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CULTURE SUMMIT - 08/09/2021
Emilia Saiz, Secretary General of UCLG, and Zeynep Gül Ünal, Vice President of ICOMOS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 9th September, on behalf of President of UCLG Mohamed Boudra and President of ICOMOS Teresa Patrício in the framework of the fourth UCLG Culture Summit which has taken place in the city of Izmir, in Turkey, after the session “Local Governments and Cultural Heritage”. (+)
Urban20 - 06/09/2021
In a virtual meeting hosted on the 3rd of September 2021, 15 mayors and governors, and representatives from a total of 25 cities representing the world’s largest economies gathered as the Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit, convened by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and C40 Cities (C40), presented their vision for a green, just and local recovery from COVID-19 and urged their national leaders to work together to foster greater collaboration with cities and local governments to accelerate solutions to the climate, health, economic and social crisis. (+)
Urban20 - 02/09/2021
The Urban 20 Communiqué urges G20 leaders to accelerate climate action ahead of COP26 and invest in the core tenets of a green and just recovery The U20 Communiqué calls for strengthening health systems and public services to ensure global and equitable access to vaccines The Communiqué calls on the G20 to foster social cohesion and equity and to move towards inclusive and prosperous societies (+)
UCLG calls for Human Rights to be preserved in Afghanistan and for women and girls to be protected
- 23/08/2021
The World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), gathering over 240.000 member worldwide expresses its deep concern about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and the impact on the human rights and livelihoods of its people, in particular women and girls that might be again deprived from the most basic rights including, movement, work and education.  (+)
UCLG Culture summit - 06/08/2021
The fourth UCLG Culture Summit will take place on 9-11 September 2021 in Izmir, Turkey. Registrations are now open until 31 August 2021. (+)
The right to food in cities and regions at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit
food, Alimentación - 04/08/2021
In the framework of the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (26-28 July, 2021), the "Local public service provision and the right to food" parallel session, co-organized on 27 July, by UCLG, Barcelona World Capital of Sustainable Food 2021, Metropolis, UN-Habitat and the Women and Habitat Latin America and Caribbean Network, tackled the transformation of our models of production and consumption, and the need to root our food systems in solidarity, with care for people and the planet at the centre. (+)