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30.09.2013

Mayor of Kitakyushu presented at UNOSD Symposium

Mr. Kenji Kitahashi, Mayor of Kitakyushu, ICLEI member city in Japan presented their experience of overcoming severe pollution at the International Symposium on Sustainable Cities: Empowering Local Governments through Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing which was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 26 to 28 September 2013 by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD).

The symposium took advantage of the 'Incheon Sister and Friendly Cities Conference' which took place also in Incheon on 28 September 2013 and was attended by around 70 people including officials from various local governments around the world, UN and multilateral development banks. Mr. Bataa Nyamaa, Vice Mayor of Ulaanbaatar City and Mr. Yoshiichi Kishimoto, Director General of Kobe City also participated in the symposium.

Through this symposium, UNOSD sought to share good practices and lessons learned about how to foster sustainable cities and to identify critical areas in which further capacity building is inevitable: planning urban development for a sustainable future; meeting water and sanitation needs in urban areas; powering urban economic growth; managing urban transport; Addressing poverty through slum upgrading.


 
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