World Metropolitan Day 2020

World Metropolitan Day 2020
07 October 2020. Virtual

To mark the anniversary of the Montréal Declaration on Metropolitan Areas (2015), on October 14th, we commemorate the World Metropolitan Day. Every year, on that date, we observe the metropolitan nature of many territories worldwide.

COVID-19 affected people living in urban agglomerations with no relation to the jurisdictional and municipal boundaries, making those borders even more visible... Are world’s metropolises ready to face these scenarios?

In this context, the #WorldMetropolitanDay2020 provides the occasion to discuss the challenges and opportunities that metropolises’ governments have in addressing the world's premier crisis and respond to the Decade of Action to deliver the Global Goals. Each participant will focus its World Metropolitan Day 2020 virtual event on one or more Sustainable Development Goal(s), framing them in the current emergency context.

Metropolis & UN-Habitat invite all metropolitan governments and interested institutions worldwide to shine a light on all initiatives aimed at accelerating a positive transformation of urban realities as a response to the COVID-19 emergency and the Decade of Action to deliver the Global Goals.

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