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Call for papers: Workshop on understanding child labour in agriculture

CLA – Call for papers Labour market conditions are increasingly becoming central to international development policy and practice. In response, The Australian APEC StudyCentre at RMIT University will host a workshop on Understanding Child Labour in Agriculture on 8th – 9th April 2019. The workshop will be held atRMIT’s Melbourne Campus in the heart of… View Article

2nd International Implementing the New Urban Agenda and SDGs Congress

Following the Second Cities symposium, the 2nd international Implementing the New Urban Agenda and SDGs Congress was held in Newcastle, in partnership with the 26thEAROPH World Congress. Focusing on the theme Affordable Living in Sustainable Cities:Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, the congress brought together national and international experts and leaders… View Article

Australian City Partnerships Capacity Building week

On the 12th of November, the cohort of Australian municipal leaders undertaking the City Partnerships came together for the 2nd week of Capacity Building of the program. Since the beginning of the year, development leaders from the city councils of Ballarat, Hobsons Bay, Port Phillip, Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges in Victoria, and Newcastle in… View Article

Second Cities: Smart and Smaller Symposium

In late October, Michael Nolan and Joana Correia headed to Newcastle, New South Wales to attend the Second Cities: Smarter and Smaller Symposium organised by the University of Newcastle and theHunter Research Foundation Centre. The symposium brought together academics and practitioners with local, national and international expertise to analyse and debate the role of second… View Article

Cities Programme joins Mastercard to drive sustainable development partnerships

Global financial company Mastercard are collaborating with the United Nations Global Compact – Cities Programme to launch a world-first community of practice network for innovative finance solutions to drive sustainable development partnerships. Pioneered by Mastercard, City Possible is a new model of public-private partnerships that brings together cities with a united private sector to solve… View Article

Strengthening links in California and Mexico

In April, our Director Ralph Horne visited Mexico and California to grow partnerships with city, research and business partners in the region. Prof Horne’s visit to the San Francisco bay area in April 2018 followed that of Cities Programme Urban Scholar Iain Butterworth in late 2017.  The Cities Programme supported and contributed to Iain’s successful… View Article

‘Investing in Community Futures’ Book Launch

The eBook Investing in Community Futures was successfully launched in London in June. The book seeks to develop a collaborative model for institutional investors to invest in communities at scale. It is possible to create Community Futures Investments such as community bonds that can deliver positive returns for investors, but can also deliver significant environmental,… View Article

Sao Paulo Municipalities and Business Associations Collaborate

The University of Sao Paulo, in its capacity as a regional centre for the Cities Programme, has progressed collaborations between municipalities in the State of Sao Paulo and local business associations to prepare for City Partnerships Challenge. The University of Sao Paulo has offered to use a ‘world class’ business incubator to support the City… View Article

High Level Regional Forum: Achieving SDGs in Latin America

In partnership with the Global Compact (Brazilian Network and Latin America) and the Cities Programme, PRME Chapter Latin America & Caribbean co-organized a forum in Curitiba, Brazil, on May 17 and 18 to discuss the achievement of the SDGs in the Americas. The Forum aimed to highlight the good practices and challenges that government, companies… View Article