UCLG World Congress and World Council

The 2019 Congress will provide the opportunity to present progress in the implementation of the SDGs and their impacts at local level. It should also be the occasion to show the evolution of our World Organization within the framework of its 15th anniversary.

5th World Forum on Local Economic Development

The 5th World Forum on Local Economic Development will take place on 17-20 September in Cordoba, Argentina.

UCLG Executive Bureau

The UCLG Executive Bureau will take place in Montevideo on 5-6 April 2019.

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MC2CM - Peer to Peer learning: How to build knowledge on urban migration: innovative tools and practices to face data challenges

The MC2CM peer to peer learning event on "How to build knowledge on urban migration: innovative tools and practices to face data challenges" will take place in Amman, Jordan on 19-20 March. This first regional peer to peer focuses on the theme of data, aiming to enhance capacity of cities through exchange and sharing of knowledge, expertise and know-how in the field.

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals : Accelerating and supporting the implementation of the SDGs at the local level

This high-level event on localizing the Sustainable Development Goals will be co-organized with Local2030. UNDP will also be closely involved and UCLG has been invited to be involved in the Steering Committee in representation of the constituency.

The Steering Committee, facilitated by Local2030, represented by the Executive Office of the Secretary General (EOSG), is composed of: UNDP, UN‑Habitat, UNDESA, the UN Global Compact, ECLAC, the UN Foundation, UNCDF, UN Environment, UCLG, and the National Government of Spain.

UCLG has invited the Spanish Government to attend the GTF’s annual meeting and provide a first-hand briefing to all members. This event is important to ensure links with our LRG Forum at the HLPF in September, envisaged for the 24th

+ info: https://www.uclg.org/es/node/29638 

Barcelona 2019 - Retiro de CGLU

Du 11 au 15 février 2019, CGLU  accueillera pour la cinquième édition consécutive, la prochaine édition de son séminaire annuel à Barcelone, lieu où se trouve le Secrétariat Mondial de l'organisation.

Ce Séminaire 2019 permettra de mettre à profit la force de notre réseau et de poursuivre un travail collaboratif qui s’appuie sur les résultats obtenus ces dernières années, tout en augmentant la visibilité et l'impact de notre travail à tous les niveaux.

Qu'est-ce que le Séminaire de CGLU ?

Le Séminaire annuel de CGLU est un rassemblement d’une semaine, qui fournit l’opportunité aux acteurs clés de l’organisation et à ses partenaires de définir des synergies et développer des actions, en ligne avec les plans de travail établis par les instances statutaires.

Le Séminaire annuel offre en outre aux participants l’occasion de renforcer les liens entre les différentes parties prenantes de l’écosystème de CGLU, en impliquant notamment les représentants politiques et techniques, et de se réunir en tant que réseau pour réfléchir à nos priorités de l’année à venir.

Depuis sa création il y a cinq ans, le Séminaire annuel de CGLU est devenu un rassemblement mondial, que les participants ont eux-mêmes défini comme « le DAVOS de l’action locale », faisant montre de la bonne santé du Séminaire, de la volonté des participants de s’y impliquer, et de son utilité pour le réseau élargi de CGLU.

+ info: https://www.uclg.org/es/node/29554 

Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress - SUM Bilbao19

SUM Bilbao 19 is the first edition of an international event which aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.

More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes: public policies, technology and innovation, and opportunities for development.

SUM Bilbao 2019 is jointly organized by the City Council of Bilbao, an international benchmark in urban transformation processes, and Petronor, a local energy company committed to the economic and social development of Basque Country. Both stakeholders are aware of the need for addressing the most urgent and concerning global issues about mobility, as well as its opportunities.

The event will bring together leading international experts from different sectors related to cities and urban mobility: local governments, international organizations, private companies, start-ups, technological centres and universities.

In addition to the exchange of knowledge and experiences, the main outcome of this meeting will be the signing of the “Bilbao Declaration”, an agreement that builds bridges between current mobility policies and practices and sets out the path towards models aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.

It will take place at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in the city of Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain on 20 and 21 February 2019.

+ info: www.sumbilbao19.com