Decentralisation Newsletter nº 52

News
02/12/2014
The United Cities and Local Governments World Council was held in Haikou (China) from 23 to 26 November, with the participation of the Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government (UCLG). As well as adopting the reports of the Rabat World Council and the Liverpool Executive Bureau, the new make-up of the Financial Management Committee was approved...
02/12/2014
This November, the Swedish Government started up a European project worth 3.5 million euros aimed at providing support for the decentralisation process in Ukraine, one of the key reforms to extend the powers of local governments. This support will be provided in the form of international expert advice, training and exchange visits by representatives...
02/12/2014
During his annual message to the Moroccan Parliament last October, King Mohammed VI highlighted his commitment to continuing the decentralisation programme to improve the efficiency of local government. In the opinion of King Mohammed VI, the major challenge currently facing Morocco is not just the distribution of powers between central government and local...
02/12/2014
On 10 November in Luxor (Egypt), representatives of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) and various members of the Committee of the Regions met for the first time since the ARLEM was created in 2010.The session focussed on discussing the working programme of the Union for the Mediterranean and implementation of the European Neighbourhood...
02/12/2014
The French Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (AFCCRE) has reviewed the prospects of French local and regional governments in matters of European Union development policy. This review was disseminated through a publication which aims to contribute to an assessment of French local and regional government participation in European...
02/12/2014
On 30 and 31 October, the Third High-Level Dialogue on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance in Africa was held in Dakar (Senegal).The central topic of the conference was ‘Silencing the guns: strengthening governance to prevent, manage and resolve conflict in Africa’. The main aim was to explore the structural causes of conflicts in Africa and to propose...
02/12/2014
On 25 November, the Chilean Institute of Municipal Studies (ICHEM) of the Autonomous University of Chile organised the seminar ‘Recentralisation? New approaches to sub-national government in Latin America’. The conference served as a meeting and discussion point for academics and professionals in the field of political and social sciences from Mexico,...
02/12/2014
The new European Urban Agenda was the main topic at the 19th EU Conference, organised by the Directorate for International Relations of Barcelona Provincial Council on 18 November in Barcelona. This year saw the participation of around 100 representatives from local government, other public bodies and economic and social agents, with the aim of exploring...
05/11/2014
Last October 31 was commemorated for the first time the World Cities Day. The role of the cities in the world in recent years has been increasing. Whereas between 2014 and 2050, around 2,500 million more people will live in urban areas, we cannot leave solely to national governments and the international community to face this transformation process by themselves....
Activities of the Committee
02/12/2014
The London School of Economics LSE Citiesinitiative, focussing on the study of cities and their development in an increasingly urbanised world, organised the Urban Age 2014 conference in the Indian city of Delhi with the support of the German foundation Alfred Herrhausen Society and the Indian National Institute of Urban Affairs.Under the title ‘Governing...
Agenda
February 23, 2015
With the aim of boosting the key role of cities in the international sphere and promoting reflection and exchange among local governments, Barcelona Provincial Council in conjunction with GOBERNA-Latin America and the Municipal Government of Montevideo are organising the Local Government International Action Week from 23 to 27 February 2015.This week will...