Virtual Event: Green Cities to Build Back Better for SDGs – A New Powerful Venture
FAO is hosting “Green cities to build back better for SDGs - A new powerful venture”, to be held on the occasion of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The virtual event will launch the “FAO Green Cities Action Programme”, a new initiative focusing on small, intermediate and metropolitan cities that aims to improve people’s wellbeing through increased availability of and access to products and services provided by green spaces, including urban and peri-urban forestry, agriculture and by sustainable food systems. The High-Level event will kick-off a dialogue with key actors at national and international level and will be an opportunity to call on cities, donors and partners to join the initiative.
"FAO’s vision for Green Cities and innovation" – Mr QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO
Mr Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly tbc
Mr Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme
Testimonials from cities:
Mr Wen Guohui, Mayor of Guangzhou (People’s Republic of China) Video message
Mr Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan (Italy) Video message
Mr Lucsonne Janvier, Mayor of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) tbc
Mr Manuel de Araujo, Mayor of Quelimane (Mozambique)
Ms Souad Abderrahim, Mayor of Tunis (Tunisia)
Call for action and supporting statements:
Ms Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO
Mr QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO
The event will be moderated by Ms Lana Wong, award-winning communicator (Moderate the Panel), and broadcast live with simultaneous interpretation in Chinese, English, French and Spanish.
To register for the event, please click here.