UCLG Co-President, Mayor of Paris (France), President of UCLG Standing Committee on Gender Equality
Anne Hidalgo is Mayor of Paris, in charge of Gender Equality (2001-2008) and of Urbanism and Architecture (since 2008). She also is a regional Councilior for the Ile-de-France Region.
With twenty-years experience as an expert in Social Law and Employment, among which ten as a Health & Safety Inspector, she became in 1997 Councillor in the Cabinet of Martine Aubry, the Minister of Employment and Solidarity followed by, from April 1998, the Cabinet of Nicole Péry, the State Secretary for Women′s Rights and Training.
She took part in the elaboration of laws for Youth Employment, the Fight against Exclusion and Gender Equality. Highly committed to Equality, Anne Hidalgo chairs the Permanent Committee on Gender Equality and is a member of the Executive Bureau of UCLG.
After the achievement of the COP21 Paris Agreement, it is our duty to collectively shape up an ambitious and solutions-oriented agenda for Habitat III. Mayors and local leaders will be, once again, in the front line to face this global challenge.