Uri Savir, President of the Glocal Forum

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Global Metro City
The Glocal Forum

Global Metro City The Glocal Forum is a non-profit organisation working to build a new relationship between the city and the global village with the aim of contributing to peace and development. (The 2004 annual conference)

Founded in 2001, the organisation encourages global powers to have broader respect for local powers and cultural diversity in a process defined as glocalisation. This is the basis for city-to-city project activity in fields critical for sustainable development and peace. The Glocal Forum brings together Mayors, international institutions, private sector leaders, citizens, and urban communities in a new glocal-local coalition of forces. Projects focus on socio-economic development, tourism, youth, sports, culture, media, and information technology through the involvement of civil societies. Innovative networking frameworks are created primarily through the organisation’s annual conference and multicultural events, while its think-tank is developing a set of policy recommendations that incorporate and forward the ideas of glocalisation. The Glocal Forum aims to create a more equitable balance between the global and the local through a new pattern of diplomacy – the diplomacy of cities.

The Glocal Forum is sponsored by a number of corporations, including MTG, Tele2, Millicom, and Metro International SA, the largest international provider of free print media in the world.

Based in Zurich, Switzerland, and working out of Rome, Italy, Global Metro City is headed by Israeli Ambassador Uri Savir, architect of the Oslo Peace Accords and current President of the Peres Center for Peace.

Ambassador Uri Savir has extensive experience as a senior career diplomat, serving as head of Israeli diplomacy in the critical years 1993-96 when he was the chief negotiator of the Middle East Oslo Accords. Later as a member of Israeli parliament, he was head of the sub-committee for foreign affairs and has now established two international non-profit organisations over which he presides today.

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