Decentralisation Newsletter nº 60

News
22/10/2015
The United Nation’s extraordinary Sustainable Development Summit was held last September at UN Headquarters in New York, where the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted. The Agenda consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 targets that provide new objectives while supplementing those still to be achieved.Local and regional...
22/10/2015
With the aim of sharing knowledge and discussing urban issues, the United Nations has designated this month as ‘Urban October 2015’, proposing a wide variety of activities to celebrate it. The activities started on 5 October with World Habitat Day, focussing on the topic ‘Public Spaces for All’ as one of the key pillars of the Agenda for Sustainable...
22/10/2015
Last October 16, at the Sixth Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held in Mexico City, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the next three years.This MOU aims to strengthen collaboration between the two organizations and promote the development...
22/10/2015
The Seminar on Decentralisation and Governance was held in Tunisia last September, organised by the International Association of Francophone Regions in conjunction with the French region Rhône-Alpesand other Tunisian authorities. The main aim of the seminar was to provide a space for meeting and exchange between heads of regional organisations to discuss...
22/10/2015
A UCLG representative, Patrick Braouezec, President of the French agglomeration community Plaine Communeand the Committee on Social Inclusion, took part in the 30th Meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, held in Geneva last September. At the meeting, Braouezec presented the report on the role of local governments in promoting...
22/10/2015
UN-Habitat has publishedinternational guidelines on urban and territorial planning with the aim of meeting the challenge posed by urbanisation. The world is changing rapidly and the urban population is increasing dramatically; by 2030, 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. Recent decades have seen the implementation of inadequate...
Congrés Euroasia
22/10/2015
The Eurasian Local Governments Congress took place last August in Kazan (Russian Federation) under the title ‘Local Decisions for Global Development: Towards Eurasian Integration’.The main aim was to strengthen the capabilities of local authorities in global decision-making processes. The meeting of local leaders was also used as an opportunity to strengthen...
Activities of the Committee
22/10/2015
On 29-30 September the UCLG World Secretariat organised a collaborative working meeting with the aim of building a learning agenda for local and regional governments. With this initiative, the World Organisation aims to initiate training activities based on strategic values for its members, exchange ideas on specific activities and present successful experiences...
Agenda
December 04, 2015
Paris is to host the UCLG World Council 2015 from 4 to 7 December. In the World Organisation structure, the World Council is the main decision-making body. Simultaneous to this event, on 4 December, the Climate Summit for Local Leaders will be held, jointly with COP21, along with other parallel activities, including a PLATFORMA event on climate and...