The 56th General Assembly of the Arab Towns Organization (ATO) took place in Amman on 24 and 25th June with the representation of cities coming from all countries in the region.
During this event the Mayor of Amman officially joined the Mobility Champion Community, in the presence of H.E. Ahmad Al Subaih, President of the Arab Towns Organization, Emilia Saiz, Secretary General of UCLG, and Ayman Smadi, Director of UITP MENA. The development of a sound public transportation system was presented as a critical priority for Amman. In this regard the Mayor of Amman, Yousef Shawarbeh highlighted that mobility and public transport are key to ensure security of people while living in their city, and emphasized that sustainable development should be conceived as a service for the citizenship.
The Mobility Champions Community is the first global platform of city leaders taking concrete action to collaborate in leading the transition in urban mobility. It builds on the capacity and hands-on experience of UCLG and UITP Members, galvanized in the UCLG Community of Practice on Mobility and UITP Committees, respectively, to strengthen global advocacy for sustainable mobility.