted by the Executive Bureau in Strasbourg in May 2018. It aims to facilitate access to financing for local government capital investment projects on national and international financial markets. (+)
awards, local governments - 28/03/2019
Local and regional governments are invited to participate in the UCLG Peace Prize, which every three years rewards successful initiatives undertaken by local governments worldwide that implement strategies for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, and to encourage others to follow suit. Moreover, it aims at generating international public attention to innovative and high impact initiatives by local governments towards peacebuilding and the creation of dialogue. (+)
Putting into practice the new Learning Module 2 on Territorial Planning to achieve the SDGs in Santiago de Chile!
UCLG participated actively in the summer school organized by the Chilean Local Government Association (AChM) which took place from the 21th to 25 January in Santiago de Chile.  The event gathered 45 mayors and councilors for a whole week to work together on SDG localization.  The format was developed in partnership with CEPAL (Economic Commission for Latin America), UNDP Chile, FLACMA, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and UCLG. (+)
The Final Report of the Venice 2030-Financing the SDGs has just been released!
The Final Report of the meeting "Venice City Solutions 2030 - Financing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Local Level held on 16 and 17 November 2018 in Venice, has just been published. The document gathers and showcases the conclusions and recommendations of participants representing local and regional authorities, as well as national governments, United Nations agencies and development banks who participated in this event. The objective was to identify on-going experiences, collect data and propose solutions to the issue of financing the implementation of the SDGs at the local level. (+)
The II World Forum of Local Governments showcases local policies committed to Agenda 2030
The II World Forum of Local Governments, that took place in Seville from January 24 to 26, is an international meeting that gathers local governments’ representatives from around the World to debate and analyse the challenges that cities face. (+)
Etorkizuna Eraikiz. Open minded governance for future
SDGs - 25/01/2019
The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council is organizing the Etorkizuna Eraikiz “Open minded governance for future” Congress, which will take place on 18-19 February in Donostia-San Sebastián. Open Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a pairing that brings together the concepts and challenges of the future. Challenges and concepts that need to be dealt with by administrations and society and that need to be brought to the forefront in order to be tackled now and continue building the best future for the citizens. (+)