Opening Plenary

May 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

National Urban Policy (NUP) has been recognized as an essential tool to harness the dynamics of urbanization and to implement the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, among other global agreements.

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, and Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, will open the Conference and will highlight the importance of a collaborative approach to promote NUP in order to facilitate the implementation of a global urban agenda for sustainable development. High level representatives of the Minister – French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and Cities Alliance will continue the discussion with their views and experiences on NUP process.

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