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 Award Ceremony took place on 27 October 2016 in the City of Mexico, hosted by Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera, Chief Minister of the City of Mexico; Eduardo Vázquez Martín, Federal District Secretary on Culture for Mexico City and President of the International Jury and Ing. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, General Coordinator for International Affairs of the City of Mexico; and with the presence of the winners of the 2nd edition of the Award: Mr. Ousmane Hallé, Mayor of the City of Timbuktu (Mali); Mr. Guy Pilon, Mayor of the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion (Québec, Canada); Mr. Jon Hawkes; and Mrs. Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui.
The winners of the 2nd edition of the International Award UCLG - MEXICO CITY - Culture 21 are: