United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) will celebrate its Executive Bureau from 18 to 19 April 2017 in Madrid, Spain, under the invitation of Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid.
The first Executive Bureau of 2017 will gather in the framework of the World Forum Against Violence and Peace for Education to be held from the 19th to 21st of April.
The City Councils of Madrid and Paris propose that a summit meeting be celebrated in Madrid, the International Forum against Violence and for Peace Education, in order to start the process that will bring together local leaders, and personalities stemming from civil society and great thinkers. At the present stage cities and local governments have the duty, the responsibility, to work for Peace, to stop considering violence as a means of conflict resolution and to encourage education for Peace as an instrument of coexistence and future welfare.
The Executive Bureau of UCLG is responsible for initiating proposals and carrying out the decisions of the World Council. It is in charge of the World Organisation’s administrative and financial management. Composed of 115 members, it meets twice a year and usually gathers around 200 participants.
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