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Achieving the Global Goals Through Local and Regional Government Actions
September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This virtual event consists of an hour and a half discussion on the actions of local and regional governments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It will feature high-level representatives who will discuss ways they are working to meet the 2030 Agenda while managing challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. These representatives will also provide highlights from their 2020 Voluntary Local Reviews. Civil society and private sector speakers will also explore the importance of partnerships between these sectors and governments to ensure no one is left behind.
Penny Abeywardena – Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York
Helder Barbalho – Governor, State of Pará, Brazil
Joe Anderson, OBE – Mayor, City of Liverpool, England
Mohammed Adjei Sowah – Mayor, City of Accra, Ghana
Sōichirō Takashima – Mayor, City of Fukuoka, Japan
Luiz Alvaro Salles Aguiar de Menezes – Secretary of International Affairs, City of São Paulo, Brazil
John Frank – Vice President, UN Affairs, Microsoft
Aissata M.B. Camara – Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, City of New York
Oneika Pryce – Strategic Relationships Associate, City of New York