SANTIAGO – Representatives of municipalities of Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Chilean capital, Santiago to attend the 13th Hemispheric Summit of Mayors and Local Governments from March 27 to 29, 2019.
The Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Municipal Associations, FLACMA, has entrusted the Chilean Association of Municipalities, AChM, with the organization of this important event that will delineate the action of the municipalities of the continent in the next five years.
At the closing ceremony of the recent version of the Hemispheric Summit, held in Punta del Este, Uruguay last August, Iván Arciénega, mayor of Sucre and president of FLACMA, said: “We invite you to meet again in Santiago, Chile, March 2019 to carry out our next Hemispheric Summit, where we will surely be able to continue taking additional steps in the construction of our municipal dream “.
Consulted the Executive Secretary of the AChM, Iván Borcoski on the importance of having an event like this, pointed out that “the Hemispheric Summit will allow to put our country at the center of the debate of a municipal model of public management that is in accordance with the requirements of today’s citizens, who demand quality, timely services that respect the needs of each of the territories. ”
The event will allow delineating the action of the municipalities of the continent in the next five years.
🌎 Como AChM, tenemos la responsabilidad de organizar la próxima Cumbre Hemisférica de Autoridades Locales de @FLACMA_, en marzo de 2019, en Santiago, donde participarán Alcaldes y Concejales de todo el continente. Más info en https://t.co/qRRZcMr7PG #MunicipalidadesdeChile pic.twitter.com/UKNU2gKVCD
— AChM Asociación Chilena de Municipalidades (@AChMChile) September 10, 2018
The executive secretary of the AChM, Ivan Borcoski, pointed out that ‘the Hemispheric Summit will allow us to put our country at the center of the debate on a municipal model of public management that is in accordance with the requirements of today’s citizens.’ People demand quality, timely services that respect the needs of each of the territories, he said.
The meeting will have a programmatic nature, which seeks institutional strengthening through the active participation of those attending the Summit and will address priority issues for FLACMA, such as the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda, Climate Change, Gender Equality and Migrations.
For this, FLACMA and the AChM will establish a methodology that allows the participants to elaborate, through their contributions and experience, a work plan to be executed during the next 5 years.