Decentralisation Newsletter nº 58

News
16/06/2015
The preparation process towards Habitat III includes the elaboration of 22 issue papers and the creation of 10 policy units. These issue papers are summary documents that address one or more research areas, highlight general findings and identify research needs on topics related to housing and sustainable urban development. The 22 reports offer an analysis...
16/06/2015
The European Development Days (EDDs) were held on 3 and 4 June, as part of the European Year for Development 2015. The motto for this year was ‘Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future’, and it provided an opportunity for European actors in development to share, communicate, exchange and debate this topic and the future challenges facing them. Participants...
16/06/2015
The Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), together with UN-Habitat, have organised the competition ‘Think of Housing, Live the City’ as part of Habitat III, the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to be held in Quito in October 2016.Participating projects...
Ghana
16/06/2015
On 14 May, the World Bank and the Government of Ghana published a report on urbanisation in Ghana entitled ‘Rising through Cities in Ghana’, which analyses the growing challenges posed by the country’s urbanisation, including consolidation of the decentralisation process which has been under way for two decades. Furthermore, this report focuses...
Indicadors
16/06/2015
Local governments, through the main Local Authorities Group, part of the Global Task Force, have sent a letter to the joint presidents of the intergovernmental negotiations on the 2015 development agenda asking for formal mechanism to take part in the Major Groups and other interested parties in the Inter-agency Expert Group on indicators for Sustainable...
Dret Ciutat
16/06/2015
From 20 to 22 April, the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights and Mexico City organised the International Seminar of Local Governments for the Right to the City in Mexico City. The Seminar brought together 45 local and international speakers from a dozen countries, including representatives of local government, civil...
Activities of the Committee
16/06/2015
United Cities and Local Governments, the world organization of local authorities, held its Executive Bureau in Porto Alegre (Brazil) on 10-12 June. The most meaningful outcomes of the meeting were the creation of a platform that brings together Latin American local governments from major cities in the region and the decision to choose the Russian city of...
3ª Agora
16/06/2015
The Agora of Cities, a space for mayors, elected officials, civil society and the private sector related to city management to exchange ideas and held on 10 March in the city of Barcelona, has published a book with the main ideas and conclusions from the contributions of the participants in the conference.The publication is available in Catalan, Spanish...
Consultes ciutats
16/06/2015
As part for the work for developing a Local and Regional Government Global Agenda for the 21st century, UCLG has carried out a series of consultations to compile the contributions of these governments with a view to the negotiations for Habitat III. On this occasion, over 70 local governments from all continents, academic experts and researchers, representatives...
Agenda
August 20, 2015
On 20, 21 and 22 August, the city of San Juan, in Puerto Rico, will host the 9th Hemispherical Summit of Local Authorities - Latin American Congress of Cities and Local Governments ‘ExperienciAmérica’ organised ever year by the Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Local Governments Associations (FLACMA). The Congress is an open...
October 13, 2015
Next October in Turin (Italy) the third World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED) is to be held, organised jointly by the Municipality and Province of Turin, UCLG and the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), Regions United Organization (ORU FOGAR), the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE) and...