Meeting of the Committee on Local Authorities of the Socialist International, Mexico City

23-24 July 2001

The Committee on Local Authorities of the SociaIist International convened in Mexico City on 23 and 24 July.

The meeting, which was hosted by the Party of Democratic Revolution (PRD) and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was chaired by Hermes Binner (Mayor of Rosario, Argentina, PSP), Chair of the Committee.

More than forty delegates, including mayors and local authority representatives from Africa, Europe and Latin America, discussed themes which included a Charter for cities governed by socialists, indicators of the quality of urban life, and the fiscal autonomy of cities.

The Committee gave special attention to preparations for the III World Conference of Mayors of the Socialist International which will take place in Athens in November.

The Committee issued the Declaration of Mexico.