Mayor Step attends International Conference in China on marine economy and urban development

Our very own City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan was recently in Fuzhou, China to attend the 2017 UCLG ASPAC – United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific Council Meeting and was one of the panelist for the symposium on “Marine Economy and Urban Development”.

This was a follow-up to the conference held in Catbalogan City last April 2017 where many significant agreements were made and important new committees were forged that were geared towards sustainable development through mutual cooperations betweens cities and provinces across Asia and the Pacific.

“We are very honored to represent Catbalogan City to the UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau Meeting as well as in the symposium with a topic that is very evident in Catbalogan – marine economy and urban development”, Mayor Step shares.

Mayor Step, being the Co-Chair for the Standing Committee on Women in Local Governments was tasked to lead the said committee in the Fuzhou Conference, which aims to empower women who are in key positions in local governments as well as encourage more participation of women local leaders especially in UCLG ASPAC targeting a 25% women participation.

UCLG ASPAC is the biggest of the 8 regional sections of UCLG, which is a worldwide association of local government organizations recognized by the United Nations and nominates 10 out of 20 members of the UNACLA – the first advisory body of local authorities affiliated with the UN.

(Photos by UCLG ASPAC and by Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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