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  • Seoul to Play Leading Role in Sustainable Development

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    Hosting an international forum for sharing urban policies
    for sustainable development


    The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s (SMG) International Cooperation Division is hosting the Forum for Sharing Urban Policies for Sustainable Development, slated for June 8 through June 10. The forum will be held at the Multipurpose Hall on the 8th floor of Seoul City Hall, with 300 people in attendance including 100 city officials of foreign countries, experts from international organizations like UNHABITAT and UNESCAP, and urban affairs experts.

    Attendees will discuss urban policies and share exemplary experiences concerning diverse areas like e-government, water supply, sewage system, urban planning, environment, transportation, and urban safety.

    The event is being held jointly with the UNESCAP and CityNet (The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements) to discuss how to put into practice sustainable development goals (SDGS) agreed to by the heads of 190 countries at the UN in September 2015 and how to cooperate with each other at a city level.

    It is expected that attendees will introduce their diverse urban policies, technologies, and knowhow during the event and that the program for sharing the SMG’s successful policies with cities in other countries will be accelerated during the event.