12 Jul 2015 - Panel/Charrette Promotion of Integrated Regional Development Planning and Management for an Equitable, Balanced and Sustainable Development.

UNCRD-LAC organized working panel and forum on Integrated regional development toward sustainable, equitable and balanced development in Cundinamarca (12-17 July 2015)

26 Jun 2015 - Internal Articulation Workshop of the Project Promotion of Integrated Regional Development Planning and Management for an Equitable, Balanced and Sustainable Development

In the context of the ongoing agreement with the Government of Cundinamarca, an Internal Articulation Workshop, was held to consult with the governing body and the public servants of Cundinamarca on the identification of a long-term territorial vision for the Departamento for 2032, its priorities, strategic axes and projects, key stakeholders and strategic partners to be involved in the process.




27 Mar 2015 - IPLA International Dialogue on Solid Waste Management Towards Zero Waste

27 March - 2 April 2015. UNCRD participated in the IPLA event, International Dialogue on Solid Waste Management Towards Zero Waste, which was co-organized by the Unidad Administrativa Especial de Servicios Públicos of Bogotá (UAESP, Spanish acronym), who performs the role of Subregional Secretariat of IPLA.








25 Nov 2014 - Forum for the constitution of the first Administrative and Planning Region (RAPE) of Colombia-Central Region, Boyacá, Colombia

On Thursday 25 September, the first Administrative Planning Region of the country (Central Region comprised by Bogota-Cundinamarca and 3 surrounding regions) was officially constituted in a ceremony attended by approx. 350 participants, comprised by representatives of the national government, the congress, governors, mayors, the academy, private sector and community organizations, among others.



20 Nov 2014 - Invitation by the Government of Antioquia to contribute in the International Meeting Uraba-Darien-Biodiverse Region

UNCRD-LAC was invited by the Government of Antioquia to contribute in the International Forum entitled Uraba-Darien – a biodiverse Region, on 20 and 21 November 2014.



25 Sep 2014 - Forum for the constitution of the first Administrative and Planning Region (RAPE) of Colombia-Central Region, Boyaca, Colombia

On Thursday 25 September, the first Administrative Planning Region of the country (Central Region comprised by Bogota-Cundinamarca and 3 surrounding regions) was officially constituted in a ceremony attended by approx. 350 participants, comprised by representatives of the national government, the congress, governors, mayors, the academy, private sector and community organizations, among others.

24 Sep 2014 - Workshop for the agreement to constitute the Territorial Integration Committee

Two emblematic events were held on 24 and 25 September in the context of the capacity building programme on integrated regional development planning implemented by UNCRD-LAC in Colombia.






19 Jun 2014 - UNCRD/UN DESA Side Event at the Second Meeting of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (7 July 2014, NY, USA)

UNCRD and UNDESA will co-organize a side event, entitled Promoting Resource Efficiency for Sustainable Urban Development at the Second Meeting of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

21 May 2014 - Panel and workshop on Integrated Regional Development Planning in the context of the context of the First Administrative and Planning Region - RAPE. Central Region

UNCRD together with the City of Bogota, and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota (CCB) co-organized the panel and workshop event on Integrated Regional Development Planning in the context of the first Administrative and Planning Region (RAPE) Central Region, as an effort to continue strengthening the regional agenda of Bogota and its area of influence.





7 Apr 2014 - Panel on Integrated Regional Development Planning: Power of a Territorial Approach to Sustainable Development at the WUF7 World Urban Forum

UNCRD LAC Office participated in the 7th World Urban Forum (WUF 7) held in Medellin, Colombia. Ms. Claudia Hoshino, Coordinator of UNCRD LAC Office, UNCRD organized a panel discussion on 7 April, entitled Integrated Regional Development Planning: Power of a Territorial Approach to Sustainable Development.

25 Mar 2014 - Intermunicipal workshops (Bogota and its surrounding municipalities) for the constitution of a metropolitan area and a territorial integration committee

3 weekly meetings. March 25, 28; May 26 ; June 10 ; July 28 ;August 8 ; September 23, 24

7 Feb 2014 - Series of Interinstitutional Meetings between Bogota, and the Departments of Cundinamarca, Boyaca, Tolima and Meta (the Central Region of the country)in the context of the creation of the first Special Administrative and Planning Region (RAPE) of Colombi

Since 7 Feb 2014 to 24 Jun 2014. Focus will be centered on the constitution and support of the Special Administrative Planning Region (RAPE, Spanish Acronym) for the Central Region of Colombia; will be the first region to be constituted in the country, in the context of the entry into force of the Organic Law of the Territorial Planning in 2011.

27 Jan 2014 - Public Forum for the signature of the intergovernmental agreement of the Special Administrative and Planning Region - RAPE Central Region

Public officials representing the city of Bogota and the Departamentos of Cundinamarca, Tolima, Boyaca, and Meta signed an agreement that will help strengthen the regional agenda of Bogota and its area of influence.

