On 17 June, as part of the meeting of the Executive Bureau of United Cities and Local Governments, the UCLG's Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government, chaired by Barcelona Provincial Council, organised a special joint session with UN-Habitat and LSECities, a programme of the London School of Economics, on Urban Governance and its impact on the Global Agenda.
A study on urban governance prepared by LSE Cities in partnership with the Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government was presented at the session, which was moderated by Carles Rossinyol, Barcelona Provincial Council's Councillor for Finance and New Technologies. The members of the UCLG and local government representatives also took part in a lively debate on the importance of local governments and the Global Agenda, with many of them expressing an interest in participating in the initiative. The results of this study will be used in the preparation of the 4th Global Report on Decentralisation and Local Democracy, to be published in 2016.
Barcelona Provincial Council was also invited to take part in the meeting on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy, making clear its support for fostering peace.