Rabat - The 4th congress of the "United cities and local governments" (UCLG) opened on Tuesday in Rabat at the level of commissions and working groups. Participants are holding a series of sessions on a wide of array of issues, including decentralization, local autonomy, women, migration and smart cities
Participants are holding a series of sessions on a wide of array of issues, including decentralization, local autonomy, women, migration and smart cities
The UCLG’s standing commission on gender equality will meet over “women support democracy” while the United Nations consultative commission on local authorities and the working group in charge of local and regional governments will also be convening.
The UCLG 4th congress, held under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI will officially open on Wednesday. It will bring together 3,000 participants from over 100 countries, representatives of the United Nations, interior ministers, intellectuals, several Nobel winners, mayors, business operators and experts.
Debates will focus on how to improve the quality of life, manage diversity, governance, mutations in Mediterranean countries, consolidating solidarity between local entities and means to jugulate urban expansion.
The congress will also be an opportunity to promote the Moroccan capital city as a cultural, economic and tourism center.
Founded in 2004, the organization of cities and local government comprises over 5000 member cities and town council. It has an observer status at the world body.