Querétaro will host the Latin American Learning Cities Forum


Luis Nava thanked for having considered the capital as the venue for this meeting of mayors and governors of up to 32 sister cities, from eight Latin American countries.

Querétaro, February 16, 2023.- The municipal president of Querétaro, Luis Bernardo Nava Guerrero, announced that the city will host the Forum “Learning Cities of Latin America”, which will be held from February 22 to 24, in the Querétaro Congress Center.

The city of Querétaro received the appointment as City of Learning, by UNESCO, at the end of last year; derived from joint work between the government and civil society.

In this sense, Luis Nava thanked the capital for having considered the venue for this meeting of mayors and rulers of up to 32 sister cities, from eight Latin American countries.

“For three days we will host dialogue, reflection and the exchange of good practices, around central themes, such as global citizenship and sustainable development,” he said.

Likewise, Luis Nava indicated that, as special guests, representatives of seven cities from the Republic of Korea will come. This information, he said, will serve the capital to share experiences and good practices applied in other cities around the world.

“Being part of this network and holding this forum will allow us to connect with other cities in the world, to exchange experiences, and build alliances in favor of our families. We invite civil society to participate, to join”, he said.

For his part, the Secretary of Human and Social Development, Arturo Torres Gutiérrez, recalled that the municipality will share its good public policies in favor of promoting learning in children, adults, and the elderly, through multiple programs.

He explained that the topics to be addressed are Learning Cities in Latin America; Effective Education Policies for Peace; Conflict and Strategies in Latin America and Learning Programs.

Likewise, Arturo Torres pointed out that resources will be managed with UNESCO through a budget contest in which a project will be built, together with authorities from Medellín Colombia, to access this resource.

“We are participating so that we can have a resource through a project that is presented at the end of this year, and that can be evaluated by UNESCO to access international resources. There would be two cities presenting this proposal, the idea is that we can work with Medellín Colombia, so that together we can present this project,” he said.

Finally, he stated that for the international forum Learning Cities, attendance can be registered online on the digital platforms of the municipality of Querétaro.

Source: Diario Rotativo