From Friday, April 22nd to Monday, April 25th, the Mayor of Hamamatsu attended the 4th UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau Meeting and International Conference in the city of Trivandrum in Kerala, India.
A special session was held on April 23rd, Saturday, where the Mayor made a presentation reporting on the devastation of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the different responses from local governments in Japan. During the special session, the Mayor proposed the adoption of the ‘UCLG ASPAC Special Statement Regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake’, which states that members will be willing to: 1. Implement the conclusion of a reciprocal disaster reduction agreement between UCLG member cities and organize a system where disaster reduction information can be shared between the member cities, and 2. To strengthen the cooperation between International organizations, central governments, NGOs and community organizations. The special statement was recognized and adopted by all the delegates at the meeting.
Accepting this statement, it is planned to strengthen the cooperation between members and cities in order to advance local capacities in natural disaster counter measures.
Intercity Cooperation of Hamamatsu City
The Adoption of the UCLG ASPAC Special Statement Regarding the Great East Japan Earthquake