Decentralisation Newsletter nº 54

News
05/02/2015
The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is to host the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, in October 2016.The aim of this conference is to guarantee political commitment to sustainable urban development and approach the challenges of the global New Urban Agenda.Furthermore, as part of the preparations for Habitat...
05/02/2015
On January 28, the main global and regional local government associations signed a Political Strategic Alliance Agreement with the European Commission on development cooperation. The local and regional government networks who are signatories to the agreement have made a commitment to carry out actions based on common values and objectives to tackle global...
05/02/2015
The year 2015 has been designated the European Year for Development by the European Parliament, providing an opportunity to demonstrate the European Union’s commitment to eradicating poverty and report on community funding for development cooperation. Various high-level events are to be held over this period, whose conclusions will be key to the planet’s...
05/02/2015
UN-Habitat recently published the document ‘The Evolution of National Urban Policies’, with the aim of explaining the experience of national urban policies in selected countries around the world in order to draw the main lessons and enable other interested countries to formulate and apply their own policies.The document includes a section on the history...
05/02/2015
On 22 January, the results of the 2014 ‘Global Go To Think Tank’ report, produced each year by the University of Pennsylvania, were published. The index classifies the world’s main think tanks into different categories and is designed to identify centres of excellence in the different areas of public policy research and each region of the world. These...
Activities of the Committee
05/02/2015
The UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government has published a new issue of D+ magazine, a publication specialising in topics associated with decentralisation and local governability around the world.This new edition includes articles on local challenges for a new Brazil; the city as territory for innovation; strategic planning for international...
05/02/2015
The 5th Online Course on Decentralisation and Governability run by UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government has concluded. This year, 60 students took part, 30 for each class (English and Spanish), including local government officers and elected officials from 30 countries around the world.With the aim of strengthening governability and...
05/02/2015
After holding the conference Governing Urban Futures in Delhi (India) last November, organised by the London School of Economics LSE Cities initiative, the journal has been published summarising the main contributions and ideas that were drawn from it.The conference brought together important figures and experts in the analysis of local governance, strategic...
Agenda
March 18, 2015
The first UCLG Culture Summit is to be held in Bilbao from 18 to 20 March. This new event was conceived with the aim of promoting exchange of knowledge and networking between cities and local governments that recognise the importance of culture to sustainable cities. It aims to bring together key parties in cultural policy, with special emphasis on cities,...
July 13, 2015
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development is to be held from 13 to 16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).The results of this conference will set the Post-2015 Agenda and the Climate Agenda. UCLG is undertaking the task for representing the voice of local and regional governments in the working process of the Local Financing for...