Decentralisation Newsletter nº 55

News
05/03/2015
The third Agora of Cities is to be held in Barcelona on 10 March, with the title ‘The 21st century, century of the cities’. The Agora is a space for mayors, elected officials, civil society and the private sector related to city management to meet and exchange ideas, with the aim of promoting debate and the exchange of knowledge on local governability...
05/03/2015
The UCLG Mediterranean Commission has created the Observatory of Governance in the Mediterranean. This website offers information on territorial organisation and the state of decentralisation in each Mediterranean country, supplemented by profiles of their local governments, illustrating how they function and their main areas of work. There is a file for...
05/03/2015
Last January, DeLoG (Decentralisation & Local Governance) and Urban Institute (Center on International Development and Governance – IDG) presented the publication ‘Localizing Public Services and Development: The Local Public Sector’s Role in Achieving Development Goals in Health and Education‘, a study based on surveys conducted in 29 developing...
05/03/2015
On 6 March in Luanda (Angola) the African Mayor Awards are held in recognition of the leadership and contribution of mayors in large, medium and small cities throughout Africa. The main aim of these awards is to honour African mayors who have made an excellent contribution to their communities and who have developed a good vision of urban life. The awards...
05/03/2015
From 1st to 12th of June, The Hague Academy for Local Governance is organising a training course in Citizen Participation and Inclusive Governance. The main focus of debate will be how governments can inform and involve citizens, including minorities and marginalised groups. It will also discuss ways of strengthening civil society and bringing its main concerns...
Activities of the Committee
05/03/2015
From 9 to 13 February, representatives of the Regional Sections of UCLG, Policy Committees and other strategic partners of the organisation, such as international agencies, private sector partners and civil society organisations, met in Barcelona for the UCLG Retreat and Campus, a new initiative by the World Organisation to improve networking and strengthen...
Agenda
March 23, 2015
This month, UCLG is launching a series of consultations at the World Secretariat in Barcelona in order to collect contributions on the Global Agenda for local and regional governments in the XXI century. Discussions revolving around UCLG’s Strategic Framework, plans to gather local authorities, professionals, experts, civil society organizations and intermediary...