Decentralisation Newsletter nº 49

News
LSECities
16/07/2014
Under the coordination of LSE Cities, and with the collaboration of UN Habitat, the UCLG Decentralisation and Local Governance Committee is launching a survey on Urban Governance. Initial results of this survey will inform the 2014 Urban Age Conference in Delhi, India which will bring together a wide range of policy makers, academics and city experts to...
20anys CdR
15/07/2014
 The Committee of the Regions (CoR) celebrated its 20th anniversary on 26 June with a review of its challenges and successes since 1994. The members of the CoR debated a resolution on setting a route map for the CoR intended to strengthen its political and institutional role for the new European Union legislative mandate (there will be a new European...
Copresidencia CGLU
15/07/2014
Following local elections in Ecuador, there is a vacancy in the Presidency of the UCLG. The Executive Bureau met in Liverpool and agreed to issue a call for candidacies for the Latin American region.The Presidency, comprising the president and up to 5 co-presidents, is elected by the World Council from among UCLG members for a three-year renewable term during...
ONU HABITAT
15/07/2014
A Global Expert Group Meeting of the UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme was held in Barcelona on 25 and 26 June. Renowned international experts in the field took part in the sessions, entitled ‘Urban Development Financing: the Challenges of Local Governments in Developing Countries’. The themes discussed included: 1) Local financing...
e-debats
15/07/2014
The Worl We Want is the slogan of an open dialogue organised by the United Nations, inviting the public and institutions to take part in discussions that will help define its agenda for building a better world.The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Agenda towards Habitat III, bringing together a number of international...
ORU FOGAR
15/07/2014
The Regions United Association (ORU-FOGAR) held a seminar on 26 June in advance of the Sixth World Regional Governments Summit which will take place in September in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. At the conference, entitled ‘Decentralisation accelerates development’, a range of experts and regional representatives reviewed the history of regionalism...
Web_DAL
15/07/2014
The UCLG Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government has launched its new website; www.uclg-decentralisation.org. With a more interactive and dynamic interface, the website is designed to enable local authorities and the public learn about the processes of decentralisation and local self-government.Some of the sections which featured...
Activities of the Committee
Buró
15/07/2014
The UCLG Executive Bureau 2014 took place from 17 to 19 June in Liverpool on the occasion of the International Festival of Business.The sessions, held in Liverpool's Town Hall, began on 17 June of with a series of political debates organised by the Committee on Decentralisation and Local Self-Government on subjects including: the UCLG's Global Agenda; planning...
Reunió Comissió
15/07/2014
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...
Agenda
October 06, 2014
The Metropolis World Congress will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 6 to 10 October, with the central theme of ‘Cities for All’. Preparations began last September with a visit by the Metropolis delegation to Hyderabad to meet with key representatives of the city and of the state of Andhra Pradesh, with further meetings taking place throughout 2014....