12 leaders from the urban world are attending the U20 mayors summit in Jakarta, says Anies Baswedan


TEMPO.CO, jakarta – The Jakarta provincial government confirmed that 12 city leaders from around the world or representatives of G20 country members would attend the Urban 20 Summit or U20 Mayors Summit on August 30-31 in Jakarta. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan explained the significance of the meeting on Saturday, August 27.

He said that the U20 Mayors Summit is a forum for exchanging thoughts and ideas to confront increasingly complex global challenges.

Challenges include the preparedness of city governments following the COVID-19 pandemic. Twelve leaders from the urban world were scheduled to physically attend the U20 Mayors Summit in Jakarta.

The delegations are Mayor of Los Angeles, Rotterdam, Governor of Tokyo, Mayor of Tshwane in South Africa, Commissioner and Administrator of Mumbai and Deputy Mayor of Sydney. Also official representatives from Berlin, Sao Paulo, Madrid, Moscow, Buenos Aires and Istanbul.

In the meantime, 10 delegations from the city administrations will take part in the event virtually. These include Amsterdam, Istanbul, Izmir, Johannesburg, Lisbon, Milan, Moscow, New York, Osaka and Rome.

According to reports, 15 city governments will also attend the Urban 20 Forum in Jakarta as observers. Among others, delegations from Lima in Peru and Quito in Ecuador will personally attend the event.

Meanwhile, city officials are coming from Glasgow in Scotland and Skopje in North Macedonia as observers who will attend the U20 summit virtually.

In addition, Indonesian city leaders will also attend the event as observers. They come from Banjarmasin, Medan, Makassar, Padang, Palembang, Palu, Surakarta, Ambon, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, as well as representatives from Jambi and West Java.

The Urban 20 (U20) forum is part of the G20, or Group of 20 from 19 countries, and the European Union, which deals with global economic issues.

U20 provides a forum for G20 cities to meet and discuss key issues to bring to the G20 presidency.

The contributions generated by the U20 are delivered to the countries holding the G20 Presidency, including the heads of state of the G20 members, to enhance the role of cities as global economic and political leaders.

Indonesia holds the G20 presidency this year. The summit will be held in Nusa Dua, Bali in November 2022.


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