- World conference adopts new international framework for disaster risk reduction after marathon negotiationsFriday, 27/03/2015
Representatives from 187 UN member States today adopted the first major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda, a far reaching new framework for disaster risk reduction with seven targets and four priorities for action.
Conference President, Ms. Eriko Yamatani, Minister of State for Disaster Management, announced agreement on the text, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 – the new international framework for disaster risk reduction, following a marathon final round of negotiations which went on for over 30 hours.
- Friday, 27/03/2015
Various representatives of METROPOLIS member cities met in New York as part of the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), organized by UN Women from 9 to 20 March. Abidjan, Bamako, Barcelona, Brussels, Dakar, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile and Seoul met at the UN Women headquarters in the week from 9 to 13 March to celebrate 20 years of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a commitment assumed by the States in 1995 for the advancement of women’s rights.
During the event, the member city delegates could share experiences, build on their knowledge and establish and/or shore up contacts between them and the representatives of other organizations such as UN Women, UN Habitat, the Huairou Commission, Women in Cities International, the Latin American Women and Habitat Network, etc.
- Friday, 20/03/2015
The UN Women summit entitled "Women in Power and Decision-Making: Building a Different World" was held in Santiago de Chile on 27 and 28 February.
Marina Klemensiewicz, head of the Habitat and Inclusion Secretariat at the Ministry of Economic Development within Buenos Aires City Government, was invited to participate on behalf of the METROPOLIS Women International Network.
As the Buenos Aires City Government will host the METROPOLIS Annual Meeting scheduled for 18 to 21 May this year, the work focused strongly on rolling out strategies to put urbanism with a gender perspective on the map in Latin America. The attendees discussed how women can engage in the design of their communities and play an instrumental role in the physical and social transformation of their neighborhoods. Tools were also generated to help establish more antennae in the METROPOLIS Women International Network in the region.