In preparation for Córdoba 2020, the LED approach is discussed during several regional, national and international events, organized by different institutions. There is a continuity of activities between each edition of the forum, including cooperation, capacity building, research, and information sharing. These activities are geared to implement the previous forum’s action plan and prepare for the next one. They pave the way for more successful outcomes and achievements. The sustained coordination among the involved partners and stakeholders plays a vital role in the lead-up to the next edition of the forum. It stimulates discussion and contributes to the key themes.
A CONTINUITY OF ACTIVITIES
Rencontres de l’action internationale des collectivités territoriales
02 - 03 July 2019 Paris, France
The 10th edition of the Rencontres de l’action internationale des collectivités territoriales, organized by Cités Unies France and its partners, will be held on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 July 2019 in Paris, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. This is an opportunity for local authorities to come together, to carry out a forward-looking assessment of the challenges of international action by local authorities, to consider new perspectives for exchanges and to create links and opportunities for cooperation. Territorial marketing, sustainable cities, crises and resilience, gender equality, youth employability, climate & Sustainable Development Goals will be some themes of the conferences, plenary sessions, workshops, microworkshops, geographical meetings that allow participants to exchange, create platforms and consortia, with foreign partners. On the occasion of these Meetings, we have also chosen to organize a gala evening: during this evening, we will distinguish women elected in the world who, through their action, have made it possible to reduce inequalities on their territory.
GFMD Thematic Workshop: Narratives on Migration: Toward evidence-based Communication
04 - 05 July 2019 Skhira, Morocco
The GFMD 2019 Chair Ecuador, in partnership with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, is convening a GFMD Thematic Workshop entitled “Narratives on Migration: Toward an evidence-based Communication” on 4 – 5 July, in Rabat, Morocco. The aim of this GFMD thematic workshop is to initiate an open discussion, allowing each of the stakeholders (Governments, civil society, private sector, academia, media, etc.) to analyze in depth the mechanisms to shape public perceptions of migration issues. Additionally, the workshop will focus on the issue of data, its collection, and analysis in order to provide the public with objective, clear and evidence-based public discourses, reflective of the reality on the ground. Under this second thematic priority, the 2019 GFMD aims to discuss the practical experiences and lessons learned of governments and other stakeholders in communicating about migration, migration policies and their interconnection with sustainable development in countries of origin, transit, destination and return, both with the wider public and with migrants and migrant communities.
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2019
09 - 18 Jul 2019 New York, United States
The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.
The theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.
Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High-Level Meeting
13 -14 Jul 2019 New York, United States
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) will host its first Senior-Level Meeting on 13-14 July 2019, on the margins of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York.
ILO Research Department Seminar: An overview of Corporate Social Responsibility in China
25 Jul 2019 Geneva, Switzerland
CSR has become a global trend. With the growing concern on the economic development and social progress, the CSR situation in China has also aroused people’s interests. In this presentation, the evolution and the current situation of CSR based on the quantity and quality of CSR reports, CSR management and information disclosing level etc. in China will be analyzed firstly. Then, the actions from different stakeholders including government at different levels, industry association, education and research institutions, and capital market will be discussed. Next, four key areas of CSR practice including participating in poverty alleviation, conducting environment protection, promoting social employment, and engaging in strategic social responsibility in China nowadays will be put forwards. Lastly, some conclusions and implications will be shared.
5 th ASEAN Mayors Forum Driving Local Actions for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
26 - 28 Aug 2019 Bangkok, Thailand
The 5th AMF will serve as a platform for discussions among ASEAN’s local political leaders, national policy makers, international development partners and other experts, on how cities and local governments can collaborate in the priority areas set forth for ASEAN’s SDG implementation as well as other relevant frameworks to address urbanisation challenges.
In line with Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship, this year’s AMF will be held in Bangkok and will contribute to the overarching theme of the Chair country: Advancing Partnership for Sustainability. The event will be jointly organised by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the United Nations Economic Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC).
The 5th AMF will aim at Driving Local Actions for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth to support ASEAN’s efforts to accelerate SDGs achievements while ensuring effective management of urbanisation, protecting environment and inclusive growth. The meeting discussions will be framed by the following sub-themes: Digital ASEAN (future-oriented), Seamless ASEAN (enhanced connectivity), and Sustainable ASEAN (sustainability in all dimensions).
