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Urban 20 (U20)

Urban 20 (U20)

The U20 is a city diplomacy initiative developed by the Mayors of Buenos Aires and Paris (Chair of the C40 Group), in collaboration with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on December 12, 2017. Based on the recognition that cities play an important role in creating a sustainable and inclusive world, U20 brings together major cities from G20 member states to discuss global challenges, form a common position and produce recommendations for consideration by the G20. Tokyo joined the U20 on January 24, 2018.
U20 is one of the G20 Engagement Groups in 2019.

【U20 Participating Cities】(as of February 2019) 27 cities
※Sister and Friendship Cities of Tokyo(9 cities)

Barcelona, Beijing※, Berlin※, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Durban, Hamburg, Houston, Jakarta※, Johannesburg, London※, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Moscow※, New York City※, Osaka City, Paris※, Rio de Janeiro, Rome※,
São Paulo, Seoul※, Sydney, Tokyo, Tshwane

Second Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit
(in Tokyo, 20-22 May 2019)

While Japan holds 2019 G20 Presidency, Tokyo serves as the 2019 U20 chair city and hosted the U20 Mayors Summit. Mayors of participating cities were invited to the U20 Mayors Summit to discuss issues common to global cities, and delivered the communiqué to Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.

> Communiqué(PDF)

 1) Climate Action
 2) Social Inclusion and Integration
 3) Sustainable Economic Growth

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        (U20 Press Announcement)          (Visit to the Prime Minister's Office)

【Summit Overview】
 20 May - 22 May 2019

 Hilton Tokyo, 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan

-Participants (26 cities)
 1) Mayor / Governor
    Berlin, Helsinki, Jakarta, Osaka City, Riyadh, Rome, Rotterdam, and Tokyo
 2) Deputy Mayor / Governor
    Los Angeles, Paris, Seoul, and Ulaanbaatar
 3) Others
    Amsterdam, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Durban, Hamburg, Houston, Johannesburg,
    Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and
 *9 cities other than the above attended as audiences.

-Program Details
 ◆ Session Speakers(PDF)

May 21st 9:15-9:25U20/URF Opening remarksMs. Yuriko Koike
Governor of Tokyo
9:25-9:40U20 Opening remarksBuenos Aires/C40/UCLG
9:40-10:00Keynote speechDr. David M. Malone
UNU Rector
10:15-10:55Session 1: Climate ActionDr. Riyanti Djalante
Academic Programme Officer, UNU
11:05-11:50Session 2:
Circular Economy
Mr. Atsushi Koresawa
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
12:45-13:30 Session 3:
Social Inclusion and Integration
Ms. Maitreyi Bordia Das
Manager, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
13:45-14:30Session 4:
Sustainable Economic Growth
Mr. Jeff Merritt
Head of Internet of Things, Robotics and Smart City, WEF
14:45-15:30Session 5:
Gender Equality
Ms. Kae Ishikawa
Director of UN Women Japan Liaison Office
May 22nd 8:30-9:30Session 6(Breakfast meeting):SDGsPh.D. Norichika Kanie
Keio University
11:20-11:40U20/URF Press Announcement-


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【Supporting Partners】

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【Advisory Partners】

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Press Release

◆ 19 April 2018

◆ 30 October 2018 EN CN KR

◆ 31 October 2018

◆ 10 May 2019 EN

◆ 22 May 2019 EN

First Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit
(in Buenos Aires, 29-30 October 2018)


◆Key documents of the first Urban 20 Mayors Summit

> Joint Statement(PDF:146KB)

> Communiqué(PDF:9.2MB)

> White Papers

>> Affordable Housing in the World's Cities(PDF:13.4MB)

>> Building open transparent responsive and inclusive cities(PDF:12.2MB)

>> Gender Inequalities in Cities(PDF:16.2MB)

>> Implementing the Paris Agreement at the Local Level; A Framework Proposal to Foster Vertical Integration in NDCs(PDF:21.8MB)

>> Inclusive Growth and Social Cohesion in Cities: An OECD Approach(PDF:10.0MB)

>> Promoting Subnational Financing for Cities(PDF:13.8MB)

>> The Future of Work in CIties(PDF:14.3MB)

>> Translating Global Vision into Local Reality: Building the right knowledge and policy infrastructure to support local sustainable development(PDF:1.5MB)

>> Upstream Planning For Upstream Planning(PDF:16.3MB)

>> Urban challenges in the 21st Century(PDF:1.4MB)

>> Urban Mobility,Health and Public Spaces: Reshaping Urban Landscapes(PDF:14.5MB)

>> Urban Water Resilience(PDF:11.9MB)


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