THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD UCLG - MEXICO CITY - CULTURE 21
The International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21, co-organized by Mexico City and the Committee on Culture of UCLG, recognizes leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture and sustainable cities. The Award also recognizes the leadership of Mexico City on culture, and local cultural policies, as a pillar of sustainable development. The Award has two categories: "City or Local/Regional Government" and "Individual".The first edition of the Award took place in 2013-2014
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UCLG PEACE PRIZE AWARD
The consequences of any violent conflict often manifest themselves on a local scale, which is why a local-level approach is vital. Local Governments have an important role to play in situations of conflict as promoters and facilitators of peace, freedom, democracy, and prosperity and by doing so they contribute to the international development and peace-building agenda. Therefore, local governments are instrumental in preventing conflicts, building bridges and dialogue after conflict and promoting a peaceful environment.
At the World Conference on City Diplomacy, organized by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) in 2008, The Hague Agenda on City Diplomacy was adopted. This agenda aims to highlight the role of local governments in promoting peace, dialogue, and reconstruction throughout the world. The Hague Agenda on City Diplomacy proposed to launch a peace prize for local governments, to be awarded to local governments who either work to prevent or overcome conflicts in their community, or who have helped other local governments in conflict areas in their striving for peace or justice. This has taken shape in the UCLG Peace Prize. This award celebrates successful initiatives for conflict prevention, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction undertaken by local governments and stimulates others to follow suit.
The UCLG Peace Prize generates international public attention for the role local governments play in ensuring sustainable and peaceful development. Local governments that have implemented an innovative and high impact approach towards peace-building and the creation of dialogue are eligible for nomination.
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THE GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR URBAN INNOVATION
The Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (the Guangzhou Award) is co-sponsored by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the World Association of the Major Metropolises (Metropolis) and the City of Guangzhou. It aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in cities and regions and, in so doing, to advance the prosperity and quality of life of their citizens.
The Guangzhou Award, presented biennially, is open to all cities and local governments with successful initiatives in urban innovation. The initiative that is entered for the Guangzhou Award should be an ongoing or recently completed (within the past two years) project, measure or policy that produces a practical effect or substantial influence, boasting originality, exemplariness, and transferability.
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