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As you might have seen already, the invitations are out for this years’ CIB annual meeting, which is hosted by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and will take place in the city of eThekwini. Preparations...

International agendas: implementation and reporting

On 11 July, Mayor of Utrecht and President of VNG, Jan van Zanen presented a report to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) entitled “National and sub-national governments on the way towards localization”. Analysis...
The success of the SDG agenda depends on local action. Mobilizing and training local officials to rally behind the SDGs is thus a perquisite of achieving this shared agenda. In line with this, FLACMA, UCLG, UNDP and the Association...
After launching a declaration of municipal engagement for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the awareness raising campaign of the Association of Flemish Municipalities (VVSG) in Belgium really kicked...

Member updates

Local councillors from across Pakistan came together for a first two-day workshop at the beginning of April. Top of the agenda was setting the priority activities for a new programme to support local councils associations...
Contributing to a green planet does not necessarily imply adding red numbers to the city budget. Throughout the world, cities increasingly realize how much there is to win from energy sustainability and efficiency. Polish...
From the 16th till the 18th of May, the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) of Brazil, together with the Latin American Federation for Cities (FLACMA) hosted its International Municipal Congress. 12 countries attended...
Cities and regions throughout the world are raising their stakes in humanitarian support, realising that foreign action is a responsibility of all levels of government. The City of Barcelona’s activities in Lebanon and...
On June 9, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, released Canada's first feminist international assistance policy.  The policy will be anchored in the...

Publications

UN Habitat: The State of Addis Ababa 2017: The Addis Ababa we want
UNDP: Municipalities and People on the Move
World Bank Group: Greening Africa's Cities
Cities of Utrecht and Stuttgart: Localising sustainable development goals by fostering international cooperation