Month: January 2021

2021 Bloomberg Philanthropies MAYORS CHALLENGE

Launched in 2013 at United States of America, with 300 cities across the US participated, Bloomberg Philanthropies MAYORS CHALENGE is the biggest cities competition that inspires city leaders across the world to come up with the most innovative solution to respective challenging and most pressing issues. In 2021 Bloomberg Philanthropies MAYORS CHALLENGE seeks 50 most …

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Recognising Local Government Role in Migration at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

26 January 2021 | Mayor Madelaine Yorobe Alfelor of Iriga (Philippines) ensured the representation of local leaders in the 13th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit, under the framework of the Mayors Mechanism. Mayor Madelaine is the Treasurer of UCLG, the world organisation of UCLG ASPAC. UCLG co-steers the Mayors Mechanism together with …

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“Grandmother Decides to Write”: Literacy Support for Senior Citizens

CITY of Gunsan supports the literacy of its senior citizens. Recently, the city collected works of literacy education projects and, through Gunsan Neulpureun School, published a collection of poems called “Grandmother Decides to Write.” In Gunsan city, Neulpureun School (meaning ‘evergreen’ in Korean) began in 2008 as part of “Creating a Zero Learning City for …

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PASS Moving Forward to Sharpen Direction

4 November 2020 | Karachi – After launching in August 2020, Provincial Alliance on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Sindh (PASS) moved forward to sharpen the direction and roles played by this alliance for positive impact on SDGs localisation process through a quarterly meeting attended by 27 members including representatives of local government I/NGOs, youth, …

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21CMCC: Launch of Website to Better Collaborate and Connect

31 December 2020 | Fuzhou – UCLG ASPAC 21st Century Maritime Cooperation Committee (21CMCC) launched its website http://www.21cmcc.org.cn/ to further connect and communicate, to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and sharing, and myriad values of information to members, partners, and public. The website embraces the principle “Information is Knowledge, and Knowledge is Power” which …

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Local Economic Development in Palu City: Closer Look at Local Businesses and How They Support City Recovery

THE rehabilitation programme in Palu was launched in October 2019 with the solidarity initiative under platform of UCLG Taskforce for Territorial Prevention and Management of Crisis. It is fully supported by Cities Unies France (CUF) and implemented by UCLG ASPAC. The programme was started in January 2020 with stakeholders mapping analysis among institutions who are actively involved in the …

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Governor Mieko Yoshimura: Children, Job Creation, and Agriculture

Governor Mieko Yoshimura is the leader of Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Initially elected as governor on 25 January 2009, Governor Mieko is currently on her third term as Yamagata governor. She made history as Yamagata’s first female governor and the sixth in Japan history. In her 10 years of leadership in Yamagata, Governor Mieko recorded achievements …

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Daejeon: Tightening Friendship through Newly Open Support Centre for Foreign Residents

AIMING to tighten international friendship, Daejeon will open “Daejeon Support Centre for Foreign Residents” in February 2021 in Jeong-dong, Dong-gu. As of November 2019, the number of foreign population in Daejeon was recorded at 34,000 with the percentage of international students is higher than that of other cities, and most of them were from Asian …

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Consultant of the development of Monitoring and Evaluation Tools on SDGs Attainment

Background United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the largest regional section of UCLG, an amalgamation of International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), United Towns Organization (UTO), and World Association of the Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS). UCLG was established on 1 January 2004 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Following this unification, UCLG …

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Voluntary Subnational Review (VSR) Report Development Consultant for Indonesia

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)[1] ensure inclusive, equitable, prosperous and sustainable future for all. The provincial and local governments are mandated to implement the SDGs and can play a vital role in achieving Agenda 2030. Indonesia is amongst the first countries to adopt the SDGs 2030 Agenda, considering SDGs as National Agenda for Development. The Government …

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