- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In the framework of Habitat III and its New Urban Agenda, and mobilizing a Multisectoral, Multidisciplinary Platform for Urban Resilience, UNESCO will organize an event in which the themes of inclusive cities, migration in urban areas, urban culture and heritage, education and water resources management under climate change, will be reflected. With its transversal mandate and global networks of city-level actors, UNESCO acts as a catalyst and convener to mobilize partners to launch innovative action, collaboration and dialogue to enhance the importance of water resources management, cultural heritage, education and anti-discrimination. An interactive panel discussion will address challenges of reducing water footprint under climate change, racism and discrimination in cities and developing informed, skilled citizens. The panel will bring together mayors and city-level decision-makers, practitioners and representatives of civil society, water utilities and international experts and chart a roadmap to leverage the networks and resources available for effective city-level action. The outcome of discussions will feed into the implementation of relevant objectives of the New Urban Agenda as well as of relevant Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, UNESCO will launch and disseminate the publication: “Water, Megacities and Global Change: Portraits of 15 emblematic Cities of the World” by the International Hydrological Programme