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Now available on-line: The International Municipal Movement Centenary publication
The timeline exhibition celebrating the centenary of the international municipal movement is now available on-line for consultation and printing. In 1913 in the Dutch town of Ghent, a group of Mayors and city administrators took the groundbreaking decision to continue their collaboration in a more permanent and structured manner and so was born...
New UCLG Presidency elected in Rabat
Attended by almost 3500 participants from 130 countries, the UCLG World Congress entitled “Imagine society, Build democracy” culminated on 4th October with the announcement of a new Presidency for the 2013-2016 mandate for UCLG , the world’s largest organisation of Mayors and local and regional government organisations. Kadir Topbas, Mayor of...
Bogota will host the UCLG’S World Summit of Local and Regional Governments in 2016
The City of Bogota was chosen during the UCLG World Council meeting in Rabat as the host of the next UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in 2016. After, Paris (2004), Jeju (2007) and Mexico (2010), and Rabat (2013), Bogota was chosen to host the forthcoming Congress of UCLG, celebrated once every three years. This selection was made in...
The Pan-African Council of Local Governments
The Pan-African Council of Local Governments held its annual meeting in the afternoon of 01 October 2013 at Sofitel Hotel (Chapiteau ) in Rabat, Morocco, under the chairmanship of Mr. Khalifa Sall , President of UCLG Africa. This meeting was attended by delegates representing members of National Associations of Local Governments, African cities...
Mayors support the need for a strategy on walking as a means of sustainable transport
The first Walking Audit in Africa took place on the past 1st of October as one of the side events of the UCLG World Congress in Rabat. Morocco is a country with a strong walking tradition as a way to move in the traditional “medinas”. For instance, the medina in Fes is considered by many as the largest pedestrian “labyrinth” in the world. In the...
Le pouvoir local et le nouvel ordre politique mondial
Source: lematin.ma Le quatrième Congrès de l'organisation des Cités et gouvernements locaux unis (CGLU) qui s’est tenu à Rabat du 1er au 4 octobre sous le thème «Imaginer la société, construire la démocratie», et qui a coïncidé avec la célébration du centenaire du mouvement municipal international, a été un succès. Comme le soulignent les...
Local and Regional Leaders close the World Summit with the Rabat Declaration
The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders of UCLG culminated today in Rabat with the announcement of the new Presidency of UCLG – the largest organization of Mayors and local and regional governments in the world. Over these three days, over 3,000 participants from 125 countries came together under the theme, “Imagine Society, Build Democracy...
Official launch of the GOLD III report on access to basic services and world urbanization
Rabat, 3 October 2013:The third report of the Global Observatory of Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) was warmly received by participants on the occasion of its launch at the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Rabat. This report details the provision of public local services and is in-line with the UCLG objective to...
Opening of the 4th Congress of United Cities and Local Governments
The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, 4th UCLG Congress opened on Tuesday as work began on the theme: “Imagine Society, Build Democracy” at the invitation of the Mayor of Rabat, and under the high patronage of His Highness King Mohammed VI. During the opening Summit, the Mayor of Rabat, Fathallah Oualalou read a message from his Majesty...
King Addresses UCLG World Congress in Rabat, embraces “decentralization, local democracy”
Source: Morocco on the move * “We have set out to introduce far-reaching reforms in Morocco and have, in particular, enshrined advanced regionalization in the Constitution… Morocco has also put forth a bold initiative to grant autonomous rule to the country’s southern provinces, and thus enable the region’s inhabitants to manage their local...
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