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The 2030 Agenda recognizes the key role that local authorities play in achieving the SDGs. At this event, local and regional governments will discuss why it is important to engage, and commit to the Voluntary Local Review Declaration.


Penny Abeywardena
NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs
Twitter page
Jan Vapaavuori
City of Helsinki
Emilia Saiz
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Maria Francesca Spatolisano
Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Co-ordination & Inter-Agency Affairs
Office of the Under-Secretary-General | Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Dr. Peter Kurz
Mannheim, Germany
Mohammed Adjei Sowah
Accra, Ghana
Max Foley
NYC Junior Ambassador
Intermediate School 204
September 25, 09:15
09:15 — 10:15EST(GMT-4) (1h)

SDG Action Zone

New York City Mayor’s Office of International Affairs

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