Spain will host the United Nations’ climate change summit from 2 to 13 December 2019 in Madrid after the Chilean government pulled out on Wednesday from holding the event. The global environmental conference, known as COP25, was meant to be held in the Chilean capital of Santiago but anti-government protests, which have left dozens dead, hundreds of injuries and caused significant damage to the city, have forced the Chilean government to cancel.

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19th International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) Conference

The 19th International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) Conference will be held from 07 to 10 December in iztapalapa (Mexico). The theme is “Participatory Cities with Full Rights. Participatory Democracy and the Right to the City”.

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UCLG Africa/ALGA College on Gender Equality

The African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) will launch his college on: “Gender Equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment to meet the SDG5 and the African Vision on Women’s Rights”, from 09 to 13 December 2019 in the Kingdom of Morocco, City of Rabat.

Vienna Migration Conference

The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) is ICMPD’s annual flagship event for discussing the most challenging and politically relevant issues in the field of migration together with political decision makers, government experts, and representatives from the academic world, the media and the civil society.

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Africa Investment Forum 2019

In just a few weeks, the second edition of the annual Africa Investment Forum will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, with development finance institutions determined to tackle the continent’s infrastructure investment challenges and advance Africa’s economic transformation agenda.

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22nd session of the UCLG Africa Executive Committee

The 22nd session of the UCLG Africa Executive Committee will be held on 9 November 2019 in Durban (South Africa) on the margins of the World Congress of Local and Regional Leaders organised by UCLG. In the afternoon of 9 November, the Pan-African Council of the organization will also meet.

Climate Chance Summit Africa

The Climate Chance Association alongside the National Association for local authorities of Ghana (NALAG) held a press conference during the 50th session of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations in order to present the Climate Chance Summit Africa 2019.

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World Metropolitan Day

This event is celebrated yearly on October 7th, marking the anniversary of the Montréal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas (2015).  It is a unique opportunity for communities from across the world to come together to make visible the metropolitan reality: the growth of the world’s urbanized areas beyond the jurisdictional boundaries of municipalities, generating complex urban systems where the world’s greatest transformations take place.

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Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society. To boost ambition and accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will host the 2019 Climate Action Summit on 23 September to meet the climate challenge. The Summit will showcase a leap in collective national political ambition and it will demonstrate massive movements in the real economy in support of the agenda. Together, these developments will send strong market and political signals and inject momentum in the “race to the top” among countries, companies, cities and civil society that is needed to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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