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THE MAYOR OF FREETOWN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL PARLIAMENT OF MAYORS SUMMIT 2018

Freetown, 24th October 2018— The Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, will be one of nearly 100 mayors from around the world to take part in the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) annual summit in Bristol, UK, from the 21-23 October, 2018.

Together they will be looking to address key global challenges which many cities experience at a local level including migration, urban security and resilience, public health and harnessing technology and innovation.

Mayors from Africa, Asia, Europe and the US have all registered to take part in the summit and will be voting to agree on a key set of priorities that can be used to influence international frameworks.

A full programme with mayors, representatives of city networks and international organisations as key note speakers has been created to help inform the debate between mayors.

“It is an honour to take part in this year’s Global Parliament of Mayor’s summit.  I am looking forward to traveling to Bristol to take part and help debate these important issues. I will be using my experience as a city leader in Freetown to influence this international debate”, said Her Worship, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr.

 

Madam Aki-Sawyerr will be joining GPM Chair Patricia de Lille, Mayor of Cape Town, GPM Vice-Chair Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, who is hosting the summit.

 

More information on the summit can be found on the Global Parliament of Mayors website, where people can also view the programme and a list of all of the participants.

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