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The World Habitat Day kicks off the month of Urban October
As every year, local and regional governments celebrate Urban October which kicks off on 1 October with World Habitat Day and will end on 31 October with World Cities Day. World Habitat Day is an opportunity to reflect on the state of our towns and cities. The theme of the 2018 World Habitat Day is “Municipal Solid Waste Management”, a key policy area to achieve SDG 12 and a long-standing priority for UCLG members. (+)
UCLG expresses its condolences to the people of Indonesia
In the aftermath of the terrible series of earthquakes and a tsunami on the island region of Sulawesi in Indonesia on Friday 29th September, which killed more than 800 people and caused massive damage to infrastructure, including to roads, schools and government offices as well as thousands of homes, UCLG and its members around the world would like to express their sympathy and solidarity with the people of Indonesia. (+)
UCLG supported the #Act4SDGs campaign and encouraged its members to "act for SDGs"!
SDGs - 28/09/2018
As you know, on 25 September we commemorated the adoption of the 17 goals in a global day of action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Furthermore, It was a special year as the Global Day to #Act4SDGs coincided with the opening day of the High-Level Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly. (+)
Cities as academic laboratories: UCLG and 15 universities conclude the 1st CityLab Project
- 28/09/2018
The final Conference of the CityLab project took place from 18 to 20 September in the city of Bogotá.  The Project was coordinated by the University of Antwerp, together with the COLUMBUS network of Universities and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). 15 Latin American universities, 4 European universities and UCLG’s Urban Strategic Planning Committee also took part in the event. (+)
UCLG Regional Sections and the Global Covenant of Mayors discuss first common steps to localize climate action
Climate change - 28/09/2018
On 25 and 26 September 2018, UCLG World Secretariat, together with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), hold a two-days training workshop, convening all UCLG Regional Sections to explore concrete ways to identify how the new climate reporting tools developed by GCoM could actually be implemented in the different world regions. (+)
Welcoming Bologna : un parcours de deux ans pour renforcer l’inclusion des migrants dans la ville métropolitaine de Bologne
Migration - 28/09/2018
By Flore Thoreau La Salle, Project Manaher of Welcoming Bologna for Africa e Mediterraneo Une rencontre dans une paroisse dans un quartier du centre-ville, une projection de courtmétrages suivie d’un débat dans une association qui défend les droits des personnes LGBTQI, un reading théâtral sur l’histoire du peuple Sinti et les persécutions subies ou encore une école de légalité pour demandeurs d’asile tenue par l’unité locale de la gendarmerie : ce sont quelques exemples des 18 initiatives réalisées sur le territoire métropolitain de Bologne, en Italie, dans le cadre du projet « Welcoming Bologna – une expérience pilote de villes Européennes accueillantes ». (+)