European Union Commits to Increase Development Aid for Tajikistan

On October 20, 2014, the European Union and the Republic of Tajikistan took part in their fourth Cooperation Council meeting, during which the European Commission released its decision to significantly expand its development aid to this developing Central Asian country. The Commission’s aid to Tajikistan will increase by €251 million from 2014 to 2020 and will go towards…

Internal displacement: Community based planning leads to sustainable development in Zimbabwe

Internal displacement often implies that people are left without a home, work and income, and the opportunity to an education. Since 2000, due to various government policies and actions, many Zimbabweans have been facing that situation. Although some progress was made by the government by acknowledging the problem of internal displacement, many displaced Zimbabweans are still…

The role of sub-national authorities in the SDGs governance framework

The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group and Major Groups and other stakeholders had interactive dialogue on cross-cutting issues for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Process during the Intersessional Meeting in NY on the 22th November. The one day session helped conceptualize: Practical approaches to rights-based SDGs that include the 3 dimensions of sustainable development…

Local Authorities Major Group

Agenda 21, a comprehensive action plan from the Earth Summit in 1992, emphasizes the importance of harnessing expertise and capacity from all sectors of society and all types of people to achieve sustainable development. Agenda 21 defined “major groups” which are nine sectors of social, economic and technical stakeholders in sustainable development. Local Authorities is…

Group of Friends of Sustainable Cities

The Group of Friends for Sustainable Cities, co-chaired by Sweden and Singapore, is a group of 29 countries leading the global dialogue regarding the critical role of cities and the importance of sustainable urban development in achieving sustainable development at-large. In May 2012, the Group of Friends collaborated with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)…

The sustainability of community participation activities in pre-university education : case study on developing the board of trustees

Abstract: Since the 1990s, the government of Egypt attempts to improve the quality of education by way of decentralization . Donors assist by strengthening the role of the Board of trustees in schools to promote community participation. This was effective, but the effect dropped off after donor withdrawal. Author(s): Megeed, Hebatallah Yehia Abdel Source(s): ,…

UCLG-MEWA : United cities and local governments Middle East and west Asia section

Abstract: UCLG-MEWA continues its activities for cities and local governments in the region, serving the main principles of democracy, human rights, local self-government, international solidarity, accountability and transparency, and sustainable development. Author(s): UCLG Source(s): , Published: 2012 United cities and local governments Middle East and west Asia section (UCLG-MEWA), Istanbul (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.uclg-mewa.org/