Live Session: The Utility of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) in COVID-19 Management and Recovery for Local Governments

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Date(s) - 07/17/2020
6:00 am PDT - 7:00 am PDT


A web-based even in support of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development

When:  Friday, July 17th ,2020 at 9:00AM to 10:00AM (EST)

This virtual event brings together representatives from subnational governments to explore key outcomes and lessons learned from their 2020 Voluntary Local Reviews. Panelists will also use the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Voluntary Local Review to discuss strategies for addressing the challenges of COVID-19 and building a more equitable and sustainable future on the local level.


Keynote Remarks by:

Maimunah Mohd Sharif| Executive Director, UN-Habitat



Penny Abeywardena|Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York

Jan Vapaavuori|Mayor, City of Helsinki, Finland

Minna Arve|Mayor, City of Turku, Finland

Luiz Alvaro|Secretary of International Affairs, São Paulo, Brazil 

Francisco Resnicoff|Undersecretary of International Relations, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ville Taajamaa|Project Manager, City of Espoo, Finland

Emilia Saiz |Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments

Kaysie Brown|Vice President for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, UN Foundation

Tony Pipa|Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings 

Aissata M.B. Camara|Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York

Oneika Pryce|Strategic Relationships Associate, City of New York

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