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NEAR Secretariat Participates in the 5th WeGO General Assembly by WeGO on October 182021-10-20

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On Monday, October 18, the NEAR Secretariat participated online in the 5th WeGO General Assembly hosted by the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO). The theme was “New Normal with Smart Sustainable Solutions for All.”



In the opening ceremony, Mayor of Seoul and WeGO Chair Oh Se-hoon delivered an opening speech, followed by congratulatory remarks by Mayor of São Paulo Ricardo Nunes and Deputy Governor of Bangkok Kriangyos Sudlabha. Also, UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif gave a keynote speech.


In the main session, Paik Ji-ah, Ambassador for International Relations at the Seoul Metropolitan Government, and Park Jung-sook, the Secretary General of WeGO, served as the chair and the moderator respectively. There, a total of seven agenda items were approved, including “WeGO 2030 Masterplan” and “Selection of the Host City of the 6th General Assembly.”


WeGO is the first international association of cities and corporations in the field of Smart City. It strives for the development of sustainable cities and aims to narrow the digital divide. As of 2021, WeGO has 213 members around the globe.