2021 Global Mayors' Forum: In Joint Pursuit of Better Governance for the Cities
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From November 8th to 13th, 2021, the hybrid 2021 Global Mayors' Forum, 13th Metropolis World Congress and 5th edition of Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (hereinafter referred to as “the events”) were successfully held in Guangzhou. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the events aimed to create public goods for global urban governance innovation, and to contribute the wisdom of Guangzhou and China to building a community with a shared future for mankind.
The events were co-hosted by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), the Guangzhou Municipal People's Government, the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis). With the theme of In Joint Pursuit of Better Governance for the Cities, a total of 24 sessions had come to a successful conclusion.
More than 800 guests from 126 cities in 80 countries as well as 9 international organizations attended the events. Mr. Ma Biao, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), delivered a video keynote speech.
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