Opening plenary - The era of strong local government: recalling the Spirit of Habitat II

Opening plenary - The era of strong local government: recalling the Spirit of Habitat II

12 october
14.45 to 16.15
Venue: 
Grand Salon

Description

Local and regional governments have called for the New Urban Agenda to recover the spirit of Habitat II, which acknowledged local governments as “the closest partner” of UN-Habitat and “essential” to the implementation of the Urban Agenda. Why are local and regional governments in a unique position to promote the well-being of all? In what ways do they need to be strengthened in the different regions of the world? 

 

Moderator

Darcy Marie Quinn Reyes

Journalist

Speakers

Joan
Clos
Secretary-General of Habitat III, Executive Director of UN-Habitat
Ilsur
Metshin
Mayor of Kazan, Co-President of UCLG
Enrique
Peñalosa Londoño
Mayor of Bogotá
Clare
Short
Chair of the Management Board of Cities Alliance
Kadir
Topbaş
President of UCLG, Mayor of Istanbul