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  • Between last June 24 and 27, the city of Mashhad welcomed young citizens to debate the main structure and activities of METROPOLIS Youth, the new sphere of action of our association, which will be officially launched in the 11th METROPOLIS World Congress in Hyderabad.

    Organized by Mashhad’s Young Consultants Group, with the support of the city’s International Scientific Cooperation Office, the METROPOLIS Youth Strategic Meeting served to establish an action plan for METROPOLIS Youth for the next three years, to be integrated with the METROPOLIS 2015-2017 Action Plan.

  • During the World Urban Forum in Medellin, METROPOLIS initiated discussion with World Health Organization, WHO, on their common view concerning the growing need to have health equity placed in the center of the debate around UN Millenium Development goals, and how the international community must encourage achieving of universal health coverage and influence the Habitat III agenda on urban equity.

  • METROPOLIS is pleased to invite its members to submit entries for the fourth edition of the World Smart Cities Awards, to be held between 18 and 20 November in Barcelona. These awards recognise the most ambitious strategies, the most advanced projects and the most innovative initiatives that are working towards the concept of the Smart City.

  • The mayor of Barcelona and vice president of METROPOLIS, Mr Xavier Trias, initiated an international dialogue during the United Nations meeting - Local Government - Taking the Migration & Development Agenda Forward, held in New York on October 2013. It focused on the role of cities in addressing the front line issues of human migration and important debate on human mobility for development of cities around the world.  Global Cities have successfully demonstrated the value of human capital and cultural mix as important factor in the economic prosperity of the city or region.



Tuesday, July 29th

  1. [MITI] Políticas Públicas exitosas en contra del sobrepeso y la obesidad
    • Start date: Tuesday, July 29th
    • Where: Calle de Tacuba 4, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico
    • Sesión de formación organizada por la Escuela de Administración Pública del Distrito Federal, México D.F. Más información:

Sunday, August 24th

  1. [MITI] Urban Management
    • Start date: Sunday, August 24th
    • Where: 58, Nambusunhwan-ro 340-gil, Seoul, South Korea
    • Workshop hosted by the Seoul Human Resource Development Center.
      More info at

Friday, August 29th

  1. 6th Global Forum United Nations Alliance Of Civilizations UNAOCC
    • Start date: Friday, August 29th
    • Where: Bali

Wednesday, September 3rd

  1. UCLG ASPAC Congress
    • Start date: Wednesday, September 3rd
    • Where: Taipei

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