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Urban 20 met in Tokyo for Mayors to bring cities’ views to the G20
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Urban 20 - 29/05/2019
35 Mayors and representatives of G20 cities gathered in Tokyo for the second Urban 20 Summit at the kind invitation of the city Governor, Yuriko Koike. Building on the legacy of the first Urban 20 Summit in Buenos Aires, cities called on G20 leaders to work together for climate action, social inclusion and sustainable economic growth to achieve the Global Goals. (+)
Universal and equal access to the digital world fosters inclusion and innovation in cities
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Digital Cities - 28/05/2019
The world is constantly involved in large-scale technological changes and in many cities internet is part of people's daily lives. However, every day there are new cases of misinformation, the sale of personal data or other misuses such as social networks as tools of harassment. (+)
International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment
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Finance, SDG8, SDG11 - 29/05/2019
The OECD and UCLG will co-host the First International Conference of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment, on 17 June 2019 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris. (+)
The learning team of UCLG and UCLG Africa are engaging African drivers in the SDG “Train”
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The collaboration between UCLG and UCLG Africa for the learning activities is continuing to build network and knowledge. This month, the learning team of UCLG fulfilled its commitment in supporting the African Local Governments Academy, with training of trainers around the Sustainable Development Goals localization in Accra and Ouagadougou. (+)
UCLG at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 in Geneva
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Climate, SDG13 - 29/05/2019
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2019 was hosted by Switzerland and took place from the 13th to the 17th of May in Geneva. UCLG played a strong role in this important gathering that reunites every two years the main stakeholders in DRR. More concrete, UCLG and its partners facilitated a full day consultation meeting of local and regional governments and an official session of the Global Platform on “Cities face Crises”. (+)
High participation of local governments during the 3rd Regional Forum for Local Economic Development for Latin America in Barranquilla
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Between the 7th and 9th of May, 2019 the city of Barranquilla (Columbia) hosted the Third Regional Forum for Local Economic Development for Latin America. This edition was specially focused on vulnerable and conflict-affected territories. More than 650 participants from 20 countries, especially Latin-American ones attended the event. (+)

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