Belize will have representation at a three-day forum on sustainable cities.
The event will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Belize’s representative will be Councilor Dion Leslie who will deputize for Belize City Mayor Darrel Bradley at the forum. Municipal leaders from the Americas and the Caribbean will gather to discuss solutions that cities are implementing in order to achieve sustainability.
A UN report estimates that in 2050 around 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. And since urbanization is rapidly growing, according to the UN report, the issue of sustainability must take center stage now so that issues such as urban poverty, limited access to basic services and mitigating risks from natural hazards can be adequately and sustainably addressed.
The outcome of discussions at the December 11, 12 and 13 meeting in New York will feed into debate scheduled for January 6 at UN headquarters.
Councilor Dion Leslie joins other municipal leaders as well as Ministers of Government from the Caribbean and the Americas who will discuss technical contents and analysis about the situation of cities in their respective country.
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