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OBS: a global website on culture, cities and SDGs
The Committee on Culture of UCLG has accumulated fifteen years of specific practices and experiences. They have carried out a work of capitalization of these experiences which materializes in a new website on “culture, cities and SDGs”, called ‘OBS’, and including good practices on culture and sustainable local development. (+)
Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Guide for Local Action
In the context of the advocacy work conducted since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, and aiming at its full localisation and implementation at the local level, the Committee on Culture of UCLG has been working on a new document: "Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals: A Guide for Local Action". (+)
UCLG brings local views to session on technology and sustainable development at United Nations
Open Government - 20/06/2018
The Conference on the Role of Technology – Implementing the New Urban Agenda to Achieve Sustainable Development took place on 20th of June at the United Nations Head Quarters. Organised by UN-Habitat, the Consortium for Sustainable Development (CSU), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organisation (TAG), the conference examined the impact of technology on cities and how advancing technology can be used to achieve sustainable development. (+)
Global Compact on Migration
Migration - 20/06/2018
The process of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), which started in September 2017 through the New York Declaration on Migrants and Refugees in line with the commitments made in the 2030 Agenda and, subsequently, in the New Urban Agenda, is now reaching its end, as the last inter-governmental negotiation will be held in New York from 9 to 13 July, before the final approval of the GCM in Marrakesh (Morocco) on 10 and 11 December 2018. (+)
Eurasia Local Governments Congress will take place in the City of Cheboksary
On October 4-7, 2018 Eurasia Local Governments Congress, which brings together local and regional leaders of the Eurasian region, will take place in the city of Cheboksary. The main aim of the Congress is to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals among local authorities, to involve them in the implementation of the SDGs and to provide assistance. (+)
Shared leadership between men and women in the local spheres
Gender Equality - 15/06/2018
The CEMR Conference on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion took place in Bilbao from June 11 to 13. Under the motto “Differences unite us!”, different stakeholders took part, together with local and regional Governments from over the World in sessions which allowed for enhancing the conversations on creating a better society with equality for all. UCLG Women seized the moment to get involved with the #becounted campaign, together with the CCRE-CEMR (the European Section) and the City of Bilbao, and keep working towards ensuring that the women that take part in the global decision-making process are counted. (+)