Newsletter 49 - February 2018



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ORU Fogar reiterates the regions' commitment to the New Urban Agenda

During the inauguration of the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments at the World Urban Forum 9 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ORU Fogar's President, Abdessamad Sekkal, reiterated the organization's commitment and the regions' commitment to the New Urban Agenda. "A few regions - he explained - have already begun to draw up their own agenda and, under the umbrella of UN Habitat, we are counting on many more to do so".
Prior to the assembly, President Sekkal had the opportunity to meet the newly appointed new Executive Director of UN Habitat, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, within the framework of the Global Taskforce. At this meeting, he reiterated ORU Fogar's approach in Quito during Habitat III: the debate on urbanization beyond cities should be considered. “The problems we have, -the president reiterated- can only be overcome within the framework of a balanced territory, where infrastructure and services are decentralized”.

MoU with ALDA to jointly promote decentralization in East and South Europe

On 27 November 2017, ORU's president Abdessamad Sekkal signed a Memorandum of Understanding between United Regions Organisation – ORU Fogar and ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, 


The governors of Tucumán and California sign an agreement against climate change

The governor of the Argentinian province of Tucuman, Juan Manzur, and the governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed an agreement against climate change in the House of Government of the North American state


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