The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will be a special event: the first UCLG Summit to be held in Africa, with Rabat as the host city. It will be an opportunity to highlight the potential of this continent, to learn first-hand of the major democratic and local governance reforms that have been carried out in Morocco in recent years and to pay tribute to this international city with important cultural heritage and legacy.
Main Topics: The Summit will address the key priorities of the local and regional government agenda. It will focus on access to basic services, the construction of societies that are diverse, open, and innovative, the promotion of tolerance, solidarity and exchange, gender equality, and the reinforcement of the role of culture in society.
FOUR REASONS TO REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT NOW:
- By REGISTERING NOW, you can take advantage of the Early Bird rates (until 31 August 2013). To access the on-line registration form, follow this link.
- ATTENDANCE: Important international figures are expected to take part in debates at the Summit, among whom: Heads of States, UN Representatives, Mayors of the cities of Barcelona, Bogota, Cairo, Johannesburg, Mexico, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, Regional Governments such as Catalonia, the State of Sao Paulo and Lagos together with Nobel Prize winners Tawwakul Karman, Wole Soyinka and Roger Myerson,
- NETWORKING: Over 3,000 participants from more than 100 countries are expected at the Summit: local and regional leaders, representatives from international organizations and financial institutions, and partners from civil society organization as well as the public and private sectors. The exhibition space "Rabat Expo" will be a unique occasion to exchange with fellow participants on experiences and innovative projects.
- THE FUTURE WE WANT: The Summit will facilitate an extended and on-going dialogue between local and regional authorities and their key partners - international organisations, development agencies, experts, actors, and civil society organizations - in order to analyse and evaluate the extent to which the development goals have been met, and to define new priorities.
Coming soon! Take part in the debates using our web platform created exclusively for the 2013 Summit: www.uclg.org/Rabat2013
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