Representatives from local and regional government networks gathered in Istanbul on 24 April for the meeting of the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), under the theme "The global development agend
Our Executive Bureau took place in Kazan from 25 to 27 May with over 200 representatives present from some 90 cities and local and regional authorities from all around the world, along with important figures from the urban world.
By Greg Scruggs, Citiscope’s Habitat III correspondent.
New report by the UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality highlights that the achievement of gender equality at local level will be essential to the success of the 2030, Habitat III and climate change agendas.
The consultation process towards the development of the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century continues and UCLG is working to collect inputs on the Agenda from different types of local governments.
One of UCLG’s main reasons for being is its coordination of international city-to-city learning exchanges between local and regional governments.
By Kate Shea Baird, UCLG World Secretariat
The publication of these reports is testament to UCLG’s commitment to facilitating an open, global conversation on the role of local and regional governments in sustainable development.
In UCLG consultations in the run up to Habitat III, intermediary cities warn that national governments and international institutions underestimate their role in development at their own risk.