UCLG-MEWA Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy

In a global world where competition between territories is increasing Local Governments are to play a greater role than ever. With growing competencies in the fields of Economic Development, Culture Management and Research and Development, Local Governments have become key actors to strengthen the attractively of their city. UCLG-MEWA Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy provide UCLG-MEWA members a platform to share their experience in these fields. 

Being the closest level of governance to citizens, Local Governments are well positioned to adopt the most adapted policies to their needs and therefore increase Democracy within International Relations. UCLG-MEWA Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy promote Local Democracy as a rampart against violence and tool for development.

Following its role to be the united voice of Local Governments in the international arena UCLG-MEWA made its main mission to localize the New Development Agenda adopted by the United Nations in 2016. In this regard the Committee on Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy is particularly interested in the localization of the Sustainable Developments Goals 11, 16 and 17, respectively related to Sustainable Cities, Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions, and Partnerships.

The Committee is also in charge of supporting UCLG-MEWA reflection on the importance of Local Governments in international debates on development such as the Policy Forum on Development, and the Civil Society Forum of Neighbourhood South, respectively related to DG DECVO and DG NEAR of the European Commission.

UCLG-MEWA Cooperation Development and City Diplomacy:

President: Association of Palestinian Local Authorities- Palestine

Co-Presidents:

  1. Ankara Metropolitan Municipality - Türkiye
  2. Asian Mayors Forum -Iran
  3. Union of Municipalities of Cyprus -TRNC
  4. Mersin Metropolitan Municipality - Türkiye
  5. Union of City Councils of Turkey - Türkiye
Committee Documents
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 MONITORING EQUALITY IN MUNICIPALITIES PROJECT FINAL REPORT

The final report of the "Monitoring Equality in Municipalities" Project carried out in cooperation between UCLG-MEWA and KA.DER has been published.

 SUMMER SCHOOL ON URBAN MANAGEMENT IN IRAN

Tehran Municipality’s initiative Asian Mayors Forum, cooperating with Allameh Tabataba’i University from Iran, will be organizing its first international Summer School on Urban Management.

 UCLG-MEWA WILL BE IN GIRNE WITH GENDER EQUALITY AGENDA

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Gender Equality will organize its first program with the new committee presidency after UCLG-MEWA Congress’22. The program will be held on 5 August 2022, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) under the auspices of the Municipality of Girne

 CALL FOR ACTION: EARTHQUAKE IN AFGHANISTAN

UCLG-MEWA expresses grave concern and sympathies towards the families of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan that hit the country's Paktika Province on June 21 and resulted in more than a thousand deaths and many more injuries.

 Iran Smart City Expo 2022

You are all invited to the 3rd Iran Smart City Expo & Conference, which will take place between July 3-5, 2022. The program, hosted by the help of the Ministry of Interior of Iran, aims to develop participants’ networks and provides capacity building opportunities on “Smart City Policies/Practices”.

 Tehran Twin Cities Festival

Tehran Municipality invites its Twin Cities to participate in the 1st Festival and Exhibition of Sister and Twin Cities of Tehran between 5-9 July 2022, to share experiences and display their capabilities and opportunities for joint projects and bilateral or multilateral cooperation.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

The UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, under the auspices of the Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, the Governing Bodies and the Presidency will be updated, and Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG-MEWA WILL ATTEND THE EKO-IKLIM SUMMIT

The EKO-IKLIM (Economy and Climate Change) Summit, which will host the world’s first economy and climate change fair, will be held at the ATO Congressium, Ankara on March 30-31 under the leadership of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce. Within the scope of the summit, Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, will moderate the session titled “Green Transformation”.

 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN KONYA ON MAY 25-27

UCLG-MEWA Congress, which takes place every three years, will be organized on May 25-27, 2022, hosted by Konya Metropolitan Municipality. After the first day, in which the Governing Bodies, the Constitution and the Presidency will be updated, the Congress will continue with thematic sessions.

 UCLG AWARDS '22: CALL FOR APPLICATION

The call for applications for the 5th edition of the International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21 and UCLG Peace Prize 2022 are open! Deadlines: 22 April and 31 March 2022

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