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The Network Hub will offer different spaces for both informal, face-to-face exchange and digital communication to connect and amplify the conversations taking place throughout the rest of the Congress, and to communicate them around the world.
The Network Hub will include a press centre, spaces for interviews, photos, videos, social media, debates and workshops.
UCLG World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, Bogotá 2016
Held every three years, the United Cities and Local Governments Congress, commonly known as the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, is the event of reference for all local and regional leaders. Previous editions have seen the event take on huge importance at the heart of the international community, becoming a key date in the calendar of local and regional governments around the world.The UCLG World Congress brings together over 3000 local and regional leaders: representatives of cities, metropolises and regions, civil society, business and academia, who come from around the globe to exchange ideas with their international counterparts.
Other selected videos
Message by Ban Ki-moon at the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
Video message of Ban Ki-moon, The Secretary General of United Nations, to the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders 2016 “Local Voices for a Better World”.
Kadir Topbas, President of UCLG
Kadir Topbas, President of UCLG greets and invites all local and regional leaders to the World summit and World Congress on 12-15 October in Bogota.
Billy Cobbet, Director of Cities Alliance
Billy Cobbet defines the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Bogotá as a key moment to ensure that the perspective of local and regional governments is clear to achieve the Agenda 2030.
Henri-Paul Normandin, Director of International Relations of Montreal
To Henri-Paul Normandin the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Bogotá is the occasion to plan the future of cities, in particular, to conceive their contributions towards Habitat III.
Thomas Melin from UN Habitat
Thomas Melin reveals why the year 2016 is an important moment for the urban world and explains why Habitat III needs to take into account all the contributions and leave "no one behind".
Felipe Llamas, Chief of Staff of the Municipality of Madrid
Felipe Llamas explains the ideas and proposals that the Municipality of Madrid will bring to the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in Bogotá.
Sandra Ceciarini, consultant on international cooperation, former Policy Officer at CEMR
Sandra Ceciarini analyzes why the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, which will take place in Bogotá, will be an important step before Habitat III to listen to cities and advocate for gender equality at the local level.
Sebastien Vauzelle from UNDP ART
Sebastien Vauzelle describes why the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, which will be held in Bogotá, will be an important event in regards to the international community to analyze the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda at the local level.
Santiago Gallo, from the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) and FLACMA
Santiago Gallo explains the importance of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders to be held in Bogotá, to strengthen local authorities in the agenda and primarily on the “localization” of the SDGs.
Jean Louis Ville from the European Commission
Jean Louis Ville reveals his reasons to attend the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders held on 12-15 in Bogotá, Colombia.