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Guangzhou City Leads the Way for Better Care of Mother and Child

Guangzhou City Leads the Way for Better Care of Mother and Child

Breastfeeding is very important for both babies and mothers. Breast milk gives newborn infants rich nutrition and immunity for certain diseases. Breastfeeding also provides a physical and emotional connection between babies and their mothers, while enabling the latter...

Incorporating Gender Perspective in City Development

Incorporating Gender Perspective in City Development

After serving her city as Vice Mayor for nine years, Mayor Joy Belmonte was elected to become the Mayor of Quezon City in June 2019. During her past public service, Mayor Joy Belmonte has shown great concerns and taken up actions to promote gender equality and...

Hamamatsu’s Vision Towards a Sustainable Future

Hamamatsu’s Vision Towards a Sustainable Future

During the Hamamatsu International Summit on Intercity Collaboration 2019 on “Sustainable Community Building through International Cooperation of Cities,” that Hamamatsu hosted in partnership with UCLG ASPAC from 23-25 October, UCLG ASPAC Secretariat had a chance to...

Mayor Noraini Roslan: To Create a City Good to Live In

Mayor Noraini Roslan: To Create a City Good to Live In

Creating a city good to live is the goal every city would like to achieve. What it means for Subang Jaya? Mayor Noraini Roslan of Subang Jaya once said that Subang Jaya aspires to be a smart and sustainable city. She further elaborated that it is actually about...

Excellent Governance towards Implementation of Global Agenda

Excellent Governance towards Implementation of Global Agenda

Citizen’s Engagement – Goyang (South Korea) CONTEXT Local governments of South Korea once faced a highly centralised national government. During that period, local governments only performed authorities in executing instructions of national/central government in the...

How Indonesia Local Governments Deal with Stunting

How Indonesia Local Governments Deal with Stunting

The World Health Organization (WHO) defined stunting as the impaired growth and development that children experienced from poor nutrition, repeated infection and inadequate psychosocial stimulation. Children are defined as stunted if their height-for-age is more than...

Mayor Karolin Margret Natasa of Landak: Lead to Serve Local People

Mayor Karolin Margret Natasa of Landak: Lead to Serve Local People

Mayor Karolin Margret Natasa of Landak Regency was once a council member of Indonesia People’s Representatives. Holding position that is equal to minister, Mayor Karolin decided to return to her home town in Landak and serve her people as Mayor. Her dream came true....