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World Cities Day 2014 : Leading Urban Transformations

October 31, 2014 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


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What : On the occasion of World Cities Day, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, The Permanent Mission of Italy, the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) are organizing an interactive discussion between international organizations, governments, mayors and civil society representatives on the need to pursue people-centered urbanization and manage social inclusion and diversity in today’s cities. The event aims at sharing ideas on how to enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and how to empower migrants for effective integration in cities.

Who : Opening remarks by Mrs. Maria Emma Meja Velez, VP of ECOSOC , President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (tbc), The UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi, The PR of Italy , Ambassador Liu Jieyi, the PR of China. A panel of experts will lead the discussions after the opening segment.

When : Friday, 31 October, 2014 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Where : ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Event is open to the media. See attached Programme and concept note.

For more information, contact Ms. Francesca De Ferrari (deferrari@un.org) and go to http://unhabitat.org/wcd/


October 31, 2014
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY 10017 United States