Iloilo City to host UEA Summit in 2015

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Friday, August 1, 2014


ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has announced the hosting of the city for the Urban Environmental Accord (UEA) Summit slated two weeks before the Ministerial Meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) on September 2015.

Mabilog said the UEA Summit is participated by more than 200 cities all over the world in encouraging environmental protection and preservation of urban centers. The last summit was held in Texas, United States of America in 2013.

The city environment and natural resources office is in charge of preparations for the UEA Summit in 2015 as a dryrun for the APEC hosting.

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The Apec 2015 national organizing council has chosen Iloilo City to host the SME Ministerial Meeting slated on September 21-25, 2015 to be participated by more than 700 delegates from 21 countries in Asia.

Iloilo City will also host the Apec Food Security and the Blue Economy Meeting on October 4-6, 2015 to be participated by more than 900 international delegates. (LCP)

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