- “Equality for women is progress for all”: Metropolis Women International Network joins UN Women’s theme for 2014Monday, 03/03/2014
As the International Women’s Day celebrations approach, the Metropolis Women International Network gears up for its joint activities with UN Women. As every year, a delegation of representatives of Metropolis Women will participate in the 58th Commission on Status of Women (CSW), which begins in a week from now (from the 10th to the 21st of March), at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The meeting seeks to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide.
- Wednesday, 26/02/2014The city of Seoul is getting ready to host the new opening of MITI, the Metropolis International Training Institute, in a forum that will take place between next 12th and 14th of March. The Forum 'Sharing Cities: Solutions for Better Cities' will mark the official opening of MITI under the new coordination from Seoul and the strengthened collaboration of four regional centers worldwide – Cairo, Mashhad, Mexico City and Paris Île-de-France.
- Tuesday, 25/02/2014
The Kreanta Foundation, partner of the Metropolis Initiative “Transferring Knowledge and Cooperating in Culture, Education, and City”, invites for the roundtable "Cities for Life, Equity in Urban Development", next Monday, March 3, in Barcelona. The event serves as a preparation for the discussions of the upcoming 7th World Urban Forum (WUF -7) in Medellín, and will count on the participation of the Secretary General of Metropolis, Alain Le Saux.
- Secretary General enforces the Metropolis message of ‘Capacity Building and Program Management’ among South Asian CitiesThursday, 20/02/2014
Metropolis Training and Global Capacity Building programs were identified as one of the key global agenda during the Metropolis Strategic meeting in Barcelona. During the Barcelona Strategic Meeting, the Metropolis executive board, member cities, associate organisations and key knowledge partners emphasised on the need of customised training programs in strategic regions and cities to further expand the learning networks and knowledge platform of Metropolis members and stakeholders.
Among others Berlin, WHO Kobe, Paris, Barcelona, Mashhad and Medellin shared compelling examples of Training on urban management and sustainability. The Metropolis Secretariat has drawn a ‘Training and Capacity Building’ global agenda to visit and engage with strategic partners in Guangzhou, Chengdu, New Delhi, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, Medellin, Kobe, MITI Headquarter in Seoul and MITI regional centres.
Taking this message forward, the Secretary General Mr Alain LeSaux and delegation of Metropolis visited the National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi to meet with the key stakeholders and international development agencies, representing the learning and capacity building networks in South Asia.