UCLG Executive Bureau in Sevilla: Fostering Peace

The UCLG Executive Bureau was held on June 13-15 in Sevilla, Spain, under the theme "Local and Regional Governments Fostering Peace at the front line of Emergencies." The Executive Bureau discussed the work program until the UCLG Congress to be held in Daejeon in October, including the statutory issues related to the renewal of the governing bodies. The event also gave the participants the opportunity to attend the Mediterranean Forum on Urban Migration.


 Busworld Turkey 2022 was Held on May 26-28 in Istanbul

The ninth edition of the Busworld Turkey, the world's largest exhibition for bus vehicles, was held between 26-28 May in Istanbul. The theme of this year's gathering was ZERO Emission. The event brings the stakeholders working on transportation together to expand their knowledge of new technologies, trends, and policies. The exhibition also allows stakeholders to widen their networks by interacting with various corporates and industrialists and increase their capacities by attending the thematic presentations made by experts.


 MEWA Agora: A New Magazine for Cities

After reaching out to its members and stakeholders as a periodical 'Newsletter' since 2013, UCLG-MEWA will now be with you quarterly with renewed design, name and content – MEWA Agora.


 UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS: THE PERIOD 2022-2025 BEGINS

The seventh UCLG-MEWA Congress, which is held every three years, was held on May 25-27, hosted by the Konya Metropolitan Municipality. With the Congress, the Organization's Presidency, Governing Bodies, Committee Presidencies, Strategic Priorities, and Constitution were renewed. The Congress also hosted Decentralized Cooperation Training and two thematic panels on the environment and urban mobility.


 “MIGRATION AND DISPLACEMENT IN THE CONTEXTS OF CRISIS” PEER LEARNING PROGRAM

The peer learning program titled “Migration and Displacement in the Contexts of Crisis: What are Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) doing to save and protect lives?” was held online on April 11-13.


 THE TRAINING ON INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT HELD IN AMMAN

The Training on Integrated Water Resources Management, organized by UCLG-MEWA and hosted by Greater Amman Municipality, within the framework of the Global-Regional Coordination Project carried out by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), UCLG, and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), was held on March 30-31.


 EKO-IKLIM (ECO-CLIMATE) SUMMIT HELD ON MARCH 30-31

The ECO-CLIMATE Summit/Fair, which was organized under the leadership of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO), was held on March 30-31 at the ATO Congressium. At the summit, where stakeholders from the private and public sectors and local governments were present, the climate crisis and its effects on various sectors were discussed in various simultaneous sessions.


 GREEN REFUGEES TRAINING FOR CHILDREN HELD IN ISTANBUL

An interactive training workshop on climate awareness was held for Syrian Refugee children and Turkish children at a middle school in Istanbul.


 UCLG-MEWA ATTENDED THE ARAB FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Arab Forum on Sustainable Development (AFSD), organized by ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia), was held in Beirut on March 15-17.


 BÜYÜKÇEKMECE MUNICIPALITY’S “2050 VISION” WORKSHOPS TAKE PLACE

Environment and Migration Workshops organized by Büyükçekmece Municipality within the scope of “2050 Büyükçekmece Vision” were held on 18 March 2022.


 SUSTAINABLE CITIES SUMMIT ’22 CO-HOSTED BY ICLEI AND KADIKÖY MUNICIPALITY

International Sustainable Cities Summit, which was organized with the call of Şerdil Dara Odabaşı, Mayor of Kadıköy, Gino Van Begin, Secretary General of Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir, was held as a hybrid meeting at Kozyatağı Cultural Center on 18 March 2022.


  CONSUL GENERAL OF MONGOLIA IN ISTANBUL VISITED UCLG-MEWA

Khishigsuren Sharav, Consul General of Mongolia in Istanbul, Batbold Sundui, former Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs and ex-deputy of Mongolia and current President of Mongolian Association of Local Authorities, and Ganbayar G. Harnuud, Founder and Chairman of Mongolia-Turkey Business Council, visited UCLG-MEWA on March 22.


 PALESTINIAN MINISTER’S VISIT TO UCLG-MEWA

Majdi Al Saleh, Minister of Local Government of Palestine, paid a working visit to the UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat in Istanbul on 18 March 2022.


 SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION PLAN TRAINING TOOK PLACE ON FEBRUARY 16

The Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) training was held by UCLG-MEWA and EU4 Energy Transition on February 16 in Kocaeli, Türkiye.


 UCLG RETREAT ‘22 WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 21-25

The UCLG Retreat, which UCLG has held since 2017 with its governing bodies, sections and, relevant stakeholders, was held in Barcelona in a hybrid format between February 21-25, 2022.


 THE CLIMATE SHURA IN KONYA ON 21-25 FEBRUARY

The Local Administrations Commission of the Climate Shura that was held in Konya between February 21-25, 2022 by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change, was completed with the participation of the representatives from the ministry, local administrations, NGOs, universities, and UCLG-MEWA.


 AFTER THE UCLG-MEWA RETREAT ‘22

UCLG-MEWA Retreat was held in Kocaeli with the support of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality on 15-16, February 2022, with the motto of "Revitalizing the Regional Synergy".


 THE FATIH VLR ADVISORY BOARD HELD ITS FIRST MEETING

An Advisory Board Meeting on the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) to be prepared by Fatih Municipality was held on February 1, 2022 at the Fatih Municipality Library in Istanbul.


 VISIT TO EU4 ENERGY TRANSITION PROJECT OFFICE

Salim Korkmaz, General Coordinator of UCLG-MEWA, and Bükre Türksoy, Coordinator of Relations with International Organizations, visited the EU4 Energy Transition Project Office on 14th January 2022 and had a meeting with EU4 Energy Transition Covenant of Mayors in the Western Balkans and Turkey Project Leader Daiva Matonienė.


 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COMMISSION of CLIMATE SHURA (COUNCIL) GATHERED

Local Governments Commission of Climate Shura (Council), established by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change of Turkey, held three meetings in January. The first of the online meetings was held on January 7, the second on January 12, and the third on January 26, 2022.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 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

 THE SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF AMF AND EIGHTH EXECUTIVE BOARD ON 9-10 MARCH 2022

The 6th General Assembly of AMF and the 8th Executive Board will be held in hybrid format on 9 -10 March 2022 in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan.

 TURKISH-ENGLISH CULTURAL HERITAGE GLOSSARY

The Turkish-English Cultural Heritage Glossary was written by A. Ege Yildirim and B. Nilgun Oz with the intention of creating a comprehensive and practical guide in the field of cultural heritage in Turkey.

 VOLUNTARY LOCAL REVIEW OF KARATAY MUNICIPALITY

Karatay Municipality completed its Voluntary Local Review, following Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Sultanbeyli Municipality.

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