Decentralisation Newsletter nº 57

News
04/05/2015
From 17 to 23 April, the UN-Habitat Governing Council took place in Nairobi (Kenya). The main topic of discussion of the 25th session was ‘The contribution of UN-Habitat to the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ in order to promote sustainable urban development and human settlements. The Governing Council discussed two issues: ‘Enhancing Urban-Rural Linkages...
04/05/2015
The Jordanian Government has proposed a Decentralisation Plan to allow country’s governorate councils and municipalities to improve their performances and upgrade the quality of their services. According to the Government, once it has met all the legal and constitutional requirements and been approved, the Plan will enable better management of areas such...
04/05/2015
The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) recently published the report ‘Localizing the Post-2015 Development Agenda’, the result of a broad consultation process. It has received support from the UNDP, UN-Habitat and the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for the Post-2015 Development Agenda and towards Habitat III, amongst other key...
04/05/2015
In April, a workshop on local decentralised planning was held in Porompat, India, as part of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI AaYOG).Organised by the Department of Rural Development and Local Governments, the workshop presented decentralisation as an opportunity for rural development, with a focus on each of the stages necessary to implement...
04/05/2015
The Liberian Ministry of the Internal Affairs has launched a deconcentration platform as the main instrument for developing the decentralisation programme established within the National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance. The platform aims to guide and strengthen the capacities of the counties to implement the decentralisation process. In the...
04/05/2015
On 22 and 23 April, the 25th Assembly of Honduras Association of Municipalities (AMHON) took place in La Ceiba (Honduras) under the title ‘The Municipal Agreement is the Way to Decentralisation’. The meeting featured presentations by a number of international experts on subjects such as decentralised management in regions. Another subject of debate,...
Activities of the Committee
04/05/2015
As part of the preparations for the UCLG Executive Bureau in Porto Alegre (Brazil), the Municipal Seminar on Decentralisation and Local Government, organised by the Brazilian National Confederation of Municipalities, will take place on 9 and 10 June, and the UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government will be taking part. The aim of the...
Agenda
June 10, 2015
The UCLG Executive Bureau is set to take place in Porto Alegre (Brazil) from 10 to 12 June. The Executive Bureau meeting will be on the 11th with the committee and working group meeting scheduled for the 10th and 12th. The 10th is the date for a seminar on the way forward for Latin American local and regional government contributions to Habitat III, and...
June 16, 2015
The biennial Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2015 will take place from 16 to 19 June in Gaborone (Botswana). This will be the first held in an African country. The main theme of this meeting is the state of local governments in 2030.The conference is expected to bring together high-level politicians, political leaders and professionals, including...