Decentralisation Newsletter nº 61

News
21/12/2015
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), together with the London School of Economics (LSE), is to lead one of 10 policy units as part of the preparations for the Habitat III Conference, to be held in Quito (Ecuador), in October 2016. More specifically, they will lead Policy Unit 4 on Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development. This...
21/12/2015
‘The State of the Asian and Pacific Cities 2015: Urban transformation. Shifting from quantity to quality’ is the latest report in the State of Cities - Regional Reports series published by UN-Habitat (the United Nations Human Settlements Programme) in conjunction with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).Based...
21/12/2015
With the theme ‘Building the future of Africa with its people: the contribution of African local authorities to the Agenda 2063 for Africa’, the Seventh Africities - Summit of African Local Governments was held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 29 November to 3 December. This Summit is organised every three years by United Cities and Local...
21/12/2015
LSE Cities and the Deutsche Bank Alfred Herrhausen Society, in conjunction with The Guardian Cities, held a series of global debates from 19 November to 3 December to celebrate the anniversary of the Urban Age programme. These open public debates discussed five central topics that have been the focus of research by the Urban Age programme over the last 10 years....
21/12/2015
The University of Oxford has published the volume Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-territorial Autonomy, edited by Tove H. Malloy (Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues) and Francesco Palermo (Director of the EURAC Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism). The publication analyses the relationship between minorities,...
18/12/2015
The concluding statement from the Third World Forum on Local Economic Development held in Turin (Italy) from 13-16 October, with the participation of almost 2,000 people from 130 countries, is now available.The document reflects the debates, exchange of experiences and best practices that arose from this event, with the aim of restating a shared vision...
Activities of the Committee
21/12/2015
The United Cities and Local Governments World Council was held in Paris from 3 to 6 December. This meeting coincided in both time and place with the World Climate Summit COP21, the reason why the UCLG World Council focussed on environmental issues.At the UCLG statutory meetings, motions were approved on local democracy and global governance,...
18/12/2015
The UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize was launched to give recognition to local governments as actors in consolidating peace. The prize is awarded to local governments that undertake initiatives in conflict prevention or resolution and building peace.The prize, to be presented every three years, will be awarded for the first time during the World Congress...
Agenda
December 18, 2015
The period for presenting candidatures for the third Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, organised by UCLG, Metropolis and the city of Guangzhou (China), has now begun. This award is aimed at local and regional governments from around the world to recognise innovation that fosters social and economic improvements and environmental sustainability...