The first meeting of the UCLG Presidency 2010-2013 took place on 25th January in Barcelona, the seat of the World Organization. President Topbas opened the session stressing the importance of "working together and building on the diverse membership and leadership to drive UCLG into a new phase".... (+)
During the year 2010, UCLG created a Fund for Local Cultural Governance. Promoted by the Committee on Culture, the World Secretariat of UCLG and the City of Barcelona and with the support of the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency (AECID), a call for proposals was set at 675 000 euro and... (+)
Present during the two weeks of UN Climate negotiations in the framework of the COP 16, local governments welcome the path and the commitment taken by the Parties. For the first time ever in UN climate documents, local governments are officially recognised as ’governmental stakeholders", which... (+)
The Mayor of Stuttgart, Wolfgang Schuster, has been elected President of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) at the occasion of the CEMR Policy Committee held on 6 December 2010 in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxemburg. Schuster, who is also Vice-President of UCLG and President... (+)
The opening and closing ceremonies, and the full plenary and parallel sessions are now available.
The Executive Bureau held in Mexico saw the adoption of the three policy papers on three different policy areas: culture, strategic planning and human rights in the city. First of the three documents, the Policy Statement on Culture establishes culture as the "fourth pillar of sustainable development".... (+)