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Metropolis, World Association of the Major Metropolises, is the largest association gathering the governments of major cities all over the world. As part of the global movement that advocates for democratic local self-government, Metropolis recognizes that local governments are the key actors to respond to the urban challenges of our century.
Created in 1985, Metropolis currently represents the authorities of 137 great cities and metropolitan areas in Africa, the Americas & the Caribbean, Asia & the Pacific, and Europe. Metropolis also manages the metropolitan section of
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
For more than 30 years, metropolis has had the mission of accompanying cities in mutual learning, innovation, governance, technical and financial assistance, international presence and debate.
PEOPLE OF METROPOLIS:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is formed by at least 15 members representing metropolises from different continents. They are elected by the General Assembly and may be re-elected. The President of the Metropolis Women is an ex officio member of the Board of Directors.
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The President of the Board of Directors represents the association in all civil acts and is invested with all the necessary powers to this end.
SECRETARY GENERAL AND SECRETARIAT GENERAL
A permanent Secretariat General is established, headed by a Secretary General and equipped with a dedicated staff. The Secretariat General is responsible for cultivating and coordinating relationships among members and for implementing the decisions of the General Assemblies, Board of Directors and Executive Committees.
The Regional Secretariats are responsible for representing the association and carrying out its activities locally. They are nominated by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.
EXCHANGES & SHARING
We promote collaborative projects and learning programs between the major cities of the world. The metropolis international training institute (MITI) is the learning network of metropolis and represents training centers from metropolis member cities around the world. MITI has the aim to strengthen the institutional and professional capacities of local and metropolitan authorities and their leaders, scaling them up to the global level. Today, MITI counts on headquarters hosted by Seoul, and regional centers hosted by Cairo, Mashhad, Mexico city and Paris Île-de-France.
We promote outstanding urban development experiences and recognize the key role of local decision makers in the international arena
We open paths for effective cooperation worldwide through networks that promote gender mainstreaming and empower young citizens in urban management.
Reference: Shiraz Municipality