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More than 70 high-level personalities confirmed at the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development

The United Nations will be at the Highest Level represented at the 4th edition of the World Forum by  the Under-Secretary-General, Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, who is also the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Present will also be Parks Tau, President of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and Josep Roig, Secretary General of the same institution. Abdessamad Sekkal, President of the United Regions Organization (ORU Fogar) and President of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Regional Council, Morocco; Patrick Keuleers, Director Governance and Peacebuilding of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Ministers, Secretaries General, Mayors of Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Italy, Belgium, Syria, Peru and Belgium also confirmed their presence at the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development.

Africa will be represented at the Highest Level represented by Chris Baryomunsi, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development in Uganda; Adama Diouf, President of the Association of Municipalities of Senegal; Oswaldo Petersburg, Deputy Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of the Republic of Mozambique; Mohamed Ould Maaouya, Minister of Interior and Decentralization of Mauritania; Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio, President of the Assembly of Regions and Districts of Côte d’Ivoire (ARDCI), President of the Regional Council of Belie and former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast; Siméon Sawadogo, Minister of the Interior of Burkina Faso; among others high national and local representatives from African countries and regions.

The private sector will be represented in Cabo Verde by Peter Blom, CEO of Triodos Bank and President of the Global Alliance for the Stock Exchange in the Netherlands and Cristine Bouchard, President of RTES, Vice President of Sustainable Development and Climate Plan of Air Energy at the Metropolitan Area of Lille, France.

From Cabo Verde, the President of the Republic, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, the Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva, the former President of the Republic, Pedro Verona Pires, as well as several ministers and members of the Government, will be present at the event.

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