Until 16 June, midnight CET, cities around the world can submit their application to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
Created in 2004, the UCCN fosters international cooperation with and between cities that have identified creativity as a strategic driver and enabler for sustainable urban regeneration and development.
Today the Network brings together 116 cities from 54 countries, working towards common objectives: placing creativity and cultural industries at the core of local development plans, and actively cooperating through inter-city partnerships at the international level.
Through the World Book Capital programme, UNESCO acknowledges the cities commitment for promoting books and fostering reading during a 12 months period between one World Book and Copyright Day and the next (23 April).
The World Bank launches a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development. The course will start on 1 March 2017.
The four-week online course will discuss approaches currently being considered by global leaders to finance the sustainable development agenda. Key concepts, terminology, sources of development finance, and the need for increased use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and innovative financing solutions will be covered.
The National president of the UCCC announces with deep sorrow to all the members of the association, the death of Paul Martin Lolo, Mayor of Yaoundé 6e Council. The death occured on the 10th january 2017. In this unhappy circumstance, the national president and the other members of the association extend their saddest condolences to the bereaved family.
Pour ses bonnes pratiques en général et sa latrine écologique en particulier mise sur pied depuis 4 ans, la maire de Bangangté et non moins présidente du Réseau des femmes élues locales d’Afrique (REFELA-Cam, Célestine Ketcha Courtès, a reçu un Trophée du ministre marocain de l'Énergie, des Mines, de l'Eau et de l'Environnement, au cours du Sommet des élus régionaux et locaux à Marrakech (Maroc) ayant pour thème : «Financer la mutation durable des territoires», le 15 novembre 2016.