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During the Executive Bureau and the World Council meetings in Haikou, members of UCLG debated the key issues that will define the international global agenda for local and regional leaders in the coming year. Around 400 representatives of local and regional authorities and their partners from 49 countries came together on this occasion.
Winners of the Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation
Antioquia, Bristol, Christchurch, Dakar and Hangzhou are the winners of the 2014 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. The results were announced on Friday 28 November during the award ceremony.
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Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito
The World Council that met in Haikou on 26 November 2014 has appointed Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador, Co-President of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) until 2016.
COP 20 Lima
The climate negotiations, in the framework of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will take place from 1 to 12 December in Lima, Peru.
Global mayors compact
On September 23, 2014, the Compact of Mayors was launched at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in New York City by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), and UCLG.
The City of Haikou China is preparing to host the UCLG World Council in Haikou between the 23 and 26 of November, in the organization’s 10th anniversary year. At the World Council local and regional leaders will discuss the central issues defining the global development agenda in the coming years.
UCLG 10 years
The members of the UCLG World Council will meet between the 23 and 26 of November in Haikou (China), by invitation of the Mayor of the city of Ni Qiang. This year, these meetings are organized in conjunction with the Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation ceremony.
The Awards Ceremony of the first edition of the "International Award UCLG - MEXICO City - Culture21" will take place on 12th November 2014. The events are hosted by Mexico City (Mexico).
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Afrique Resolutions
The Marrakesh City Council, the FMDV and UCLG Africa will organize the REsolutions Africa / Marrakesh 2014 Conference, which will be held the11th and 12th December, 2014 in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco.
Did you know that 11 EU commissioners out of 28 are former mayors or local councillors? Did you know that each citizen contributes on average € 0,27 per day to the European cohesion funds?
Paúl Carrasco
During the opening of the “Seminar on International Action of Local Governments in Iberoamerica”, held in Mexico City on the 10th of November, the governor of State of Mexico, Eruviel Ávila, announced his state’s intention to join to ORU-Fogar.
Los días 6 y 7 de noviembre se celebró en Bilbao la reunión internacional "SMART LOCAL GOVERNANCE: El reto de la buena gobernanza en la administración local.
UCLG delegation participated in the final expert meeting to support the development of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) in Fukuoka, Japan.
The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of UCLG is pleased to inform you that the progress report on “The role of local government in the promotion and protection of human rights” is already available.
Compact cities. Social inclusiveness. Climate resilience. Urban development that emphasizes renewable energy and environmental protection. These are among the goals the United Nations wants to include in a visionary set of guidelines for “sustainable development of cities,” according to UN-Habitat.
Local and regional governments have progressively become more active in the European arena. The evolution of mechanisms used by cities and towns illustrates the complexity of the international relations of local and regional governments.