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Portrait of Anne Hidalgo

Anne Hidalgo

The first woman to be elected Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo took office in April 2014. Her agenda is focused on social inclusion, solidarity, citizen participation, sustainable development and innovation… essential topics in building the Paris of tomorrow.

Former labor inspector, she has occupied several positions in national and international organizations before becoming First Deputy Mayor of Paris (2001- 14), in charge of gender equality and later in charge of urban planning and architecture. She holds a Master’s degree in labour law from the Labour and Social Security Institute of Paris.

 

Since October 2013, she acts as Co-president of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and, since June 2014, President of the French speaking cities international organization (Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF).

 

After co-hosting the Climate Summit for Local Leaders in December 2015 with Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, she became Chair of the C40, the leading network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. In November 2016, she accepted Foreign Policy’s Green Diplomat of the Year Award on behalf of the organization.

 

Born in Spain, she is the mother of three children and married to Jean-Marc Germain, a Member of Parliament.

 

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