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World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders - Local Voices for a Better World and
5th United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress

12-15 October 2016 | Bogotá, Colombia

Highlights for Saturday, 15 October 2016

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Mpho Parks Tau, Councilor of Johannesburg, South Africa, and President,
South African Local Government Association, is elected as the new UCLG President

The 2016 World Summit convened for its final day on Saturday, beginning with the launch of the 4th Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD IV), which provides analysis, innovative examples and case studies from around the globe to support the recommendations of the Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century. Throughout the morning, participants attended sessions on civic culture and happiness.

A meeting of the UCLG World Council, which is the network’s policymaking body, also took place in the morning. The Council elected the new UCLG President, Mpho Parks Tau, Councilor of Johannesburg, South Africa, and President, South African Local Government Association, for the 2016-2019 period. The Summit came to a close at 12:38 pm.

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GOLD IV Report Launch

The dais during the session


Moderator Josep Roig, UCLG Secretary General, launched the 4th Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD IV) titled ‘Co-Creating the Urban Future’

Josep Lluís Alay, Barcelona, Spain


Brian Roberts, Urban Frontiers

Edgar Pieterse, African Centre for Cities


Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen, Morocco

Patrick Jarry, Mayor of Nanterre, France

Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal, Canada, and President, Metropolis


Photo of the group involved in writing the GOLD IV Report


UCLG World Council

The UCLG World Council begins its agenda item on electing the next UCLG President


Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener, Canada

Kadir Topbaş, UCLG President and Mayor of Istanbul, Turkey


Mpho Parks Tau, Councilor of Johannesburg, South Africa, and President, South African Local Government Association

Ilsur Metshin, Mayor of Kazan, Russian Federation


Participants react to speeches by candidates for UCLG President


Khalifa Ababacar Sall, Mayor of Dakar, Senegal

Kağan Şahin, Member of the Union of Turkish Municipalities


Fatma Şahin, Mayor of Gaziantep, Turkey

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France,
and newly elected Co-President of UCLG


Wen Guohui, Mayor of Guangzhou, China,
and newly elected Co-President of UCLG

Mauricio Rodas Espinel, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador,
and newly elected Co-President of UCLG


Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg, France,
and newly elected Co-President of UCLG

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, Spain,
and newly elected Co-President of UCLG


Participants casting their votes for president

Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Spain, during the voting


Vote counting process


Kadir Topbaş, outgoing UCLG President and Mayor of Istanbul, announcing Mpho Parks Tau as the new UCLG President


Participants applaud the newly-elected UCLG Presidency


A group photo following the election’s outcome


Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá, thanks participants for attending the 5th UCLG World Congress


Around the Venue


Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá, and Antònia Sabartés, UCLG Forum of Regions, at the end of the 5th UCLG World Congress

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, being interviewed by the local media


Emilia Saiz, Deputy Secretary General, UCLG

Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, UCLG Africa


Participants signing the “Latin American Agreement on Unity in Diversity”


Members of an indigenous community from Cauca, Colombia




Your IISD team at the 2016 World Summit (L-R) Dina Hestad, Norway; Nicole de Paula, Brazil;
Tasha Goldberg, US; Virginia Wiseman, US; Nancy Williams, US; and Diego Noguera, Colombia


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