Vientiane International Mayors Forum as Integral Part of the 10th Regional EST Forum in Asia - 15 Mar 2017The Vientiane International Mayors Forum will be organized on 15 March 2017 as an integral part of the Intergovernmental 10th Regional EST Forum in Asia, being led by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and UNCRD.
The main objective of the Vientiane International Mayors Forum is to provide an international platform for an exchange of experiences among Mayors and other Leaders of Local Governments on the implementation of local level policies and projects to enhance the achievement of Sustainable Cities, as envisaged for implementing the Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11) and other related Goals, as well as in line with the New Urban Agenda adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, in October last year.
The Mayors Forum will address range of sustainable urban development and management issues complimenting the SDGs, such as policies for achieving smart, resilient and low carbon cities, integrated planning for sustainable urban development, participatory planning, financing for SDG 11, conservation of cultural and natural heritage and provision of public space, and making cities more resilient. The participating Mayors and representatives of cities will be invited to sign the Addendum to Kyoto Declaration ~ For the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport ~ Towards Realizing Resilient, Smart and Liveable Cities in Asia.
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