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World Mayor 2020
Mayors fighting Poverty
In 2020, as in previous years, the World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be awarded to mayors who have made outstanding and long-lasting contributions to the well being of their communities. This year, the City Mayors Foundation, the organisers of the World Mayor Project, is looking for mayors who have made the relief of poverty one of their top priorities. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different causes of poverty. Easing poverty in cities, towns and villages requires an understanding of its causes and a passionate desire to find solutions.

In the time of the CoronaVirus
As the CoronaVirus races across the world, many cities, towns and smaller communities have never faced a greater challenge. While governments and other national institutions have developed strategies and established the legal frameworks to combat the Virus (COVID-19), it is at local level where the consequences of the pandemic are felt strongest and have primarily to be dealt with.

In recognition of the extraordinary demands many city leaders in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas are confronted with, the 2020 World Mayor Project will honour mayors who have performed exceptionally to protect their citizens and communities from the effects of the CoronaVirus pandemic.

Please nominate a mayor who has shown great leadership during the CoronaVirus crisis for the 2020 World Mayor Prize. NOMINATION FORM

The World Mayor Project invites you to nominate mayors who find poverty unacceptable and have an action programme in place to alleviate its immediate effects. Your candidate for the World Mayor Honours will also have conceived policies and concepts to reduce poverty, neglect, isolation and inequality long-term.

We are looking for mayors from communities of all sizes and invite nominations from all parts of the world.

PLEASE NOMINATE YOUR CANDIDATE FOR WORLD MAYOR 2020

During the course of 2020, the World Mayor Project will feature mayors who have first-hand knowledge of the misery material poverty, social isolation and general neglect causes to adults, young people and children. The chosen mayors also understand that prolonged poverty and growing inequality harms the social fabric of communities, be they cities, towns or villages.

Mayors to be considered for the World Mayor Honours will also have show that they have a commitment to building a long term strategy to tackle and reduce poverty by creating successful partnership arrangements with community groups, public and voluntary education, health, environment, housing services and businesses.

Mayors to be considered for the World Mayor Honours will also have shown that they regard all local residents, including the poor and the vulnerable, as valuable members of their communities. Mayors will not tolerate any form of discrimination against people who have little. Mayors will ensure their rights in society and protect their dignity.

Above all, the organisers of World Mayor 2020 wish to hear from you about mayors who, together with their teams, have a proven track record of supporting the disadvantaged in their communities and who have developed concepts that could be emulated by other cities.


Mayors can help with the causes
and consequences of poverty

There is no universal solution to dealing with poverty. Deprivation, neglect and inequality take many forms. They affect communities and individuals in hundreds of different ways. The following selection lists just a few areas where Mayors fighting Poverty and their administrations can make a difference.

• Acute and generational poverty
• Child poverty
• Hardship caused by events – natural or man-made
• Crime and drug dealing
• Homelessness and overcrowding
• Loneliness among the elderly and other isolated groups of people
• Economic exploitation of women
• Violence against women and girls
• Economic exploitation of children
• Lack of security for other vulnerable groups of people
• Lack of access to education for disadvantaged children
• Lack of access to adult education
• Lack of job opportunities for young adults and people with low skills
• Lack of basic domestic amenities
• Lack of access to health care
• Lack of access to clean water and sanitation
• Lack of access to telecommunication and transport
• Lack of access to leisure facilities
• Lack of support for single-parent families
• Lack of emergency shelters and food
• Lack of help to refugees and other groups of immigrants


Some of the qualities mayors should possess
to be considered for the World Mayor Prize

Mayors to be considered for the World Mayor Honours will also possess most of the following qualities

• Competence in managing the day-to-day affairs of their cities
• Acumen of financial, business and economic affairs
• Honesty and integrity in decision-making
• Repugnance for using the office of mayor for self-enrichment
• Fairness in dealing with the varied needs and concerns of citizens
• Ability and ambition to be a mayor for all citizens, irrespective of their cultural, racial or social backgrounds and political beliefs
• Passion for fostering tolerance and amity among different communities
• Belief in working together with other cities, nationally and internationally
• Vision for a city that provides future generations of citizens with prosperity, safety and happiness
• Conviction that protecting and enhancing the environment is not optional but an absolute must
• Caring for disadvantaged groups of citizens
• Agreement to the City Mayors’ Code of Ethics

PLEASE NOMINATE YOUR CANDIDATE FOR WORLD MAYOR 2020