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  • Seoul: UN-ESCAP ‘C2C AWARD’

  • Integrated News SMG 2312

    Seoul was awarded a prize in the category of “C2C (City-to-City Cooperation) AWARD” by UN-ESCAP (the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) on Wednesday (11th), acknowledging its intercity policy exchange efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.

    The “C2C (City-to-City Cooperation) Award” is a prize judged by UN-ESCAP, and one awarded to the Citynet member that plays a leading role in cooperative intercity projects. Citynet, established 25 years ago, is a meeting of Local Governments in the Asia-Pacific region and connected organizations targeted at Citynet member cities recommended from a total of 5 categories. Seoul was awarded Citynet’s ‘Service Contribution’ prize for its long-standing contribution services in business activities. For this C2C AWARD, Seoul was said to have been evaluated highly for endeavoring to reach high levels of national and intercity cooperation in a constant drive to solve city problems. Seoul joined Citynet as a member city in 1989, and since then, has gained vast experience in city development. From this standpoint, Seoul supported Asia-Pacific city development, stable housing, traffic, and construction infrastructure businesses.

    The “C2C Award” was awarded on the 11th (time of writing) at the 29th Session of the Executive Committee on Citynet’s 25th anniversary, with a total of around 100 Citynet member cities and organizations in attendance. Seoul was especially invited to be Citynet’s new secretariat at the last ‘6th general meeting’ held in Yokohama in 2009, and it was decided that it will host the general meeting in 2013. The future outlook is for Seoul to become the center of intercity cooperation for solving city problems as a key member of Citynet.