Over the following months, UCLG will hold several regional workshops to discuss the role of Local Government in the Governance of Local Basic Service in the different world regions.
The UCLG Middle East Working Group is organising, from 18th - 26th March 2013, a Scoping and Solidarity mission aimed at local and regional authorities welcoming Syrian refugees open to authorities in border countries of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
The city of Paris will host the First International Conference on “Gender Equality, a priority for global development” from 31st January to 1st February 2013
In 2012, the Metropolis Initiative in Metropolitan Governance, lead by the State Government of São Paulo was launched with a first meeting where more than 20 partners from different cities presented the first data to perform the Comparative Study.
Iñaki Azkuna, Mayor of Bilbao, has been awarded the 2012 World Mayor Prize.