Languages: EN, KO, CH, ES, JA
This Plenary will address global trends and developments affecting the urban world of tomorrow as well as the responsibilities local and regional leaders have in meeting these challenges today, and will feature a video message to the ICLEI Congress 2015 participants from H.E Mr. Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
In the spirit of meeting the challenges of today, and with the assistance of local and regional leaders, the Seoul Declaration will be presented as a pivotal complement to ICLEI’s Strategic Plan 2015-2021.
The Seoul Declaration, a common effort of mayors throughout the world, will be a legacy of the ICLEI World Congress 2015. It shall be taken home by participants as a strong signal of commitment to citizens, civil society actors, and NGOs, and will be sent to and inform global processes such as the UNFCCC climate negotiations, the Sustainable Development Goal negotiations, and Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
Address from H.E Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (Video message)
Honorable Mayors’ Panel on the Seoul Declaration
Mayors address the Seoul Declaration and present related local actions
Invited mayors will make brief statements which highlight key elements of the Seoul Declaration and ICLEI’s Strategic Plan 2015-2012, including brief references to innovative actions underway in their cities.
Adoption of the Seoul Declaration and acknowledgement by Mayor Won Soon Park
Commemorative photo of all dignitaries on stage