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President of UCLG Mohamed Boudra calls for a renewed and inclusive multilateral system on the occasion of the United Nations General Assembly
President of UCLG Mohamed Boudra, on behalf of the constituency of local and regional governments gathered within the Global Taskforce, addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations to call for the renewal of the multilateral system, as a means to strengthen basic service provision and ensuring universal access to public services as the cornerstone of the COVID-19 recovery. (+)
The municipalist movement mourns the passing of Kjeld Jakobsen
- 07/12/2020
The municipalist movement is heavy-hearted with the passing of Kjeld Jakobsen. He served as International Relations Secretary of São Paulo (2001-2004) and was a crucial actor for the process of unification of Latin American local governments associations, the foundation of United Cities and Local... (+)
Smart Cities - 23/11/2020
The #CitiesAreListening experiences arise from the mandate to move from social distance to a world driven by communities. UCLG is working on developing a pact for the future: for people, for government, and for the planet. The #CitiesAreListening experience: Dialogue on a smart recovery in the post COVID-19 era, organized by UCLG took place on Wednesday, 18th November, in the framework of the Smart Cities Expo World Congress, this year: Smart Cities Live. (+)
Emergency Governance - 18/11/2020
UCLG, Metropolis and LSE Cities launch the second of a series of Policy Briefs that intend to foster discussion and critical review on how to govern complex emergencies from the local and regional level. (+)
A call to tackle violence against women and girls in urban spaces
genderequality - 19/11/2020
10 days to call for Violence Against Women and Girls in Urban Spaces. It’s time to turn the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to free our communities, cities and metropolises from gender violence. (+)
Local and regional governments address the key elements for a green recovery that leaves no-one and no place behind at the UCLG World Council.
During the UCLG World Council, mayors and partners addressed some of the key policy issues for the future of humanity as we enter the Decade of Action in three High-Level debates. The Ecological Transition, Addressing Inequalities, and Leading the way to the Recovery are strategic areas that are reflected in both the work plan of our World Organization for the coming year as well as in the renewal of our strategic documents and the development of our policy, research, and learning tools. These are the red thread that will inspire our action, feed our work plan and ensure we remain relevant for the members and the communities that need us. (+)