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Housing - 16/11/2018
Our constituency lived a historical turning point last 15 and 16 July, when a group of major global cities brought to the UN a firm pledge for the Right to Housing in the form of the Declaration “Cities for Adequate Housing”. This global call to action builds on the #MakeTheShift campaign, launched by the UN Rapporteur on Adequate Housing.  (+)
Cities as academic laboratories: UCLG and 15 universities conclude the 1st CityLab Project
- 28/09/2018
The final Conference of the CityLab project took place from 18 to 20 September in the city of Bogotá.  The Project was coordinated by the University of Antwerp, together with the COLUMBUS network of Universities and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). 15 Latin American universities, 4 European universities and UCLG’s Urban Strategic Planning Committee also took part in the event. (+)
It Takes Two to Tango: Modalities and benefits of the collaboration between universities and local governments
By Kelly Henao – Columbus Association,  Daniel Samoilovich – Columbus Association, Sara Hoeflich - United Cities and Local Governments. This article stresses the main results of a study on the modalities and benefits of collaboration between universities and local governments. It... (+)
UCLG Regional Sections and the Global Covenant of Mayors discuss first common steps to localize climate action
Climate change - 28/09/2018
On 25 and 26 September 2018, UCLG World Secretariat, together with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), hold a two-days training workshop, convening all UCLG Regional Sections to explore concrete ways to identify how the new climate reporting tools developed by GCoM could actually be implemented in the different world regions. (+)
The municipalist world laments the death of its colleague and friend, Néstor Vega
- 15/10/2018
We have just received the sad news of the unexpected death of our dear colleague and friend, Néstor Vega, an indispensable companion of our shared passion: municipalism. Today, we all feel that from now on we will be missing an essential piece of our great family. The entire team of the World Secretariat would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones, to whom, from Barcelona, we send a heartfelt hug. (+)
Welcoming Bologna : un parcours de deux ans pour renforcer l’inclusion des migrants dans la ville métropolitaine de Bologne
Migration - 28/09/2018
By Flore Thoreau La Salle, Project Manaher of Welcoming Bologna for Africa e Mediterraneo Une rencontre dans une paroisse dans un quartier du centre-ville, une projection de courtmétrages suivie d’un débat dans une association qui défend les droits des personnes LGBTQI, un reading théâtral sur l’histoire du peuple Sinti et les persécutions subies ou encore une école de légalité pour demandeurs d’asile tenue par l’unité locale de la gendarmerie : ce sont quelques exemples des 18 initiatives réalisées sur le territoire métropolitain de Bologne, en Italie, dans le cadre du projet « Welcoming Bologna – une expérience pilote de villes Européennes accueillantes ». (+)