WORLD MAYOR 2016
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WORLD MAYOR 2016
• Shortlist 2016
• Longlist 2016
• Code of Ethics
• World Mayor Prize
• World Mayor History

• Raison d'être

TESTIMONIALS
• Mayor of Aleppo
• Mayor of Amstelveen
• Mayor of Athens
• Mayor of Cologne
• Mayor of Gdansk
• Mayor of Grande-Synthe
• Mayor of Hettstedt
• Mayor of Lahr
• Mayor of Lampedusa
• Mayor of Lesbos
• Mayor of Mechelen
• Mayor of Philadelphia
• Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd

ESSAYS BY
• Mayor of Aleppo
• Mayor of Amstelveen
• Mayor of Athens
• Mayor of Gdansk
• Mayor of Lahr
• Mayor of Mechelen
• Mayor of Schwäbisch Gmünd



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The winner of the 2016 World Mayor Prize and other results will be announced on
14 February 2017



World Mayor 2016
Mayors with Courage
Compassion and
Competence sought

Without migration, the world as we know it would not exist. The first humans would not have left Africa, trade and industry would not have flourished, and today’s civilisations and religions would not have developed. All the world’s great cities have benefited from migrants, whose perseverance in the face of hardship and often prejudice has created the civic societies that we value and enjoy today.
 
The 2016 World Mayor Prize will be conferred to a mayor who has accepted the challenges posed by migration but is also convinced of its longterm benefits. He or she will be leading a city where past and/or more recent immigrants have contributed to the city’s society, economy and culture. The City Mayors Foundation, the organiser of the biennial World Mayor Project, will also consider a mayor for the Prize whose community has shown exceptional resilience during the recent arrivals from disaster-torn regions of the world.

The winner of the 2016 World Mayor Prize and
other results will be announced on 14 February 2017


The City Mayors Foundation is looking for mayors who have recognised that people, whatever their origin, status or background, are the greatest capital the world has to offer. This year’s World Mayor Project has identified mayors whose cities have done the most to welcome immigrants and have used their skills to enrich and diversify society culturally, economically and socially.
 
At a time when there are some 60 million refugees worldwide, mayors to be considered for the World Mayor honours will also need to have shown compassion, courage and competence. Compassion for people who have travelled great distances to find safety. Courage to fight prejudice even in the face of unpopularity. Competence to leverage the value and potential each person offers society.
 
The City Mayors Foundation has shortlisted 15 exceptional mayors who have demonstrated these qualities.

You are now invited to support your favourite candidate for this year's World Mayor Prize. When voting for him or her please also outline the mayor’s qualities and perhaps give information of the success of his/her city in integrating immigrants in the past and supporting more recent newcomers. You may also provide examples of contributions made by immigrants and challenges faced and mastered by towns and cities.

By taking part in the 2016 World Mayor Project you are also recognising the efforts and sacrifices made by towns and cities as well as by many smaller communities.

For your information: The World Mayor Project, organised by the philanthropic City Mayors Foundation since 2004, has no connection with any city or organisation and is run on strictly non-commercial lines. Sponsorships, advertising, subscriptions, donations or any other kind of revenue are NOT sought and will be rejected, if offered.

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