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17 October 2016 - Habitat III, International, Municipalism

5th UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders Congress

The United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) network is the largest and most important international network of its kind. Over 100 cities from 127 countries, we are part of this network which represents more than half of the world's population.

The last few days have seen Bogotá playing host to this organisation's fifth congress, which concluded with the election of a new president. While I consider it an honour and responsibility to...

14 October 2016 - Habitat III, International, Municipalism

Joint Manifesto of Barcelona, Madrid and Paris

It is we, the cities, which are tackling the direct management of major global challenges, such as the fight against inequalities, the shortage of decent housing, taking in refugees and the fight against climate change. That is why we, the Mayors of Barcelona, Madrid and Paris, are forming a common front and as we go into the Habitat III conference we have launched a manifesto to insist our cities have greater international decision-making...

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