The multidimensional nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on the world’s cities, raising fundamental questions about sustainable social, cultural, economic, and environmental urban development.
In an attempt to answer some of these questions, the UNESCO Cities Platform (UCP) will host an online event on Thursday, 25 June, from 13:30 to 17:00 (CEST), during which a broad spectrum of participants – including mayors, local policy-makers, professionals and practitioners, NGOs and international institutions – will present strategies for mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and building sustainable and resilient cities of tomorrow. The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), coordinated by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, will be represented by three cities: Swansea (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Manizales (Colombia), and Wuhan (People’s Republic of China).
UCP, a collaboration of UNESCO's eight city networks and programmes in the areas of education, culture, sciences, and communication, has a comprehensive and transversal approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the urban context. The event is open to all interested stakeholders. It will be held in English and French with simultaneous interpretation in the two languages.
To join the meeting, read the concept note and preview the event agenda, click here.