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 Local governments forge spaces for dialogue with national governments at the Global Forum on Migration and Development
Migration - 30/01/2020
In the framework of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (Quito, 20-24 January), the 6th Forum of Mayors and Mobility and Development brought together on January 22nd more than 80 local representatives from 56 cities. Through the Mayors Mechanism, for the first time local governments sat down at the table with national governments and international organizations to claim their central role in migration governance and to call for concrete steps towards the multilevel governance promoted by the Global Compact on Migration. (+)
UCLG stands in Solidarity during Coronavirus Outbreak
- 23/01/2020
The UCLG Presidency and members from all around the world stand in solidarity with the people of the city of Wuhan and its local government authorities who are showing extraordinary efforts to face the coronavirus outbreak. (+)
The President of UCLG, and Mayor of Al Hoceima, Mohamed Boudra, visited the United Nations for the first time as President of the World Organization, to talk with the head of the UN about the transformation needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how, in the implementation decade, the local and regional governments constituency is a key partner for this to happen. (+)
From 8 to 13 February 2020, the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will host the tenth edition of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) with  “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation” as its theme. UCLG is mobilizing a delegation of mayors and local elected officials, and is facilitating the presence of all the member networks of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments. (+)
Call for contributions to the V World Forum of Local Economic Development
DEL Forum Development - 24/01/2020
In order to consolidate the messages of our local and regional leaders on the theme of local economic and social development, the document "Key messages from local governments on local economic and social development" was presented in the UCLG World Summit in Durban, last November. (+)
Co-creating Resilient Cities and Territories in Central America and the Caribbean – Peer Learning on the localization of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in San Jose
Five Local Government Associations and several cities from Central America and the Caribbean, all highly exposed to climate change related risks, gathered from the 14th to 16th of January in San Jose de Costa Rica to exchange experiences and learn from each other about urban resilience and disaster risk reduction. The peer learning, organized by UCLG, FLACMA, CAMCAYCA, UN-Habitat, and UNDRR, and hosted by the Local Government Association of Costa Rica (UNGL), was another important step towards the localization of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. (+)