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Call For Support – Join Global Responses To COVID-19

Call For Support – Join Global Responses To COVID-19

Dear Valued Members and Partners, Since the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, recently named by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as COVID-19, cities in China have demonstrated significant resolve to overcome this challenge. China has been severely affected by...

City Climate Action, Insights, and Tools Survey

City Climate Action, Insights, and Tools Survey

Significant momentum is building which places local governments like yours at the core of the climate action movement. Implementing comprehensive climate policy to achieve ambitious emissions reductions requires cities and their staff to be equipped with the right...

Nunukan:  Transformation for Better Services to Local People

Nunukan: Transformation for Better Services to Local People

Mayor Asmin Laura Hafid of Nunukan (North Kalimantan, Indonesia) was inaugurated on 1 June 2016. From that moment on, Mayor Laura has initiated a series of transformational actions aimed to provide better services for local people and improve the city’s welfare....

Decade of Action

Decade of Action

With ten more years left for us to reach the targets set under the 2030 UN Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we would like to flash out the progress made in Asia and the Pacific region so far, and share the UN’s recently launched...

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...