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The opening of the UCLG ASPAC Congress 2010 Hamamatsu
The "3rd UCLG ASPAC Congress 2010 Hamamatsu" was held from October 19th to 22nd 2010, in Hamamatsu.

There were a total of 332 representatives from 136 cities and organizations across 20 countries and region who had gathered at the congress. Based on the main theme of ‘Responding to Globalization’, there were various advanced solutions across the Asia Pacific region being reported through the keynote speeches and sessions. Furthermore, there was an active exchange of opinions in regards to the common issues the region is currently challenged with.

The success from this congress has been adopted in the ‘Hamamatsu Declaration’ and will be transmitted internationally for the further strengthening activities to come.

There has been a strong need for cities to join force internationally and cooperate together in finding solutions to globalization issues such as environmental problems and ensuring a strategic regional development. n addition, it has been increasingly important on the role of diplomacy between cities as it compliment international diplomacy and contribute towards world peace.

As a result of this, UCLG, being the biggest organization of local governments, has a strong significance in presence and has a big role in the international society.
As a member of UCLG, Hamamatsu aims at taking this opportunity of the first ever congress held in Japan to help facilitate an even greater exchange between cities

<Congress Outline>
Name 3rd UCLG ASPAC Congress 2010 Hamamatsu
Date 19th – 22nd October, 2010
Venue ACT City Hamamatsu, Hamamatsu, Japan
Content <Main Theme>
"Responding to Globalization"
<Plenary Session Theme>
"Multicultural Society"
"Climate Change"
"Tourism Promotion Through the Use of Local Resources"
"Intercity Cooperation in he Economic Sector"
<Congress content>
- Keynote speeches, sessions
- Executive Bureau Meeting, Council Meeting, General Assembly
- Exhibition booths
- Study Tour
Participants <Number of participants>
651 people from 136 cities and organizations across 20 countries and region
(332 registered delegates, 319 citizens and other Participants)
<Target audience>
Executives from local governments in the Asia Pacific region
*Keynote speeches as well as the ‘Multicultural Society’ session is opened to the public.

Hamamatsu City Hall
103-2 Motoshiro-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, 430-8652 JAPAN
(International Affairs Division)
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