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World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders and 4th UCLG Congress "Imagining Society, Building Democracy"

The IOPD and the LAD UCLG Committee will organize a parallel session on " Participation and Local Basic Services" on the 3rd October.

The city of Rabat is preparing to host the second World Summit of local and regional leaders, and the 4th Congress of our World Organisation, from 1st to 4th October 2013. This event coincides with the one hundredth anniversary of the international municipal movement, and we hope that it will be an opportunity for sharing and exchange between Africa and the rest of the world.

Owing to the high tension of the current global context, marked by the economic crisis and the reduced resources at our disposal, we are pushed to imagine new ways to promote the development of our territories and ensure solidarity and sustainability. With this aim in mind, the Congress will hold debates on fostering wellbeing, managing diversity, solidarity between territories, and shaping the urban future.

The Congress in Rabat will allow local and regional elected representatives, experts, our institutional partners, and other participants, to take part in the work that will be launched on the future of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) Post-2015 and the definition of a new world urban agenda in the framework of Habitat III in 2016.