World Metropolitan Day

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Letter of support to request the official recognition of this day at the United Nations.


Last October 7th we celebrated the World Metropolitan Day, an initiative started by Metropolis (the world association for metropolitan areas) on 2018 to commemorate the adoption of the Montreal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas.

From EMA we are together with Metropolis to ask for an official recognition of the World Metropolitan Day by the UN General Assembly since we strongly believe that an officialisation of the World Metropolitan Day would provide a space to continue advancing global awareness and advocacy for sustainable urbanization from a wider perspective.

Up to now, worldwide metropolises like COAMSS San Salvador, Bilbao Metropolis, Bruxelles Région Capitale, Valle de Aburrá (Medellín), CDMX Ciudad de Mexico, Bogotá, New Taipei, Rabat, Dakar, São Paulo, Berlin, Medellin, Bucharest, Barcelona, Barcarena, Montevideo and the Barcelona Metropolitan Area have joined the initiative. Also international institutions such as METREX, UITP, London School of Economics, Geneva Cities Hub and the National Institute of Urban Affairs India are taking part in this official request.

From EMA we are asking our metropolises to adhere to this initiative engaging their metropolitan area/region with political support and signing the letter addressed to Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN -Hàbitat).

If you also want join us, send us the template letter and send it to: ambmetropole@amb.cat