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The countdown starts today! In just 100 days the international municipal movement will celebrate its first centenary. The UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Rabat, taking place in the Moroccan capital from the 1st to the 4th October 2013, will be the largest gathering of local and regional elected representatives from all over the world,...
Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar and President of UCLG Africa
Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar and chairman of UCLG Africa was interviewed by our colleagues from City of Rabat. Mr. Sall answered questions about his role as new President of UCLG Africa, the moroccan decentralization model and Rabat as a venue for the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders -4th UCLG World Congress. For...
In parallel to the 4th UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, the Rabat Expo Fair 2013 will take place over 5 days, from 1st to 5th October 2013, (4 days for professionals, one day for the general public), on an exhibition space of 10,000 sqmthat meets quality standards of international business fairs. Rabat Expo 2013 is...
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The Post 2015 HLP
Mr. Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG was appointed together with 27 personalities from different parts of the world and society to serve in the Post 2015 HLP. Heads of State, Ministers, Nobel Laureates, Researchers, opinion makers and private sector representatives worked together on recommendations which could serve as reference to define the agenda that will lead the future of humanity.
UCLG Executive Bureau in Lyon
The UCLG Executive Bureau took place in Lyon (France) from 5 - 7 June and was organized jointly by the City of Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes Region. Lyon represented the last major milestone for UCLG statutory bodies before they meet at the World Summit in Rabat from 1-4 October. The Executive Bureau focused...
On June 4, UCLG participated in the Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLog) meeting in New York. The 8th annual meeting took up the theme of “Effective Multi-Level-Governance for improved development results.”
Gathered in Lyon on the 6th and 7th of June, the Executive Bureau paid homage to Pierre Mauroy, former French Prime Minister, former Mayor of Lille and founding member of UCLG, who passed away at the age of 84.  Jean-Jack Queyranne, President of the Rhône-Alpes Region, called for members to observe...
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Metropolis Annual Meeting
The countdown has begun to the Metropolis Annual Meeting entitled “Caring Cities”, which will take place inJohannesburg between 16 and 19 July 2013.
Cumbre Hemisférica de Alcaldes
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina, fue la sede que en esta oportunidad acogió a la Federación Latinoamericana de Ciudades, Municipios y Asociaciones de Gobiernos Locales, FLACMA, para la realización de su VII Cumbre Hemisférica de Alcaldes.
The Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (APLA) has held its’ general assembly on 8th June 2013 in the city of Jericho, Palestine.  The General Assembly was held under the patronage of His Excellency Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, and with kind financial and technical...
On 3rd, 4th and 5th of July the 13th IOPD Conference, “Citizens for Sustainability”, was held in the Portuguese town of Cascais. The event, which was attended by some 400 participants from around twenty different countries, was chaired by the Mayor of Cascais,
UCLG Women
The 2nd World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will have a whole session dedicated to gender equality in the morning of 1 October in Rabat.
Solidarity with Syrian local authorities
Faced with the dramatic situation in Syria and in response to requests from local governments coping with the influx of refugees, the Middle-East Working Group decided to undertake a solidarity initiative.
For a Smart Economy in cities
On the 31st of May was held in the French City of Bordeaux a working meeting between Committee members of the European Section.   The working meeting organized by the City of Bordeaux, Vice-President of the Committee for Europe in collaboration with the City of Bilbao, President of the Committee, was...
After the success of the 3rd Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean (April 2013) whose proceedings will soon be available, the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG is preparing the “Rabat 2013” summit with two important events: A meeting of its Political Council The Mediterranean...
Montréal, june 12th 2013 - Before the Members of the United Nations, the Ville de Montréal today made an important plea for culture as an indispensable pillar of development.
The Decentralisation and Local Self-Government Committee launches the fifth issue of D+ Magazine, a tool for the dissemination and discussion of topics related to decentralisation and local governance. The UCLG DAL committee, chaired by the Government of the Province of Barcelona, brings together more than...