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Working group on decentralisation and local governance holds annual meeting  
New York, 25 Jul 13
The Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation & Local Governance (DeLoG) held its 8th Annual Meeting in New York last month, hosted by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).
European Union reaffirms its recognition of local authorities  
Brussels, 25 Jul 13
A joint communication for the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions was issued last week.
Local and regional governments re-affirm stand on poverty  
New York, 28 May 13
Local and Regional organizations, in their capacity as governmental stakeholders and gathered in a Global Taskforce for Post 2015 Development Agenda and Towards Habitat III, on Tuesday emphasized their commitment to end extreme poverty in all its forms, to reduce inequalities, in the context of sustainable development, and to contribute to put in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all.
Uganda hosts Commonwealth local authorities meeting  
Kampala, 17 May 13
The Commonwealth Local Government Conference was held this week in Kampala with thr thrust of addressing local authorities’ focused development.
Seven issues, seven experts – Dr. Clos on cities  
Rio de Janeiro, 20 Jun 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos was selected as a leading United Nations expert to talk about cities as one of seven key topics under consideration at the global Rio +20 Sustainable Development Summit opening on Wednesday.
Driving the City Agenda in Rio  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is holding a series of events to drive home to drive home the all important urban aspect of sustainable development at a time more than half the global population lives in towns and cities.
Secretary-General to press urban agenda at Rio +20  
New York, 24 Apr 12
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday told a high-level delegation of mayors, local and regional authorities that he would ensure rapid urbanisation around the world takes high priority on the Rio +20 agenda because the battle for sustainability would be won or lost in cities.
Pushing for greener public transport and urban mobility  
Nairobi, 11 Apr 11
More than 50 representatives of local governments met in Nairobi on Sunday to discuss urban mobility and sustainable urban transport options
Clos supports a new vision for our urban future  
Nairobi, 19 Nov 10
Joan Clos, the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT this week was a key speaker at the opening of the Third Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in Mexico.
Experts review State of Asian Cities Report  
Chiang Mai, 3 Jun 09
Experts from four major international agencies met in Thailand on June 1-3 to review progress in the preparation of the first State of Asian Cities Report.
 
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