3rd edition 2017-2018

The objective of the International Award 'UCLG – MEXICO CITY – Culture 21' is, to recognise leading cities and individuals that have distinguished themselves through their contribution to culture as a key dimension in sustainable cities.

The International Award 'UCLG – MEXICO CITY – Culture 21' has two categories: the City / Local or Regional Government Award, which recognises a city, local or regional government the cultural policy of which has contributed significantly to linking the values of culture (heritage, diversity, creativity and transmission of knowledge) with democratic governance, citizen participation and sustainable development, and the Individual Award, which recognises an internationally renowned individual who has made a funda­mental contribution to the relationship between culture and sustainable development.

The Rules of the International Award 'UCLG – MEXICO CITY – Culture 21' are available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian.

Category "Individual" 3rd edition 2017-2018

Category "City" 3rd edition 2017-2018


The award will recognise an original policy, programme or project that explicitly includes the principles of Agenda 21 for culture. The action awarded should count on, at least, two years of execution and have documented proof of the impact and the successes achieved. 

A city, local or regional government will only be able to present one bid. 

99 participated to this edition of the Award:


The Jury of the 3rd edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico City - Culture 21 is made up of the following five members, all of whom are prestigious international experts with impeccable trajectories in the cultural field: Farida Shaheed (president of the Jury); Catherine Cullen; Lucina Jiménez; Eduardo Nivón and Eduardo Vázquez Martín.

  • Farida Shaheed
    Farida Shaheed is a Pakistani sociologist and former and first-ever UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights.
  • Catherine Cullen
    Catherine Cullen is Special Advisor on Culture and Sustainable Cities and former president of UCLG Committee on Culture.
  • Lucina Jiménez
    Lucina Jiménez is an expert of UCLG Committee on Culture and the current director of Conarte.
  • Eduardo Nivón Bolán
    Eduardo Nivón Bolán is a lecturer at the Department of Anthropology of the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico City
  • Eduardo Vázquez Martín
    Eduardo Vázquez Martín is a poet, a cultural promoter, a publisher and a journalist, and the current Secretary for Culture of Mexico City

See below the document of presentation of the International Jury of the 3rd edition of the Award.

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    Presentation document of the International Jury
    3rd edition of the International Award UCLG - Mexico - City