Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis Travels to Paris

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 25, 2013


Special Representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs Reta Jo Lewis will travel to Paris, France, January 28-February 1, to promote subnational engagement.

Special Representative Lewis will participate in the Global Conference of Local Elected Women; “Gender Equality, a Priority for Global Development,” which will be attended by over 300 local elected women from around the world. The Conference is being co-sponsored by the City of Paris and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government. Special Representative Lewis will serve on the Conference’s opening roundtable discussion, “Participation of Women in Local Decision-Making,” on January 31.

While in Paris, Special Representative Lewis also will meet with local elected officials and the UCLG leadership team.

For updates, follow Special Representative Lewis on Twitter at @RetaJoAtState.



PRN: 2013/0067