Urban 20 (U20)
The U20 is a city diplomacy initiative established on December 12, 2017, by the Mayor of Buenos Aires and the Mayor of Paris, who was the Chair of the C40 Group at that time, in collaboration with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Based on the recognition that cities play an important role in creating a sustainable and inclusive world, U20 brings together major cities from G20 member states to discuss global challenges, form a common position and produce recommendations for consideration by the G20. Tokyo joined the U20 on January 24, 2018.The U20 is one of the G20 Engagement Groups.
Fourth Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit (in Rome, Italy, September 3, 2021)
With Italy assuming the 2021 G20 Presidency, the fourth U20 Mayors Summit was held in Rome on September 3 as a hybrid conference with online and in-person participation, and the communiqué was delivered as a message to the G20.
U20 Releases Communiqué for Proposal to the G20 (June 17, 2021)
The U20 co-chairs Rome and Milan of Italy, which holds the presidency of the G20 in 2021, summarized the experiences and views of the U20 participating cities concerning the challenges they face, and released this as a communiqué for delivery to the G20. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government also signed this communiqué as a participant of the U20.
Third Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit (in Riyadh, September 30- October 2, 2020)
With the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assuming the 2020 G20 Presidency, Tokyo transferred the U20 Chairmanship to the capital of the Kingdom, Riyadh, on December 1, 2019. The third U20 Mayors Summit was held virtually by Riyadh on September 30-October 2, 2020. The communiqué was released and handed over to the G20 on the final day of the Summit.
Second Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit (in Tokyo, May 20-22, 2019)
While Japan held the 2019 G20 Presidency, Tokyo served as the 2019 U20 chair city and hosted the U20 Mayors Summit. Mayors of participating cities were invited to the U20 Mayors Summit to discuss issues common to global cities, and delivered the communiqué to Abe Shinzo, Prime Minister of Japan.
-Theme 1) Climate Action 2) Social Inclusion and Integration 3) Sustainable Economic Growth
(U20 Press Announcement) (Visit to the Prime Minister's Office)
First Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit (in Buenos Aires,October 29-30, 2018)
◆Key documents of the first Urban 20 Mayors Summit
> White Papers
2. Building open transparent responsive and inclusive cities(PDF:12.2MB)