21st-Century Maritime Cooperation Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) is a standing committee of United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (hereinafter referred to as UCLG ASPAC), jointly initiated by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Fuzhou Municipal People’s Government. It was established after approval in April 2017 at the UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau Meeting held in Catbalogan, the Philippines. It is a non-profit international organization composed of the members of UCLG and other cities and organizations that accept the Charter of the Committee. The site and the secretariat of the Committee shall be permanently located in Fuzhou, Fujian, China.
In May, 2022, the Second General Assembly of 21st-Century Maritime Cooperation Committee was held in Fuzhou in a hybrid form. At the assembly, members of the Committee adopted the revised Charter of the Committee, and elected the new President, Co-Presidents and Secretary General for 2022 - 2025. The Council of the Committee was established, and new members and advisers of the Committee were announced. The Committee’s work progress and plans for the future were reported. In the thematic activity during the assembly, participants reviewed the Committee’s 5-year development, and the awards for “Most Active Committee Members” and “Advisers with Outstanding Contributions” were presented.