The shortlist of 25 mayors for the 2023 World Mayor Prize was announced on 19 July 2023.
Kizo Hisamoto, the City of Kobe was shortlisted for this award, which is given to a mayor and their cities that value friendship and partnership and work with domestic and international cities.
The theme of this year’s Prize and Awards was ‘Mayor who promoted peace and prosperity through friendships and partnerships as well as working with towns and cities at home and across borders. Urban7 (U7)‘s activities calling for peace initiatives was also recognised.
The list of ten finalists will be announced at the end of October 2023, and the 2023 World Mayor Prize and Awards will be announced by the end of this year.
For more information, see the official website.