More than 2 thousand mayors of the world will discuss in Mexico City the changes the planet needs PDF Print E-mail
Office of the Chief of Government of Mexico City
News Bulletin 529
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
• The Chief of Mexico City Government announced the city will host the Third World Congress of Cities and Local Governments
• Successful local governments and leading Mayors will seek solutions to common problems
More than two thousand mayors of the world will meet next November in Mexico City to discuss and define policies to address economic and climate change, transport and human rights, in order to define the direction of cities by the year 2030.
Representatives of all the world will meet in the Historic Center of the City where some of the brightest minds and most successful governments, regardless of their political origin, will discuss common concerns and suggest a vision for the future, said the Chief of Federal District Government, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, announcing today that Mexico City will host the Third World Congress of Cities and Local Governments.
Noting that this is a very big distinction not only for the city but for the country, he also said it is a great opportunity to reach agreements that solve useful problems that the world and our city face in themes like social inclusion, alternatives for the youth, security, sustainability, transportation and water, among others, but said as well "to show what Mexico is, what Mexico means and what is the vision that Mexico has."
UCLG is the international alliance for all types of local governments and represents their interests globally and aims to be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government and of promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation among local governments.
Moreover, the task of UCLG is focused on increasing the role and influence of local governments and organizations that represent them. UCLG members represent more than half the world's population and are present in 136 of the 191 UN member countries.
The Third World Congress of UCLG will take place from 17 to 20 November in Mexico City and will be the framework for discussion and proposal on the most pressing issues on the international agenda of Mayors, governors, presidents of regions, departments, provinces and local authorities around the world.
In a joint press conference held in the old city center, where Elisabeth Gateau Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments; Francesca Ramos Morgan, Coordinator of International Affairs GDF, Jaime Valls Esponda, AALMAC president; and, Fernando Larrazabal Breton, ANAC president, were present, the head of the capital government, said he was proud that Mexico City has been designated to host this important meeting.