Delegates from 15 cities and regions participating in the International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme (IURC) Latin America met from June 26-28 at UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland.
IURC Latin America members were able to share their experiences so far with ‘city-to-city’ and ‘region-to-region’ cooperation.
During the 1st day at WUF11, IURC Latin America cities’ and regions’ delegates learned pathways to shareable solutions to transform their cities and regions for a better urban future.
They were at the front of the line for new opportunities. The World Urban Forum was an opportunity to meet, showcase and network among cities and regions from across the world as well as with their stakeholders.
For this 11th edition in Katowice, IURC and their partners created a joint programme to foster greener urban futures and facilitate networking at the international level.
On the second day at the World Urban Forum in Katowice, cities and regions attended meetings, debates, exhibitions, and workshops on issues important to residents of metropolitan areas.
Finally, as part of WUF11, IURC Latin America delegates had the chance to visit Metrolab, a zone for discussion on the city and urban policy.
The participation in UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum was another good chance for cities’ and region’s delegates to expand their network and accelerate cooperation between their pairings.
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The International Urban and Regional Cooperation programme (previously IUC) financed under the Foreign Partnership Instrument (FPI) and the strategic support from the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG-REGIO) of the European Commission, has contributed to bringing together cities and regions from across the globe to work jointly towards achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda (as extended voluntary commitment from the European Union), the Urban Agenda for the EU or the European Cohesion Policy objectives.
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