09:00 – 10:00 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

Standing Committee on Women in Local Government

In order to enhance the number of women’s participation in the UCLG Council, efforts have been made by the Secretariat to support this focus. Cities Alliance agreed to support UCLG ASPAC’s plan on strengthening women in local governments. UCLG ASPAC Secretary General as a member of the UN-Habitat Advisory Group on Gender Issues(AGGI) is actively involved and engaged in the Advisory Group representing Asia Pacific region.

To operate the Standing Committee, Banda Aceh Lady Mayor Illiza Saa’dudin Djamal is currently the chair the Committee. She replaced Dr. Felicity-Ann Lewis who has ended her term as mayor of Marion City, Australia. The first meeting of the Standing Committee members was held in October, in conjunction with the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF) in Jakarta

09:00 – 10:00 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

21st Century Maritime Cooperation Committee

21st-Century Maritime Cooperation Committee is a standing committee jointly initiated by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Fuzhou Municipal People’s Government. It was established after approval in April 2017 at the UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau Meeting held in Catbalogan, the Philippines. It is a non-profit international organisation composed of the members of UCLG and other cities and organisations that accept the Charter of the Committee. The site and the secretariat of the Committee shall be permanently located in Fuzhou, Fujian, China. Since its establishment, 56 cities and organisations of 26 countries from 5 continents have joined the Committee.

The committee has missions to:

1. serve as an important platform of Belt and Road for the cities and local governments in Asia-Pacific and the world at large to share ideas and best practices on maritime cooperation

2. help push forward the development of the Core Area of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road

3. promote cooperation in marine science and technology and protection of marine ecosystems

4. facilitate the construction of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road

5. deepen the cooperation among the coastal cities and local governments in Asia-Pacific and the world

6. strengthen studies on the subject of maritime cooperation, and compile and publish reports on selected initiatives

10:15 – 11:15 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

Southeast Asia Standing Committee

The Local Government Unit of Iriga City in collaboration with the UCLG ASPAC, aims to acknowledge the efforts of all the frontline workers from different sectors engaged in the unending battle against COVID -19. Moreover, the magic of volunteerism and people’s participation from the government to the community seems inaccessible due to restrictions hence, the ability to offer dynamic and unselfish service, and organise diverse active participation are somehow unexpected and heroic. Therefore, this event will showcase initiatives, best practices and inexplicable support services from the community. 

The meeting is held as part of the South East Asia Committee of UCLG ASPAC. It will also highlight the activities of the Committee including the ASEAN Mayors Forum.

10:15 – 11:15 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

Culture Committee

UCLG ASPAC Culture Committee was established in 2015 with the goal to promote culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region. 

It aims to influence policy formulation, facilitate knowledge sharing of cultural policies and exemplary practices, and establish an active culture network in the region. The works of Culture Committee focuses on five themes: Culture and Environment; Culture, Urban Planning and Public Space; Governance of Culture; Culture and Economy; and Heritage, Diversity, and Creativity.

10:15 – 11:15 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

South & Southwest Asia Standing Committee

The Committee of South and South-West Asia was formed to strengthen cooperation amongst members and partners in this sub-region. The Committee is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of UCLGASPAC’s activities in South and Southwest Asia. The work of the Committee will be coordinated via the New Delhi Office and in Islamabad Office which will be established in the first quarter of 2016.

11:30 – 12:30 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

Committee on Circular Economy

Committee on Circular Economy has aims for promotion & action towards circular pathways as an approach to sustainable, circular and just transition of member local authorities on UCLG ASPAC.

11:30 – 12:30 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

HDP Nexus Committee

There are two main implications of establishing HDP Nexus Committee under UCLG ASPAC. First, the implementation of HDP Nexus Committee will motivate the LGAs (Local Government Associations) or Institution’s members in the Asia-Pacific region to exchange knowledge and information on bilateral and multilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA). 

Second, building HDP Nexus Committee as a local government level platform in the Asia Pacific region will prompt the leader of each member local government and all key stakeholders to commit more seriously and play an active role in tackling urgent global challenges such as disaster, climate change, international conflicts, and many other humanitarian crises. This will not only help strengthen the capacity of each actor but also bring member countries practical results which address urgent global challenges across the HDP Nexus.

11:30 – 12:30 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

UCLG ASPAC Tourism Committee

The UCLG ASPAC Tourism Committee has established during the Executive Bureau Meeting on 9th September 2021. The Xi’an Municipal People’s Government initiates the Tourism Committee within UCLG ASPAC. Its members will be member cities and local governments of UCLG ASPAC, tourism cities along the Silk Road, and sister cities of Xi’an.

The principle of the Committee is to promote harmonious development, exchanges, and mutual learning of tourism, promote exchanges and cooperation between members and tourism cities along the Silk Road and promote the coordinated development, mutual benefit, and win-win situation and solutions of cultural tourism among cities. As known to all, tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It boosts economies and enables cities to thrive. Therefore, the Committee helps to ensure that tourism regains its position as a provider of decent jobs, stable incomes, and the protection of our cultural and natural heritage.

13:30 – 14:30 - GMT/UTC+9 (JST)

Financial Management Committee (invitation only)

This meeting is only for UCLG ASPAC Financial Management Committee Members.