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Mexico City Statement on Sustainable Learning Cities

 

Mexico City, Mexico, 28–30 September 2015

2nd International Conference on Learning Cities:

Building Sustainable Learning Cities

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WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LEARNING CITIES?

 

 

 

 


 The International Conference on Learning Cities, organized by UNESCO and the authorities of the host city,  provides an platform for mayors, city education executives and experts from all over the world to communicate their expertise in building learning cities, learn from others’ experiences, forge partnerships and create synergies.

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OBJECTIVES

The goal of the conference is to take stock of the achievements and continue the expansion of services for the construction of sustainable learning cities worldwide with the aim of contributing to social cohesion, besides economic and environmental sustainability. It will be an opportunity for cities around the world to share their experiences in the process of building themselves as learning cities, know the experiences of others, forge alliances and create synergies. The Conference will inspect the progress in building learning cities in communities around the world and their progress in the establishment and expansion of the Global Network of Learning Cities from the 1st ICLC held in Beijing. Finally, the Conference will recognize and reward the efforts of those cities that have made exemplary progress in implementing the approach of learning cities.

WHO PARTICIPATES?

Mayors, civil servants, people in charge of education in various cities, academics, representatives of UN agencies, partners in the Global Network of Learning Cities, nongovernmental organizations and multinational enterprises.

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

 

What is a Learning City?

A Learning City is a city which effectively mobilizes its resources in every sector in order to:

  • Promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education,
  • Revitalize learning in families and communities,
  • Facilitate learning for and in the workplace,
  • Extend the use of modern learning technologies,
  • Enhance quality and excellence in learning,
  • Foster a culture of learning throughout life.

Allowing empowerment and social cohesion, individual empowerment, economic development and cultural prosperity, and sustainable development in the cities

More information

 

BEIJING 2013

The first International Conference on Learning Cities was held in Beijing in 2013. It was organized by the UNESCO, the Ministry of Education of China and the municipal government of Beijing. The conference gathered more than 550 mayors, people in charge of education in cities and experts from 102 different countries.

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Conference report

 

 

 

Extra information

Here you can check notes generated on the conference by the organizers, as well as a preliminary agenda and important documents that will give you all the key elements to fully understand the Second International Conference on Learning Cities, which the theme "Construction of Sustainable Learning Cities"

Preliminary Concept Note
Provisional Agenda

 

PHOTOS AND MULTIMEDIA

 

September 30th 2015

Read the Press Release

 

Closing ceremony


 

Adoption of the statement


 

September 29 2015

Read the Press Release

 

Mayor's Forum


 

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September 28 2015

Read the Press Release

 

Opening ceremony


 

PLENARY SESSION (I)


 

PLENARY SESSION (II)


 

VISIT CDMX

 

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VENUES

 

A LEARNING CITY

 

  • Sustainable city

    ECOBICI

    Since its launch in February 2010, Ecobici –a bicycle sharing system- has become a new alternative in transportation for people in the central areas of Mexico City. It began with only 84 stations and 1,200 bicycles, but in 5 years its coverage has grown by 400%. As of now, the Ecobici program features 440 stations in a 35 square kilometer radius and more than 6,000 bikes. The service is available 7 days a week to more than 100,000 users in 42 neighborhoods from 3 different administrative demarcations.
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  • City of rights

    DIVERSITY

    Since 2010, marriage between people of the same gender is legal in Mexico City and recognized in the whole of the country. Mexico City became the 14th jurisdiction in the world and the second in Latin America to legalize this sort of union. It is also the first political entity in the country to accept adoption by same sex couples.
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  • City of prosperity

    FINANCIAL CENTER

    Mexico City is the eight wealthiest city in the world. Its economic growth is one of the highest and it will double by the end of 2020, placing it in the seventh spot just behind Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris and London. It concentrates more than 20 percent of the Mexican, thus appearing as one of the most important financial and cultural poles of the American continent.
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  • Educational city

    SALUDARTE

    Reaching 100 of the most disadvantaged public schools in the capital, SALUDARTE is a program devised and operated by the Mexico City Ministry of Education that has enhanced the quality of life of thousands of children. It focuses on nutritional education, artistic education, physical activation workshops and citizenship education. Thanks to this effort, children in those schools have decreased in obesity from 47 to 43 percent and reduced 7 hours to their weekly average of television-watching.
    SALUDARTE
  • Cultural City

    GASTRONOMY

    In 2010, Mexican gastronomy was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. In Mexico City it is possible to discover cuisines from every corner of the country and the world. From modest small taco stands, to Pellegrino listed restaurants, most everything can be tasted hereby.
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EVENT ORGANIZERS

 

ORGANIZERS

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HOSTING INSTITUTIONS

   

CONALMEXUNESCO MEXICO

Contact

Office in Mexico

Secretaría de Educación de la Ciudad de México (SEDU)

Av Chapultepec 49, col. Cuauhtémoc, 06010, México, D.F.

Office in Hamburg

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Feldbrunnenstraße 58, 20148 Hamburg, Germany