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Recruitment - 13.05.2015UCLG Africa) wants to strengthen its team by hiring several profiles: infographist, journalist and media specialist, programme officer, among other positions.
The deadline for application is Monday 25 May at 17h.
Recruitment - 07.05.2015webmaster will be the responsible for maintaining the organisation’s websites, by ensuring their proper functioning and creating new content for the website and blogs. She/he will also work on marketing promotions and social media.
Risk reduction - 20.03.2015Sendai declaration was adopted in the frame of the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai (Japan), from 13 to 18 March. European municipalities and regions were represented by the Mayor of Soest (The Netherlands) and member of our Dutch association (VNG).
UCLG Africa - 12.03.2015UCLG Africa), is calling on experts in various disciplines to register in order to fulfil the following purposes:
- to create a reference database of African experts in the field of local governance for the UCLG Africa;
- to enable the UCLG Africa, when necessary and appropriate, to make direct Calls to Tender for certain works to relevant experts;
- to enable the UCLG Africa, when requested by local governments, their national associations; and development partners to provide information on available experts to support their initiatives / projects as they may demand.
Urban innovation - 29.10.2014Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation aims to motivate cities and local authorities to further promote innovation and to improve city governance. The list of European cities shortlisted includes Bristol (United Kingdom), Hamburg (Germany), Linköping (Sweden) and Eskisehir (Turkey).
The awards ceremony will take place on 28 November in Guangzhou (China).
Habitat III - 19.09.2014Habitat III) to take place in 2016. The conference aims to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanisation, with a special focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda” at the international level.
This document was presented in New York last 17 September, by local and regional government organisations worldwide (including our global organisation UCLG and its regional sections) gathered in the Global taskforce.
Get to know more about the meeting with the United Nations you can have a look at UCLG website.
Local finances - 08.09.2014
Find out innovative finance resources with the new publication of the Global Fund for cities development“Local innovations to finance cities and regions” compiles 9 case studies with strategies and financial instruments available for local and regional governments to foster their territories’ autonomy and resilience.
This publication was launched during the conference on “New funding models for local governments: how to effectively mobilise resources?”, co-organised by CEMR and several partners such as the Global fund for cities development (FMDV).
Regional Government Summit - 13.08.2014VI World Regional Governments Summit will be held from 1 to 3 September in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). It will gather members from local government worldwide to discuss regions’ role within the Post-2015 development agenda, challenges in decentralisation and integral regional development.
Registrations to the summit are now open.
UCLG executive bureau - 26.06.2014
In addition to statutory affairs meetings, European local and regional representatives participated in the BT Global City Leaders Summit, where CEMR Co-President and Mayor of Santander, Iñigo de la Serna, shared good practices in making cities engines of growth and equality.
Get further information on the discussions and participants in UCLG website.
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