Following the first Forum of Regions in Dakar, regional representatives will meet once again in Lyon, France on 6-7 June 2013 in conjunction with the Executive Bureau of UCLG and advocate for enhancing their visibility and recognition in the global agenda.
This Forum will highlight the importance of Regional Governments through the exchange of experiences and views on the sustainable development agenda.
It will further underline the contribution of regions to growth under the title: "Regions, actors of change - recognition of the richness of diversity for an economic and innovative development."
On the agenda of the Executive Bureau, special focus will be given to: Cities and Regions in the Global Agenda Priorities of Local and Regional Authorities in the new development agenda: UCLG´s roles, Culture in the UCLG Agenda, Solidarity with Syrian Local Authorities. Decisions will be also taken on the Selection of the Venues for the 2014 UCLG Statutory Meetings.
On the occasion of this Executive Bureau, Mr. Fatallah Oualalou, Mayor of Rabat, will present the 4th Congress of UCLG and the Local and Regional World Summit that his city will host on 1-4 October 2013.
Regarding practical arrangements for the Lyon meeting, the host city has elaborated a webpage specially dedicated to Bureau meetings.