Join UCLG-CIB high-level dialogue on COVID-19 and development cooperation on December 8th!

December 04, 2020     cib    

The Capacity and Institution Building Working Group of United Cities and Local Governments has worked on a joint position on COVID-19 and (the continued need for) local government development cooperation (also available in

CIB highlights from the UCLG world council meetings

November 16, 2020     cib    

Last week (9-13 November), more than 300 representatives from local and regional governments gathered in the online UCLG World Council meeting. The digital meetings were hosted by the city of Guangzhou, which had planned to accommodate us all in their city originally. Please find some elements of the meetings with relevance for the CIB network below.

Interactive policy dialogues

CIB exchange on COVID-19 measures and approaches: from Google Drive to country coordination calls

May 12, 2020     cib    

The global COVID-19 outbreak requires us to rethink our (inter)national programmes and activities, in order to adequately tackle the current crisis and its aftermath. To be able to enhance information exchange on COVID-19 measures and approaches, the CIB secretariat now uses the following tools:

Active contribution of various CIB members to World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi

March 01, 2020     cib    

The tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10), convened by UN-Habitat, was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from the 8th to 13th of February 2020. It was the first time that an Arab country hosted the world’s foremost conference on cities and human settlements. It attracted over 13,000 attendees.

UCLG’s support Local Governments Associations to report on the localization of the SDGs in five different countries in 2020

December 19, 2019     cib    

In the past few years, UCLG submitted a report on the voice and actions of local and regional governments on SDGs and their implementation at the yearly High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.

Join peer review in Ecuador, after successful pilot in Benin (deadline: 24 January)

December 19, 2019     cib    

At the end of November, two CIB members joined the evaluation team of the Flemish Association of Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) to Benin, for a peer evaluation of their ongoing programme with the Beninese association of municipalities and a city-to-city link programme. The peer evaluators returned enthusiastically to their own association or municipality. After all, it was a great opportunity for the peer evaluators to learn from the way municipal international cooperation is organised by other actors.

Gender Equality, Women's and Girls’ Empowerment to meet SDG 5 and the African Vision on Women's Rights

December 18, 2019     cib    

In December, UCLG Africa, through its African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) and the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Communal Councils (AMPCC), through the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa in Morocco (REFELA-Morocco), organized an international training seminar on the theme: "Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls for the Implementation of SDG 5 and the African Vision on Women's Rights", in Rabat.

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