Changing context calls for new types of local government associations

November 07, 2016     cib    

"Associations need to radically change if the context in which it operates is changing severely". This quote comes from Mrs. Jantine Kriens, the CEO of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), and was underlined by several other CEOs and Presidents during the two community fora for local government associations (LGAs), organized by the CIB Working Group during the UCLG world congress in October in Bogotá.   

UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize: finalists selected!

September 01, 2016     cib    

The high-level jury of the UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize has selected the five finalists for the prize. The Peace Prize is a triennial award for local governments that have implemented innovative initiatives in conflict prevention, conflict resolution or peace building, that have proven to have had a significant positive impact.

How to advance effective development : going local

June 24, 2016     cib    

"Local governments can be a very important catalyser to address the challenges that we have identified in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and other international agreements", said UCLG Deputy Secretary General Emilia Sáiz at a workshop of the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Barcelona.

UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize – Call for applicants!

April 29, 2016     cib    

The UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize is a prize for local governments that have implemented initiatives in conflict prevention, conflict resolution or peace building, that are proven to have had a significant impact. Applications are open and now is the time to reach out to your network to reach as many potential applicants as possible!

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Further recognition of the role of local governments in the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)

March 09, 2016     cib    

UCLG to host GPEDC workshop on 21-22 June

How do partners of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation concretely work to achieve better development results on the ground? UCLG is pleased to announce that it will host the Global Partnership Initiatives (GPI) acceleration workshop in Barcelona next June, to discuss among national states, civil society organisations, trade unions, parliamentarians, private sector and foundations which approaches and partnerships work best to achieve sustainable development.

Further recognition of the role of local governments in the Global Partnership on Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)

March 09, 2016     cib    

UCLG to host GPEDC workshop on 21-22 June

How do partners of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation concretely work to achieve better development results on the ground? UCLG is pleased to announce that it will host the Global Partnership Initiatives (GPI) acceleration workshop in Barcelona next June, to discuss among national states, civil society organisations, trade unions, parliamentarians, private sector and foundations which approaches and partnerships work best to achieve sustainable development.

Local and regional governments to play an important role in inclusive development cooperation

September 09, 2015     cib    

The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC)  Steering Committee met on 3 and 4 September in Mexico, hosted by the Mexican Minister of External Relations. UCLG Champion on Development Cooperation, Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener and Vice-Treasurer of UCLG, supported by the CIB Working Group Secretariat,  attended the meeting on behalf of the local and regional  constituency represented by UCLG WS and FOGAR in this forum.

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