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  • World Mayor 2016 - 17.08.2016

    Nominate your candidate for the World Mayor Prize
    Nominate the mayor of your choice for the 2016 World Mayor Prize.

    This year, the theme for the World Mayor Prize is migrants and refugees. The winner will be a mayor “whose city has done the most to welcome immigrants and has used their skills to enrich and diversify society culturally, economically and socially.”

    Everyone is free to nominate a mayor, whether they are from a big city or a small town, as long as they can explain why they deserve the World Mayor Prize.

    If you would like to nominate a mayor for this prize, please fill in the following form.
  • C40 - 09.08.2016

    ​Anne Hidalgo elected as new President of the largest network of the world’s megacities
    The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, was elected new president of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Groupon on Monday 8 August. The C40 gathers 83 of the world’s biggest cities committed to addressing climate change. She will hold this position for three years.  

    Anne Hidalgo, who is also president of UCLG Standing committee on gender equality, will be the first woman chair of this organisation.  
  • CGLU Afrique - 04.08.2016

    Offre d’emploi : Project Officer : Convention des maires pour l’Afrique Sub-saharienne
    Cités et Gouvernements Locaux Unis d’Afrique (CGLU Afrique) cherche un Project Officer pour la Convention des maires pour l’Afrique Sub-saharienne. Le poste sera basé à Accra, au Ghana.

    Veuillez cliquer ici pour plus de détails.

    Date limite de candidature : vendredi 12 août 2016
  • COP22 - 03.08.2016

    Ambitious targets, local solutions - CEMR responds to Global Climate Action Agenda consultation
    We want concrete and ambitious targets to fight climate change and protect the environment. The best way to do so is by listening and giving flexibility to towns and regions.

    That’s the essence of the response CEMR and PLATFORMA have sent to the consultation led by UNFCCC on the global roadmap for the Global Climate Action Agenda, ahead of COP22 in Marrakesh.

    COP21 was a success for towns, regions and the climate – we want COP22 to follow the same path.

    You can find the full response here.
  • Brexit - 02.08.2016

    LGA launches Brexit news bulletin
    Our English association, LGA, has just launched a Brexit bulletin.

    The bulletin updates on the role councils are playing in negotiating Britain's exit from the EU.

    You can sign up to the bulletin via this link.
  • Urban Agenda for the EU - 01.08.2016

    CEMR’s voice on Urban Agenda gets heard in Germany
    CEMR’s Executive Director of European Affairs, Angelika Poth-Mögele, wrote an article on how CEMR supports partnerships for the Urban Agenda for the EU in the latest issue of Europa kommunal, CEMR’s German association’s (RGRE) magazine.

    CEMR has been playing a key role in the development of the Urban Agenda for the EU since the beginning; and will continue to make sure there will be greater coherence in EU policies that affect urban areas, namely, by ensuring there is an urban dimension in EU policies and by involving them when shaping EU legislation.
  • Habitat III - 29.07.2016

    Local governments acknowledged as distinct group ahead of Quito conference
    CEMR secretary general, Frédéric Vallier, was representing European towns and regions at the PrepCom3 conference in Surabaya, Indonesia from 25 to 27 July. This meeting confirmed that local governments will be visible and recognised in the latest draft of the New Global Urban Agenda in Quito.

    The president of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and mayor of Utrecht, Jan van Zanen, was also in Surabaya, representing VNG, CEMR and PLATFORMA.

    Prepcom3 is the third and last preparatory meeting before the Habitat III Conference (the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), which will take place in Quito, Ecuador, during the week of 17 October 2016.

  • Solidarity with Turkey - 20.07.2016

    CEMR expresses its condolences to Turkish citizens
    CEMR Secretary General, Frédéric Vallier, and CEMR President and mayor of Santander (Spain), Iñigo de la Serna, sent a letter to the President of our Turkish association, Union of Municipalities of Turkey, and Mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbaş, to express their deepest condolences to the families of the victims that died in the recent events in Turkey.

    CEMR supports democratically elected governments and as such strongly condemns the attempted coup. The Turkish government should use this moment to stress the importance of democracy and the rule of law.
  • UNESCO Learning City Award - 20.07.2016

    Apply now for the 2017 UNESCO Learning City Award!
    The UNESCO Learning City Award is given to cities that have achieved outstanding progress in building learning cities. For instance, this means revitalising learning in families and communities, or fostering a culture of learning throughout life.

    Is your city committed to helping all its citizens learn new skills and competencies throughout life? To apply, send the Award Application Form before 31 August 2016.



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