THE POTENTIAL OF OUR GLOBAL NETWORK:

WAVES OF ACTION

UCLG believes in the power of networks, in the multiplier effect of synchronizing thousands of local and regional actions at global level.
Across the world, local and regional governments are working to advocate for change, implement the global agendas, learn from one another, and track their progress towards the achievement of the global goals.
It is UCLG’s mission to showcase and multiply the impact of this work through “Waves of Action” by our members and partners.

What are UCLG Waves of Action?

In the spirit of focusing on the implementation of the global agendas and of amplifying the work of the network, UCLG organize actions in the form of Waves of Action.

EACH WAVE FOCUSES ON A SHARED POLICY PRIORITY AND INVOLVES ACTION
RELATING TO OUR STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

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The UCLG Waves of Action for 2017-2019
The right to housing

SLOGAN:
Housing as a right NOT a commodity

HASHTAG:
#MakeTheShift

TIMELINE:
May 2017 – December 2018

KEY INTERNATIONAL MOMENTS

  • Human Rights Day, Global, 10 December 2017
  • Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing to be presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council of Geneva, March 2018
  • Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum, September 2018
  • HIgh Level Political Forum on SDG 11 in July 2018

DIVERSITY OF ACTORS:
CSIPDHR, UCLG Sections: Europe, Africa and Asia (to be confirmed), UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Habitat for Humanity, Habitat International Coalition, Global Platform for the Right to the City, Committee on strategic planning, FEANTSA, South African Human Rights Commission, Research centers

ORIGINAL CONTENT:

Advocacy: The Shift is a movement launched at Habitat III Conference by Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing in partnership with UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rightsand UCLG. The idea is to mobilize a large range of actors at worldwide level to push forward a shift in the way housing is perceived (from a commodity to a human right) and propose concrete measures to reincorporate human rights on housing from local to global level.

Learning: A learning session on financing housing: the committee on finance and the CSIPDHR together with UCLG learning team will organize a peer-learning session on financing affordable housing at local level. 

Monitoring: The next Gold Report will focus on the way local governments contribute to the achievement of SDGs. One of the chapters, in the framework of SDG 11, will focus on the role of local governments in housing policies and on the enabling environment required to allow local governments meet the needs of people, especially the poorest, in terms of housing.

 

Renewing the Financing of Local Governments by 2030

Information available soon

Migration

SLOGAN:
All migrants, all citizens

HASHTAG:
#humanmigration
#Cities4Migration

CALENDAR:
June 2017 - December 2018

KEY MOMENTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL:

  • 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly,12-25 September 2017, New York, USA
  • 7th World Forum of Human Rights Cities, 14-17 September 2017, Gwangju, Korea
  • Global Compact on Migration, Thematic Session, September 2017, Vienna, Austria
  •  Global Compact on Migration - UN Informal thematic session: Irregular migration and regular pathways, October, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development, 17-20 October 2017, Praia, Cap-Vert
  • Global Conference on Cities and Migration, 16-17 November 2017, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Global Compact on Migration - Preparatory meeting, November, Mexico
  • Global Compact on Migration - Zero draft presentation to MS, from February to July 2018, New York, USA
  • Global Compact on Migration - Intergovernmental negotiations, from February to July 2018, New York, USA
  • Global Compact on Migration Conference, October 2018, New York, USA

POTENTIEL PARTNERS:

UCLG Committees and working groups:
Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights
Culture
Peripheral cities
Intermediary Cities
Local economic development
Migration and Co development
Taskforce for prevention and territorial management of crisis

Sections and members:
CEMR/Platforma
UCLG Africa
UCLG MEWA
UCLG ASPAC
Cités Unies France (CUF), BTVL???, Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Other partners:
International Organisation for Migration (OIM)
UN Habitat
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) (to be confirmed)
Cities Alliance

Main objective:

The aim of the wave will be to draw Strategic Sequence of Action to take at UCLG level in order to build and disseminate a new narrative on migration and impact the international process for a better involvement of local governments in the migration governance process. To this end, this sequence should help to connect the different interventions of the organisation on the field of migration and to rationalise the relationships with stakeholders, including international programmes and organisations, including United Nations agencies.

The Wave of Action on Migration (WAM) is a good opportunity to define and implement and test this strategic sequence. Indeed, the WAM aims to shape and coordinate a group of actors that could impact as much as possible the process of the Global Compact on safe orderly and regular migration. This should then be the starting point of the Strategic Sequence of Action (SSA)