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GUANGZHOU, China, Feb. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The launching ceremony of the 6th Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) was held in Barcelona, Spain on February 23 during the 2023 Retreat and Campus of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). At the meeting, UCLG, the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis) and the city of Guangzhou jointly announced the call for the 6th Guangzhou Prize. Deng Changxiong, Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Commission Office of the Guangzhou Municipal Committee, Emilia Saiz, Secretary General of UCLG, and Jordi Vaquer, Secretary General of Metropolis, attended the meeting and delivered speeches.
In his speech, Deng read a congratulatory message from the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). "CPAFFC is willing to work with governments of all cities to support UCLG and Metropolis to play a bigger role, and continues to make good use of international platforms such as the Global Mayors Forum and the Guangzhou Award to create opportunities for cooperation and development among global cities".
Emilia Saiz and Jordi Vaquer highly valued Guangzhou's achievements and contributions in actively promoting international exchange and cooperation between cities and fostering the innovative development of global cities, and expressed their unwavering support for the development of the Guangzhou Prize.
Co-sponsored by the City of Guangzhou, UCLG and Metropolis, the Guangzhou Award aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability and good urban governance in cities and regions, thereby driving prosperity and quality of life of its citizens. So far, five cycles have been held, which have attracted more than 1,300 initiatives from around the world. It has become a global platform for city-to-city learning and the documentation, dissemination and analysis of local implementation of global agendas, including the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
The 6th Guangzhou Prize now calls for the participation of all cities and local governments around the world with ongoing or recently completed initiatives, including those carried out in collaboration with private and civil society partners. Learn more about the detailed guidelines at: //www.guangzhouaward.org/The6thGuan...
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