14 Jan 2014 - Fifth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific (25-27 February 2014, Surabaya, Indonesia)

The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Public Works of Government of Indonesia, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) will co-organize the Fifth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific from 25 to 27 February 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia.

23 Apr 2013 - Seventh Regional EST Forum in Asia

Seventh Regional EST Forum in Asia and Global Consultation on Sustainable Transport in the post-2015 Development Agenda will be held in Bali, Indonesia from 23 to 25 April 2013, under the overall theme of "Next Generation Transport Systems We Want for 21st Century - Looking Beyond Rio+20"

10 Oct 2012 - International Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building of Urban Communities

Disaster Management Planning Unit of UNCRD will hold the workshop to discuss how to achieve the effective community-based reconstruction after disasters, in the second week of December, 2012.

28 Sep 2012 - General Assembly's adoption of resolution on human security

On September 10, the resolution entitled "Follow-up to paragraph 143 on human security of the 2005 World Summit Outcome" (A/RES/66/290) was adopted by the General Assembly at its sixty sixth session.

27 Sep 2012 - APO-UNCRD Cooperation for the Promotion of 3Rs in SMEs

APO-UNCRD Cooperation for the Promotion of 3Rs in SMEs

12 Sep 2012 - Technical Assistance for Ahmedabad Zero Waste Road Map 2013-2031

The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) jointly organized a multi-stakeholder consultation on the Pre-Final Draft Road Map for Zero Waste Ahmedabad on 11-12 September in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State of India.

6 Sep 2012 - IPLA Global Forum 2012 on Empowering Municipalities in Building Zero Waste Society - A Vision for the post-Rio+20 Sustainable Urban Development

The IPLA Global Forum 2012 on Empowering Municipalities in Building Zero Waste Society - A Vision for the post-Rio+20 Sustainable Urban Development was held on 5-6 September 2012 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

5 Sep 2012 - Official Launch of IPLA Portal

The IPLA Portal was officially launched at the IPLA Global Forum 2012 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

15 Aug 2012 - Viet Nam National EST Strategy completed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), and the Ministry of Transport (MOT) of the Government of Viet Nam officially completed the National Environment Sustainable Transport (EST) Strategy in March 2012 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

31 Jul 2012 - Contribution towards the Rio+20 Process - Report on the UNCRD - UNU-IAS Public Symposium on Rio+20

We are pleased to announce that the meeting report of the UNCRD - UNU-IAS Public Symposium on Rio+20 entitled "Sustainable Urban Development: Challenges and Issues in Developing Countries" has been submitted to the Secretariat of Rio+20 and posted on their website as a contribution towards the Rio+20 process.

13 Jul 2012 - Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) training workshop on building capacity to deal with the illegal shipments of e-waste and near-end-of-life electronics

Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) training workshop on building capacity to deal with the illegal shipments of e-waste and near-end-of-life electronics will be held on 10-13 July 2012, in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

22 Jun 2012 - IPLA Side Events during Rio+20

IPLA organized the following side events during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


17 May 2012 - 2nd Regional Forum on Integrated Solid Waste Management and IPLA Side Event

The Regional Solid Waste Exchange of Information and Expertise Network in Mashreq and Maghreb countries (SWEEP-Net), which is the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services (IPLA) Sub-Regional Secretariat for Mashreq and Maghreb Countries, held its 2nd Regional Forum on Integrated Solid Waste Management from 15 to 17 May 2012, in Marrakeche, Morocco.

18 Apr 2012 - Multi-stakeholder consultation meeting towards the development of the Road Map for Zero Waste Ahmedabad

The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) jointly organized a multi-stakeholder consultation meeting towards the development of the gRoad Map for Zero Waste Ahmedabadh on 17-18 April in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State of India.

29 Feb 2012 - International Meeting Bogota Zero Waste: Towards a Culture of Utilization

In the context of the IPLA initiative, the proposal of Zero Waste is being positively advanced in Bogota under the leadership of Agendabogota and its Bogota Zero Waste team comprising social organizations, entrepreneurs, and academicians, and supported by UNCRD.

27 Feb 2012 - UNCRD Tohoku Workshop

UNCRD organized workshops and site visits in three prefectures in the Tohoku region (Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima) from 27 February to 2 March 2012.

23 Feb 2012 - IPLA Forum of the Private Sector (23 February 2012)

This meeting aims to introduce the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA) to the private sector and discuss the needs and challenges in waste management-related businesses, services, and investment.

25 Sep 2009 - Launching Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT)

The new Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) -- launched officially in Bangkok, Thailand on 25 September. (Press Release dated 25 September by Department of Public Information/UN)

31 Jul 2008 - IYSH Memorial Encouragement Prize Awarded to ITC Participants

UNCRD is pleased to announce that the Third IYSH Memorial Encouragement Prize* was awarded to the Urban Development Resource Center (UDRC), which was established by past participants of UNCRD's International Training Course in Regional Development (ITC), in July 2008.

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