The world is facing a series of interconnected crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and conflicts. In 2020-2022, the UN Regional Economic Commissions (RECs), in collaboration with UN-HABITAT and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) supported 16 pilot cities globally to strengthen their capacities to design, implement and monitor sustainable, resilient and inclusive COVID-19 economic and financial responses, recovery and rebuilding plans as part of a joint project which was supported by the United Nations Development Account.
As a follow-up to this successful cooperation, all RECs and UN-Habitat in cooperation with the Global Cities Hub will work together during 2023-2025 to provide more focused support to cities to implement inclusive and resilient economic and financial responses to crises. The new project will support five pilot cities, focusing on urban resilience in the context of the various crises. The project will be implemented in cooperation with relevant knowledge networks, first of all, the Making Cities Resilient 2030 Initiative, led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
The side event will serve as a launch for the new project. It will include a presentation of the proposed methodology and planned project activities.
- Dmitry Mariyasin, Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE
- Curt Garrigan, Chief of Sustainable Urban Development Section, UN ESCAP
- Esteban Leon, UN-Habitat
- Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, Social Affairs Officer, UN ESCWA
- Diego Aulestia, Head, Human Settlements Unit, UN ECLAC
- Jalal Abdel-Latif, Head, Governance and Human Security Cluster, UNECA
- Daniel Platz, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, UN DESA
- Tetsuro Fujisaki, Project Coordinator, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan
Moderated by Anh Thu Duong, Co-Director, Global Cities Hub