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Local and Regional Governments
- 17/12/2021
Dear members, partners, colleagues and friends, It is a great pleasure to express my best wishes for the coming new year, as President of our World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments. It is with great excitement and commitment that I undertake this task of governing president of... (+)
Thembisile Nkadimeng resigns as Copresident of UCLG, remains close to local and regional governments from the national level
- 29/11/2021
The 2021 World Council has seen the Co-president Thembisile Nkadimeng, former mayor of Polokwane, left her mandate at the end of the World Council 2021 after being appointed Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs of South Africa. Having been elected as Copresident at the UCLG... (+)
Cities Are Listening - 19/11/2021
As part of the #CitiesAreListening experience, the experience on Cities and Fair Trade: alliances for economic equality, hosted by UCLG, FAMSI, and Fair Trade International, and with the support of the UCLG Local Economic Development Committee which took place on 3rd February, 2021, brought to the table the visions of building a world through proximity and solidarity, building on the #LiveLearningExperiences on local economic development. (+)
Not A Border Tale
- 20/12/2021
Given the frequency with which we talk about migration, we might wonder whether an International Migrants Day is necessary. However, it is precisely the public discourse on migration and not the natural and centuries-old phenomenon itself, that makes such an event necessary. On our telephones, on our computers, on television and the radio, borders are discussed daily. We wake up every day to news of tragedies involving groups of people traveling or living in subhuman conditions. We accept, we assume, that migrant and displaced populations will be the first to feel the impact of any crisis. We store in our collective imagination photographs of huge masses of people, often racialized, waiting in desperation to change their living conditions. And as terrible as it may seem to us, we rarely calculate that we could be those people. (+)
Mohamed Boudra resigns as UCLG President, will accompany the World Organization as Honorary President
- 30/11/2021
President Mohamed Boudra bid his farewell as President of UCLG in the framework of the 2021 World Council, after resigning for his post as Mayor of Al-Hoceima. Having served as UCLG President for two years since being elected in the Durban World Congress, he has led our World Organization during a... (+)
Migration - 19/11/2021
The #CitiesAreListening experiences arise from the mandate to move from social distance to a world driven by communities. UCLG is working on developing a pact for the future: for people, for government, and for the planet. The 3-day #CitiesAreListening experience: Towards a future without mandatory detention was held within the framework of the UN75 Dialogues, organized by UCLG in partnership with the Open Society Foundation took place from Tuesday, 17th November to Thursday-19th November. (+)