This blog is a space for knowledge-sharing, opinion, advocacy and debate, both between UCLG members and the wider international local and regional government community. Contributions and comments are welcome from anyone who is interested in how sub-national governments can make the world a better place for their citizens.

Read on to discover the most varied, up-to-date and innovative initiatives of local governments and their partners from across the globe.

Making Cities Resilient 2030 – A global community to drive local and territorial resilience
Résilience, Resiliencia - 27/05/2021
The Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a cross-stakeholder initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, building partnerships to reinforce city-to-city learning, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships.  UCLG is a core partner of the MCR 2030 and currently the co-chair of the Global Coordinating Committee of the initiative. In light of this partnership, UCLG interviewed Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR. The result is a joint set of messages that you can read in full further below. (+)
Supportive Sousse – Interview with Imen Ouardani
Migration - 03/11/2020
Mobilising stakeholders and CSOs, cooperating with central authorities to develop response plans, making information more accessible. In the framework of the initiative City-to-City Migration Talks featured by Mediterranean City-to-City Migration (MC2CM), project funded by the European Union and co-... (+)
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie (Montreal) : collaborations cycling and soft mobility
mobility - 03/11/2020
Located in the very heart of Montréal, Québec, it is one of the city’s 19 boroughs. About 144,000 residents live in the district, which is recognized for its quality of life, its green and stimulating living environments. Over the past decade, in line with the power and authority... (+)
La cultura como respuesta a los retos urbanos globales
Barcelona / Roma - Emilia Sáiz es la Secretaria General de CGLU / Luca Bergamo es vice-alcalde de Roma y vicepresidente de la Comisión de Cultura de CGLU.   Artículo publicado en EL PAIS - La cultura como respuesta a los retos urbanos globales  La Carta de Roma 2020 invita a las ciudades y a la sociedad civil a trabajar para garantizar la participación en la vida cultural como derecho humano. (+)
Local and Regional Governments are Ready to Carry Us into a Post-COVID-19 World that Cares for All of Us
In recent months, local governments have been at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic. We have worked hard to ensure the continuity of provision of public services to support efforts to address the global health emergency. Clean water, sanitation, housing, mobility guaranteeing food access and education have depended more than ever before on the public sector safeguarded by local and regional governments. (+)
Lancement de l’opération « Plaidoyer de jeunes pour un  Monde d’Après »
- 27/07/2020
Jeudi 16 juillet, les élus du Département de l’Aude(France), des Régions des hauts bassins, du centre, des villes de Bobo-Dioulasso et Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), de la Ville de Sousse (Tunisie), ont lancé officiellement une démarche participative visant à formuler un « plaidoyer  de jeunes pour un monde d’après ». L’enjeu, dans le contexte de la crise de la COVID-19, est de permettre l’expression conjointe de jeunes français, burkinabés et tunisiens sur leurs visions du monde, leurs aspirations, leurs volontés d’agir et leurs attentes quant à l’évolution des politiques publiques qui les concernent. (+)