The UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting, which was previously announced to be held in Amman, capital of Jordan on 22-23 October 2014, has been postponed to a future date, due to some unforeseen developments that occurred within the hosting municipality. New date and venue of the meeting will be communicated subsequently.   UCLG-MEWA Secretariat General  

  • Vacancy Notice

    UCLG-MEWA is looking for a translator/project officer for its headquarters in Istanbul ABOUT UCLG-MEWA UCLG-MEWA (United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section) is one of the nine sections of UCLG World Organization, the worldwide association of local and regional authorities. UCLG-MEWA, which operates in Istanbul, advocates and promotes the principles of democracy, human rights, local self-governmen...


    We, as United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), are aiming at bringing local authorities actors and academicians together, through the “Local Government Talks” that we organize. Our 6th Talk, in which Prof. Dr. Rafet BOZDOĞAN, Head of Department of Transportation Engineering and Dean of Faculty of Engineering at Yalova University will participate as the spea...

  • Vacancy for the position of Project Officer

    As one of the nine regional sections of UCLG World Organization, United Cities and Local Governments, Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) continues its activities from its headquarters in Istanbul. Since its establishment, UCLG-MEWA continues its activities for cities and local governments in the region, from its headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, serving the main principles of democracy, human rights, local self...

  • Call for Candidatures Co-Presidency of UCLG

    Dear Members, Due to the local elections that took place in Ecuador, there is a vacancy in the UCLG Presidency. The Executive Bureau in Liverpool agreed to open a call encouraging candidatures from the Latin American region.   Launched in 2004, United Cities and Local Governments is the global advocate and representative of democratic local government. It has members in over 140 countries across the world, bringing toge...

  • World Bank Institute offers Free Trainings

    The World Bank Institute Urban Practice currently offers eight e-learning courses around three main themes: i) planning, finance and governance; ii) efficient and inclusive service delivery; and iii) public safety and resiliency. You can find out more about these courses here: ·         Gender Equality and Development – Women&rsqu...

  • Interactive Meeting with Civil Society in Advance of the High-level Stock-taking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Dear UCLG-MEWA Member,  The "Interactive Meeting with Civil Society in Advance of the High-level Stock-taking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda" will take place on 10 September from 1:15-2:30 pm at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting will include an introduction to the PGA's 11-12 September High-level Stocktaking Event (see concept note 

  • Eid El-Fitr Celebration

        I celebrate the holy Eid al-Fitr of the Muslim world; and wish good health and happiness.

  • Call for Peace

    As United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA), we are deeply saddened by the ongoing wars and armed conflicts in our region. Killing and injuring innocent civilians, including children, in the conflicts hurt our hearts and it results in indefinable pains throughout the Middle East region. That such a painful picture prevails even during Ramadan, the holy month for the Muslims, height...


    Barcelona, 25 June 2014 Dear members, We are pleased to send the draft agenda of the meeting we will organize in Buenos Aires (Argentina), which will take place from 29 September to 2 October 2014. It is a very important meeting due to the topics we will address. We hope to see a broad participation from all our members and partners. The main themes of this meeting will be: Discussion on the content of the new Agenda 21 for cult...

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