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World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments

The World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments constitutes the representative mechanism through which the local and regional governments constituency provides inputs to the global agendas, building on the realities and expertise of communities.
date

Sunday, June 26, 2022

15:00-18:00

Is over
place
Roundtable Room 1
language
Polish, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese + ISL [Polish + English]

Summary

The World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments is organized by the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments and facilitated by United Cities and Local Governments.

The World Assembly has been officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly for the role local and regional governments play in sustainable urban development and in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. It offers a mechanism through which local and regional governments provide inputs to the global agenda, building on the expertise of communities. This event will follow up on the commitments set forward during the high-level meeting on the review of the New Urban Agenda in New York in April 2022.

Guiding Questions for discussions

- What is the renewed commitment of the Global Taskforce after the review of the New Urban Agenda at the High-Level Meeting in April?  
- How can local governments advance the implementation of the NUA in coordination with their national counterparts?
- What are the major contributions of local governments to global innovation in cities to make them inclusive and with opportunities for all?
- What kind of multilateralism is needed to support cities and territories to strive for sustainable development?  
- What policy directions can governments and relevant stakeholders at various levels and in different contexts take to build resilience across various dimensions (economic, social and environmental), including appropriate governance and institutional structures?
- In what ways recovery from disruptive events can trigger equitable urban futures? What are the roles of the different levels of government and relevant stakeholders in ensuring this transformation?
- How to better link the monitoring and reporting processes of the implementation of the NUA with the urban-related indicators in the other SDGs and Agenda 2030 as a whole? 

Concept Note:

Maimunah Mohd Sharif

UN-Habitat | Executive Director

Marcin Krupa

City of Katowice | Mayor

Carlos Martínez
Carlos Martínez

Mayor of Soria and UCLG Special Envoy for the New Urban Agenda

Claudia López Hernández

City of Bogota | Mayor

Daria Cibrario

Public Services International (PSI) Global Union | Local and Regional Government Sector Officer

Adriana Allen

Habitat International Coalition HIC-AL | President 

Naoko Yamamoto

WHO | Assistant Director-General 

Hon. Carola Gunnarsson

CEMR spokesperson for international affairs, Lord Mayor of Sala, Sweden

Eugenie Birch
Eugenie Birch
Shipra Narang Suri

UN-Habitat | Chief, Urban Practices Branch

Hon. Berry Vrbanovic

GTF | Mayor of Kitchener, UCLG Governing President 

Jan Van Zanen
Jan Van Zanen

The Hague | Mayor of The Hague, UCLG Copresident

Ernest Maragall
Ernest Maragall

Barcelona Metropolitan Area | Vice-president of International Relations and Cooperation of Barcelona Metropolitan Area

Mauricio Vila Dosal
Mauricio Vila Dosal

Governor of Yucatan 

Alexandre Apsan Frediani
Alexandre Apsan Frediani

Human Settlements research group, International Institute of Environment and Development | Principal researcher

Andrei Gheorghiu
Andrei Gheorghiu

City of Raminicu Valcea | Vice-Mayor

Khadija Ahmadi
Khadija Ahmadi

City of Nili | Former Mayor

Jonas Sèdozan Gbenameto
Jonas Sèdozan Gbenameto

City of Sèmè-Podji, Benin | Mayor

Xolani Sotashe
Xolani Sotashe

SALGA | Councillor of Johannesburg, Chairperson of the Human Settlements Working Group

Mohamed Mezghani
Mohamed Mezghani

UITP | Secretary-General

Carlos Maya

Mayor of City of Pereira, Colombia

Ana Cristina Wanzeler
Ana Cristina Wanzeler

City of Sao Paulo | Chief of Staff of the Municipal Secretariat for International Affairs of Sao Paulo 

Hyungjong John
Hyungjong John

Daejeon Metropolitan City | Ambassador

Samuel Pyne
Samuel Pyne

City of Kumasi, Ghana | Mayor

Merce Conesa
Merce Conesa

INCASOL | Director

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