Metropolis: Megacities - more vulnerable, but crucial to providing solutions in times of crisis

July 06, 2020     cib    

UN Women: recommendations on how to reduce gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 12, 2020     cib    

UN Women published an interesting brief which highlights emerging evidence of the impact of the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls. It provides recommendations to be considered by all sectors of society, including cities and local governments, in order to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The document showcases astonishing figures on the increase of domestic violence, the increase of calls to helplines and demands for emergency shelters.

Recommendations include:

CIB exchange on COVID-19 measures and approaches: from Google Drive to country coordination calls

May 12, 2020     cib    

The global COVID-19 outbreak requires us to rethink our (inter)national programmes and activities, in order to adequately tackle the current crisis and its aftermath. To be able to enhance information exchange on COVID-19 measures and approaches, the CIB secretariat now uses the following tools:

Save the date: virtual CIB annual meeting - 17 June 2020

May 12, 2020     cib    

As communicated last week, the CIB chairs and secretariat have decided to transform the scheduled CIB annual meeting 2020 into a virtual (shortened) annual meeting. After consultation with members last week, we can now announce that the online meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 June, between 14:00 and 17:00 CEST.

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