The IOPD participated in the UCLG 2022 Congress which adopted a Pact for the Future of Humanity and renewed its political leadership
The UCLG Congress and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders took place in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, from 10 to 14 October 2022. During this week around 6,000 people from some 576 cities and 145 countries participated in the statutory sessions, plenary sessions and all the thematic sessions of the congress.
Within the framework of the Congress, the World Council adopted a Pact for the Future of Humanity with three pillars: people, planet, government. As part of this pact, the Lampedusa Charter for Dignified Migration and Asylum was adopted.
Another highlight of the event was the launch of the GOLD VI Report "Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality", including a chapter on democratization to which IOPD has contributed.
Finally, the new UCLG rotating Presidency was elected, composed of:
- Carolina Cosse, Mayor of Montevideo.
- U?ur Ibrahim Altay, Mayor of Konya
- Jan Van Zanen, Mayor of The Hague
- Lee Jang-Woo, Mayor of Daejeon
The IOPD facilitated three sessions during the Congress.
Presentation of José Manuel Ribeiro, mayor of Valongo
Presentation of Céline Papin, Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux and vice-president of Bordeaux Métropole
Presentation of Emmanuel Carroz, Deputy Mayor of Grenoble
Presentation of Minna Karhunen, CEO of the Association of Local and Regional Authorities of Finland
Presentation of Sofia Arce, Director of International Relations, municipality of Cuenca
Find out more information about the UCLG Congress in the Municipal Times