Decentralisation Newsletter nº 56

News
09/04/2015
On 10 March, the third Agora of the Cities, a space in which mayors, elected officials, civil society and those in the private sector related to city management can meet and exchange ideas, was held in Barcelona, with the aim of promoting debate and exchange of knowledge on local governability in order to face global challenges. The event was organised by...
09/04/2015
The UCLG Committee on Local Finance for Development, in conjunction with the OECD, aims to analyse the financial situation of local governments around the world. To do this, it has issued a questionnaire which will enable conclusions to be drawn for subsequent study.Local government finance is one of the major topics of debate in the implementation of the...
09/04/2015
The Secretary for Human Rights, Justice, Decentralisation and Governance of Honduras called upon the institutions of central government to encourage closer ties and constitute a sector committee to facilitate the flow of information between institutions working on matters of decentralisation.During the meeting, held on 26 February, it was agreed that each...
09/04/2015
The Committee of the Regions and the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation have made a commitment to strengthening the role of the regions as drivers of research and innovation, thus contributing to growth and job creation in Europe. For this reason, the Committee of the Regions has agreed to work to create a Regional Knowledge...
09/04/2015
From 18 to 20 March, three days of debates and lectures, the city of Bilbao hosted the UCLG Culture Summit. Under the title ‘Culture and Sustainable Cities 2015’, leaders from over 50 local governments in 5 continents came together with over 200 international experts to exchange knowledge and promote work recognising and stressing the importance...
Activities of the Committee
09/04/2015
From 18 to 21 March, the City of Montevideo, Uruguay, hosted the International Forum on the Global Impact of Cities, with the aim of discussing and reflecting on common challenges and opportunities in the current political context and the global New Urban Agenda. This context was chosen to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Observatory for Decentralised...
09/04/2015
Throughout March, the UCLG organised a series of consultation sessions in the World Secretariat in Barcelona to compile contributions to the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century. The sessions are part of an ongoing consultation process being conducted either in person or online over the next few months in preparation for the...
Agenda
April 20, 2015
From 20 to 22 April, the International Seminar of Local Governments for the Right to the City is to be held in Mexico City. This seminar stems from an initiative by the Mexico City Government which, since 2010, has implemented the Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City in its territory. It is being organised jointly by Mexico City and the UCLG Committee...
May 18, 2015
From 18 to 21 May 2015, the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, will be hosting ‘Live the City’, the annual meeting of the METROPOLIS association. This meeting, bringing together the metropolitan cities and regions with over one million inhabitants, will serve as an international forum for discussing common topics and concerns.On this occasion, inclusion,...