The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) is convening the Forum of Mayors 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event is part of the UNECE Sustainable Cities Week.
The Forum of Mayors, the first of its kind, builds upon the successful organization by UNECE of the Day of Cities on 8 April 2019 in Geneva, which brought together mayors to share best practices and develop a vision for urban development. The Forum of Mayors convenes under the theme ‘City action for a resilient future: Strengthening local government preparedness and response to emergencies and the impact of disasters and climate change,’ and will bring together city leaders from all over the world to discuss up-to-date challenges for urban sustainability. The meeting will address the economic and financial aspects of local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as local solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Forum of Mayors will be held on 6 October 2020 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Sustainable Cities Week running from 5-9 October also includes a day devoted to SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), the 81st Session of the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management, and an annual meeting on Sustainable Smart Cities.