New Urban Agenda

World Urban Forum: Here’s where Europe’s local and regional governments will play an active role

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this proportion is expected to incr...
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Council calls for cities to be better taken into account as part of development programmes

Member States encourage the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS)  ...
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World Urban Forum – assessing progress in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda

The city of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) hosted the ninth edition of the World Urban Forum (WUF9). One an...
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World Urban Forum: which role for intermediary cities in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) to take place in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) is the fi...
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Local and regional governments celebrate the one-year anniversary of the New Urban Agenda

16 October 2017 marks the first anniversary of the Second Assembly of Local and Regional Governments...
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Local and regional leaders met UN Secretary General

"Expectations are high on the objectives set by the UN towards local and regional governments; it is...
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How can African cities mitigate climate impact? The answer in Nairobi

Africa is expected to be one of the continents hardest hit by climate change. With this in mind, it ...
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5 questions on the New Urban Agenda: Citiscope interviews PLATFORMA

Citiscope, a leading media on local issues, interviewed PLATFORMA Policy adviser Wouter Boesman on t...
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At Habitat III, the EU commits to increase support to city-to-city cooperation

The EU Commissioner announced that the EU would “boost cooperation between cities around the world...
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Our shortlisted events for Habitat III

Habitat III is the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Twe...
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Mpho Parks Tau elected President of our partner UCLG

Mpho Parks Tau was elected President of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the world’s la...
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UCLG Congress starts today: our 7 shortlisted events

The 2016 edition of UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders starts today in Bogotá, capita...
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Habitat III opens the door to towns and regions!

The final draft of the new Urban Agenda finally opens the door to local and regional governments. Th...
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Urban Agenda: Countdown to listen to cities at Habitat III

The informal negotiations in New York from 7-9 September mark the beginning of the countdown to the ...
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Final lap to Quito – PLATFORMA speaks up for local and regional governments’ role in the new Urban Agenda!

Betty De Wachter from the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) spoke on behalf of...
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Local governments acknowledged as distinct group ahead of Quito conference

CEMR secretary general, Frédéric Vallier, was representing European towns and regions at the PrepC...
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Have UN Member States listened to cities in the latest draft of the New Urban Agenda for Habitat III?

The latest draft of the New Urban Agenda reveals that the voices of cities and territories are havin...
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Global Urban Agenda: European institutions announce their full support to local governments

Each national delegation has to include a local or regional government representative during Habitat...
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Habitat III should bolster city-to-city cooperation and learning

The New Urban Agenda is an opportunity to recognize and strengthen one of our most efficient and eff...
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Which role for local and regional governments in Habitat III process?

The role of towns and regions in the consultation process of Habitat III should be strengthened, wil...
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