Announcements

REFELA and UCLG Africa launch the African Cities for Women's Economic Empowerment Campaign
Announcements
genderequality - 07/09/2020
The Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA), which brings together women members of political bodies responsible for the governance of African cities and regional authorities, has launched a call to action with the intention of acting with the African Cities Campaign for Women's Economic Empowerment which was approved during the last General Assembly of the network held in November 2018 at the Africities meeting in Marrakech. (+)
Announcements
- 05/08/2020
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we receive the news regarding the extent of the disaster that took place yesterday in Beirut. (+)
Announcements
- 29/07/2020
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it crystal clear that there is a critical need to fill the knowledge gaps regarding how to govern “in emergency mode”. Responding to the crisis has entailed taking radical policy decisions at an unprecedent speed, in order to ensure the safety of populations worldwide. Nevertheless, the current health crisis is by no means the only crisis threatening our societies. Other “slower” emergencies equally pose our cities and territories at risk, such as the climate emergency and the global housing crisis. Consequently, learning how to address these will be determinant to ensure there is a safeguarded future for the generations to come. (+)
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- 29/07/2020
With an estimated 90 percent of all reported cases taking place in cities, urban areas are the epicenter of the pandemic. The UN Secretary General Policy Brief: COVID-19 in an Urban World argues that there is an urgent need to rethink and transform cities to respond to the reality of COVID-19 and potential future pandemics, and to recover better, by building more resilient, inclusive and sustainable cities. (+)
Around 60 cities join the 2020 Regional Consultations of the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD)
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In preparation for the GFMD Summit in 2021, UCLG regional sections actively participated across the six regional consultations on protection, labour migration and skills, held between May and July by the UAE Chairmanship of the GFMD. For the first time, the GFMD integrates a regional perspective into the proceedings, in line with the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) process. The multi-stakeholder nature of this state-led discussion on migration has been reinforced with the launching of the Working Groups on COVID-19 and on Migration Narratives, the latter co-chaired by the Mayors' Mechanism and Canada (+)
UNICEF launches a toolkit for local responses to protect displaced children in COVID-19
Announcements
Migration, UNICEF, COVID19 - 27/07/2020
As part of its campaign to support local governments on child-sensitive responses to migration and displacement, UNICEF has launched a guide with child protection measures in the context of COVID-19. (+)

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