The event will draw up to 300 participants, comprising mayors, representatives of local governments and local government associations from all ASEAN member states. Other participants will include the Permanent Representatives to and Secretariat of ASEAN, national government representatives, policy makers, academics, technical experts, development partner countries and institutions, specialised agencies and private sector representatives.
10th ILO/JCCU African Cooperative Leaders' Study Tour in Japan
5 - 14 Sep 2019 Tokyo, Japan
Since 2010, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union (JCCU) have organized African Cooperative Leaders’ Study Tours every year to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences between African and Japanese cooperatives and explore their possible cooperation.
This year, the 10th edition of the study tour will take place from 5-14 September 2019 in Tokyo and its vicinity. To mark the 10th edition, the study tour programme will include cooperative responses to some of the key issues considered in the Report of the ILO Global Commission of the Future of Work launched in January 2019 on the occasion of the ILO’s Centenary.
Advancing the dialogue on Local Economic Development
23 Sep 2019 New York, United States
The UN 2019 Climate Summit will convene on the theme ‘A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win,’ and seek to challenge states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens to step up action in six areas: energy transition, climate finance and carbon pricing, industry transition, nature-based solutions, cities and local action, and resilience.
The Summit will build on the outcomes of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) and the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC, among others.
The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals are the foundations for global efforts to address climate change. The purpose of the 2019 Climate Summit is to challenge states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens to step up action in six areas:
Energy transition, Climate finance and carbon pricing, Industry transition, Nature-based solutions, Cities and local action, Resilience
Meeting of Experts to Adopt Guidelines on the Promotion of Decent Work and Road Safety in the Transport Sector
23 - 27 Sep 2019 Geneva, Switzerland
The purpose of the Meeting of Experts is to adopt guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector, as called for in the resolution concerning best practices in road transport safety adopted by the 2015 Tripartite Sectoral Meeting on Safety and Health in the Road Transport Sector.
2019 September High-level Political Forum (SDG Summit)
24 - 25 Sep 2019 New York, United States
The 2019 September High-level Political Forum (HLPF), under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – SDG Summit, will assess progress achieved so far since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015 and provide leadership and guidance on the way forward that would help accelerate implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs.
HLPF meetings under UNGA auspices take place every four years at the beginning of the UNGA session and are intended to be a platform where together the international community could pause and look back at areas where progress is insufficient to meet the Goals on time and what can be done to catalyze it. Areas where progress has been made will be identified and actions needed for scaling up will be considered.
The UN General Assembly will hold a high-level dialogue on financing for development (FfD) on 26 September 2019, the day after the meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under UNGA auspices. This date has been updated from 23 September, per a letter circulated by the UNGA President on 27 November.
The FfD meeting is mandated in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (para 132), which calls for it to convene back-to-back with the HLPF’s UNGA-level meeting every four years.
This meeting will also take place at the beginning of the UNGA session. The 74th session of the UNGA (UNGA 74) will open on 17 September 2019. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 24 September 2019.
The United Nations has designated every 31st October as the World Cities Day. Although the celebrations take place around the world, every year there is one city that becomes the main venue of the event. In 2019, World Cities Day will take place in Yekaterinburg (UCLG-Eurasia member).
A large-scale event will be held within the framework of the international forum “100+ Forum Russia” in Yekaterinburg from October 29 to November 1. Mayors of cities from all over the world will take part in the event.
The theme of the Forum is “City of the Future”. The agenda will cover the issues of digitalization and construction of “smart”, green and comfortable cities, growing not only upwards and in breadth, but also developing underground and even underwater space.
From 18 to 25 September, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) organises the second edition of its ‘Week of the Sustainable Municipality’. Participating municipalities engage to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a group of local sustainable heroes during the entire week.
The heroes are citizens, schools, companies or organisations who contribute to the SDGs in their own daily way and are therefore nominated to be the ‘local faces of the global goals’.
The 6th Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will take place on 11-15 November 2019 in Durban, South Africa.
This gathering will see representatives from the world of local and regional governments come together over five days to define the global agenda of cities and regions for the coming years and to develop inputs for the upcoming international processes.
This edtion will provide the opportunity to present progress in the implementation of the SDGs and their impacts at local level. It should also be the occasion to show the evolution of our World Organization within the framework of its 15th anniversary.
Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the World of Sport
3 - 5 Dec 2019 Geneva, Switzerland
The purpose of the Global Dialogue Forum is to discuss current and emerging issues related to the promotion of decent work in the world of sport, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action by the International Labour Organization and its Members.