UCLG-MEWA Secretary General Dr. Mehmet Duman held a set of meetings in Balıkesir on 5-6 July. Secretary General held a bilateral meeting with Yücel Yılmaz, Mayor of Balıkesir , UCLG Vice President and Ambassador for the Pact for the Future. After the meeting, Yücel Yılmaz signed Trabzon Resilience Declaration.
Trabzon Resilience Declaration (TRD) is a political document that is a commitment to increase the resilience of cities. The Declaration addresses the resilience of cities from multiple perspectives and is built on social, cultural and financial pillars. The TRD was signed with the participation of many mayors from the Middle East and West Asia Region at the UCLG-MEWA Resilience Forum & Executive Bureau Meeting held on June 21-23 with the contributions of Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality.
WALD Academy Director Hülya Alper and UNDP Türkiye Resident Representative Louisa Vinton also took part in the visit.