Habitat III

World Habitat Day 2013- UCLG calls for a true global partnership

7 October 2013- The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day with the intention to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat. This year’s theme "Urban Mobility" reminds us that local and regional

Local and Regional Leaders close the World Summit with the Rabat Declaration

The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders of UCLG culminated today in Rabat with the announcement of the new Presidency of UCLG – the largest organization of Mayors and local and regional governments in the world.

UN Secretary General: political spaces for local authorities to be nurtured

 "It is often said that, like all politics, all development is ultimately local.  As the world strives for a more sustainable path in the years ahead, particularly beyond 2015, local voices and local action will be crucial elements in our quest.

High-level Meeting of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards Habitat III

Elected representatives of local and regional governments were welcomed by the Vice President of ECOSOC and UN Secretary General Representative in New York. The UN Secretary General sent the following message to participants: "I welcome the creation of the Global Taskforce of Loc

Secretary General's address: 2013 a key year for towns, cities and regions throughout the world

For a vision of territorial solidarity at national and international level: towns, cities and regions responding to new challenges at the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Rabat.



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