This distinguished Award will recognise  good practices from cities and local and regional governments in the field of culture and sustainable development, as well as individuals who have made substantial contributions to the recognition of how cultural aspects are important for sustainable development.

Over the previous three editions, the Award has received over 230 applications from cities and local and regional governments in total, coming from around the world. Many of them have been recognised as winners, special mentions and good practices, contributing to fostering knowledge and practice on culture and sustainable development.

In the 4th edition of the International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21 the winning city will be presented with a trophy produced by an artist from Mexico City, accompanied by a recognition signed by the Head of Government of Mexico City and by the President of UCLG.

The project presented by the winning city will receive the amount of Euro 50,000, which will be used for its international promotion (the publication of a book, participation in forums, international visibility) and to strengthen the local implementation of the Agenda 21 for culture.

The Jury may either grant the Award to a single city or decide that it (and its related financial amount) be shared by more than one city. The Jury may also recognise as “good practices in culture and sustainable cities” as many projects as relevant. These will later be internationally disseminated by the UCLG Culture Committee.

The International Award is an initiative of the City of Mexico and the Global Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Rules and relevant application forms are available at Participation is free of charge and the deadline for submissions is 18 March 2020.

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