The 'Forum of Mayors' will be organized on the first day of the annual meeting of the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management.
The 2020 Forum was originally expected to focus on the theme, 'Climate Actions in Cities'. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme was adjusted to, 'City action for a resilient future:
Strengthening local government preparedness and response to emergencies and the impact of disasters and climate change'.
The Forum is expected to result in a declaration regarding mayors' responses to emergencies, including pandemic, climate change and natural hazards. In addition, an online tool or database/platform will be developed jointly by mayors and UN agencies to facilitate the exchange of best practices.
date: 6 October 2020
location: Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland