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The United Nations General Assembly declared 9th December as International Anti-Corruption Day. The aim of this Day is to raise awareness on the negative effect of corruption and the vital need to fight and prevent it. (+)
Lancement de l’observatoire mondial des finances des collectivités territoriales un partenariat entre l’OCDE et CGLU
Finance - 21/11/2017
On 17 November 2017, UCLG co-chaired together with the OECD the first Steering Committee of the World Observatory on Subnational Government Finance and Investment. The purpose of the Observatory is to collect data and provide analyses on finance and the institutional setting of subnational governments in the different regions of the world, in order to better understand their contribution to sustainable development policies. (+)
Cities of the Future, where Local Authorities Lead on Migration
Migration - 20/11/2017
An OpEd by Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat; William Lacy Swing, Director General of the UN Migration Agency (IOM); and Emilia Saiz, Deputy Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG (+)
Climate - 20/11/2017
From 6 to 17 November, UN Member States gathered in Bonn to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement in terms of transparency, adaptation, emission reductions, finance, capacity-building and technology. (+)
Migration - 17/11/2017
The Global Conference on Cities and Migration is currently being held in Mechelen, Belgium (16-17 November). Hosted by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the City of Mechelen, the conference is co-organized by partners UN-Habitat; IOM, the UN Migration Agency; and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). (+)
A smart city starts with empowering networks
Smart Cities - 16/11/2017
On 14 and 15 November, in Barcelona, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) took part in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017. This event gathers together local leaders, businesses, public authorities, research centres and civil society to establish new agreements and find common solutions to achieve the Global Goals in cities. UCLG is also one of the institutions supporting this event, together with UN-Habitat, the European Commission and Barcelona Provincial Council, among others. (+)