Guangzhou, China (ots/PRNewswire) – On February 23, the opening ceremony of the 6th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) was held in Barcelona, Spain during the United Cities and Local Governments 2023 Convention and Campus (UCLG )) instead of. At the meeting, UCLG, Metropolis (global network of metropolitan cities and metropolitan areas) and the city of Guangzhou jointly announced the call for entries for the 6th Guangzhou Award. Mr. Deng Changxiong, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Foreign Affairs of Guangzhou City Committee, Ms. Emilia Saiz, Secretary General of UCLG, and Mr. Jordi Vaquer, Secretary General of Metropolis, attended the meeting and gave lectures.
Mr. Deng read a congratulatory message from the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) in his speech. “CPAFFC stands ready to work with all city governments to help UCLG and Metropolis play a bigger role, and will continue to leverage international platforms such as the Global Mayors’ Forum and the Guangzhou Award to explore opportunities for collaboration and to create development among global cities”.
Recognizing the achievements and contributions of Guangzhou in actively promoting international exchanges and cooperation between cities and the innovative development of global cities, Ms. Emilia Saiz and Mr. Jordi Vaquer expressed their full support for the development of the Guangzhou Award.
Co-sponsored by the city of Guangzhou and the organizations UCLG and Metropolis, the Guangzhou Award aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability and good urban stewardship in cities and regions, thereby promoting the prosperity and quality of life of their Citizens. So far, five cycles have been carried out, involving more than 1,300 initiatives worldwide. The event has grown into a global platform for city-to-city learning and the documentation, dissemination and analysis of local implementation of global agendas, including SDGs and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
The 6th Guangzhou Awards now calls for the participation of all cities and local governments around the world with ongoing or recently completed initiatives, including those implemented in collaboration with private and civil society partners. For more information on the detailed policies, see:
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