Decentralisation Newsletter nº 59

News
30/07/2015
The UN-Habitat Global Land Tool Network is working to create a package of information on municipal financing in developing countries.  A group of experts met at an event entitled, ‘Municipal Financing in Developing Cities: Review of Land-based Finance Training Package for Financing Sustainable Urban Development’, to work on the creation of a module...
30/07/2015
The final draft of the outcome document for the United Nations Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda has been published. This document, which is expected to be approved, calls for the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, to replace the famous Millennium Development Goals due to expire in 2015, and calls on the world’s governments to...
30/07/2015
Last June, at an informal meeting of EU Ministers responsible for Territorial Cohesion and Urban Matters, held in Riga under the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union, a Declaration on the future Urban Agenda was adopted.  Under the title, ‘Towards an EU Urban Agenda’, the declaration identified the elements to be taken into account...
30/07/2015
This July, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At this meeting, local governments defended the localisation of the Post-2015 Agenda, arguing that the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities. Several parallel sessions were held bringing together experts and representatives...
Activities of the Committee
30/07/2015
The UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government, along with LSE Cities and UN-Habitat, have launched an online platform for the urban governance survey that was carried out recently.  The aim of this platform is to both graphically represent the data obtained through the urban governance survey, which began in summer 2014, and to encourage...
30/07/2015
The UCLG Executive Bureau 2015 took place in June. The main topics dealt with were the preparation for the main meetings for 2016, the role of local governments in the International Agenda, and the strengthening of cohesion in UCLG’s global network. Preparations for the major international meetings for local governments in 2016 include those of the Third...
Agenda
July 30, 2015
The Hague Academy for Local Governance is organising a course on fiscal decentralisation and local finance. The course will be taught in English and held between 28 September and 9 October 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The course contents will focus on identifying the role of the various spheres of government in fiscal matters, on establishing proposals...