Lyon in Rabat (Marocco) in October 2013

from 1 to 4 October 2013

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Trip confirmed.

Destination of trip:

Rabat (Marocco)

Topics of the meeting:
  • Economic development,
  • Governance,
  • Social cohesion.
This trip relates to:
  • the partner city of Lyon:
  • international network:

A delegation from Lyon was in Rabat (Marocco) from 1st to 4th October 2013, in the context of the 4th World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).


Rabat hosted the 4th World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on the theme of "Imagining society, building democracy".

As a member of the Executive Board and the World Council of the UCLG organisation, Lyon was represented at this congress which celebrated the centenary of the municipal movement on an international level.

Delegations from more than 100 countries attended the Summit, which brought together local and regional leaders, international organisations, the public and private sectors, financial institutions and civilian society. At this gathering, all the actors present took part in the work on the future of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and also addressed issues about ways of improving quality of life, managing diversity, governance and solidarity between territories.

At the 4th World Congress of UCLG, Lyon:

  • was re-elected member of the executive board (from the 6 French members) and the World Council of the UCLG,
  • jointly steered the "cooperation in city development and diplomacy" committee with elected members of Canadian and Dutch municipalities.
  • reported to the UCLG general assembly the discussions that took place during the session dedicated to changes in the Mediterranean regions.

Lyon's representative also took part in a session on urban strategic planning alongside representatives from the cities of Rabat (Marocco) and Barcelona (Spain).