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WORLD MAYOR 2021
– Finalists 2021
- Shortlist 2021
- Longlist 2021
- Selection criteria
- Covid-19
- World Mayor history
- World Mayor Prize
- Poverty
- Code of Ethics

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- Mayor of Amsterdam
- Mayor of Ankara
- Mayor of Arnhem
- Mayor of Bergamo
- Mayor of Bogotá
- Mayor of Braga
- Mayor of Bratislava
- Mayor of Buenos Aires
- Mayor of Carmignano
- Mayor of Cascais
- Mayor of Compton
- Mayor of Dantumadiel
- Mayor of Freetown
- Mayor of Grenoble
- Mayor of Grigny
- Mayor of Guarulhos
- Mayor of Kuala Lumpur
- Mayor of Mannheim
- Mayor of Mexico City
- Mayor of Milan
- Mayor of Raqqa
- Mayor of Rostock
- Mayor of Rotterdam
- Mayor of Saint-Omer
- Mayor of San Bellino
- Mayor of Villa del Conte
- Mayor of Warsaw



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Stronger cities

Cities have to be given and acquire the resources, knowledge and expertise to protect their citizens against any threats. Civic authorities must be able to maintain and strenghten the physical, economic and social infrastructures of their communities as there will be other crises.

Fairer cities

To make cities more resilient, their societies have to become more equal. The Covid-19 crisis has shown that disadvantaged groups of society suffered disproportionally. Socially and economically divided communities are less able to act as one and are more vulnerable.

Grenner cities

A healthy, humane environment is essential for people’s well being. Lofty long-term goals are not enough. Cities should every year conduct ‘green audits’ to measure environmental improvements. Mayors should be willing to give citizens a say in developments of their cities.



World Mayor 2021
Stronger | Fairer | Greener

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World Mayor honours 2021
The winners of the 2021 World Mayor Prize and World Mayor Awards will be announced on 14 September 2021. In addition to presenting the bi-annual World Mayor Prize, the City Mayors Foundation, the organisers of the World Project, will honour four mayors for their achievements in fields such sustainable development, international cooperation, social and economic integration as well as fostering solidarity among citizens. The 2021 World Mayor Project will also recognise the work done by mayors from smaller communities. A special jury award will be conferred on a mayor for perseverance in the face of utmost adversity. FULL DETAILS


World Mayor finalists 2021
(Alphabetically by cities) FULL DETAILS

Braga Mayor Ricardo Rio
Mayor Mansur Yavas
Ankara
Turkey
Mayor Claudia Lopez
Bogotá
Colombia
Mayor Ricardo Rio
Braga
Portugal
Mayor Matús Vallo
Bratislava
Slovakia
Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Freetown
Sierra Leone
Mayor Philippe Rio
Grigny
France
Mayor Peter Kurz
Mannheim
Germany
Mayor Leila Mustapha
Raqqa
Syria
San Bellino Mayor
Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb
Rotterdam
Netherlands
Mayor François Decoster
Saint-Omer
France
Mayor Aldo D'Achille
San Bellino
Italy
Mayor Antonella Argenti
Villa del Conte
Italy


The World Mayor Project since 2004
The City Mayors Foundation has awarded The World Mayor Prize and Commendations since 2004. Every two years, the World Mayor Project features some of the world’s most outstanding mayors, mayors who have served their fellow citizens with integrity, courage and diligence. Since 2016, the World Mayor Project has addressed some of the big issues of our time: The refugee crisis (2016); The underrepresentation of women in local government (2018); Cities during COVID (2021). The 2021 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be presented to mayors who have shown outstanding leadership during the COVID pandemic and who now believe cities need to become more resilient economically, structurally, socially and environmentally. Mayors to be considered for the World Mayor Prize are not selected by a jury but nominated and supported by people from cities around the world. 2021 Shortlist.


World Mayor 2021: Mayors wanted
for Stronger | Fairer | Greener cities

The World Mayor Project 2021 proposes to honour mayors whose leadership during the COVID pandemic has provided their communities with protection and assurance. We are looking for mayors who showed outstanding management and social skills but also, and more importantly, acted at all times with compassion towards those most affected by Covid-19.

But looking back is not enough. All cities, of whatever size, wherever they are, and irrespective of the severity with which they were hit by COVID, must become more resilient - structurally, economically, socially and environmentally. World Mayor 2021 wishes to honour mayors who understand the challenges ahead and are preparing to meet them.

Cities must become stronger and better prepared to deal with unexpected challenges. We expect candidates for the World Mayor Prize to demonstrate effective strategies to make their cities more resourceful and resilient in the future.

Cities must also become fairer. Socially and economically divided communities are less able to unite behind a common cause and are thus more fragile and vulnerable. World Mayor is looking for mayors who work towards greater equality and fairness and instil a sense of solidarity across their communities. Mayors should also be willing to share some of their powers with the people they are elected to serve.

Cities must become greener. A healthy environment is essential for people’s well being. Lofty long-term goals are not enough. New developments have to serve the interest of all, not just a few. World Mayor will acclaim mayors who every year conduct a ‘green audit’ to measure environmental improvements.


Code of Ethics
for city leaders

The City Mayors Foundation and the World Mayor Project were established in 2003 to promote, encourage and facilitate good local government. To strengthen local government further, a Code of Ethics for city leaders, who wish to perform their duties beyond all reproach, has been devised. MORE


World Mayor Prize sculpture
shows courage and conviction

City Mayors commissioned French artist Manuel Ferrari to design a sculpture that was as unique as the city of the winning mayor. City Mayors' senior fellow, Tann vom Hove, said: “We asked Manuel Ferrari to produce a design that shows what an inspirational mayor can achieve if he builds on strong foundations.” MORE



ABOUT WORLD MAYOR
The World Mayor Project was conceived in 2004 to raise the profile of mayors worldwide and honour those who have served their communities well. The Honours are awarded to mayors who have worked for the benefit of all citizens, irrespective of race, gender, religion, politics or legal status. Winners of the World Mayor Prize since 2004: Edi Rama, Tirana; Dora Bakoyannis, Athens; John So, Melbourne; Helen Zille, Cape Town; Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City; Iñaki Azkuna, Bilbao; Naheed Nenshi, Calgary; Bart Somers, Mechelen; Valeria Mancinelli, Ancona.