The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders organized by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) with the collaboration of the Association of Local Governments of South Africa, was held from November 11 to November 15, 2019 at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa.

The most influential city and community decision-makers gathered for three days to debate and identify solutions as regards issues related to the implementation of local and regional governance strategies and actions.

The Culture Committee of UCLG considers that the Summit has represented a positive step in the positioning of culture as a fundamental element of sustainable development and, among the outcomes of the conference, they highlight: the election of a new presidential team and the approval of several proposals such as the 2020 Work Plan, the Culture Manifesto, and the Political Declaration of the Congress.

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