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Coming up on 31 May 2022: Sustainable Cities Discussion Forum
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The City of Helsinki and UNU-WIDER have teamed up to create a joint discussion forum event series. Join us at Helsinki City Hall, or watch the event online!

Time: 31 May 2022 at 15.30–17.00 EET  / 14:30–16:00 CET
Place: Live at Helsinki City Hall, or webcast on Helsinki-kanava

The theme of the 31 May 2022 session is “SDG8 - Decent work and economic growth”.

Hundreds of countries and cities the world over have committed to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030, but have they made any progress?
The City of Helsinki and UNU-WIDER are teaming up to host an inspirational series of discussion forums that will highlight some of the goals and work that is being done to make these goals a reality.


•    Welcome
•    Keynote speaker Harvard Kennedy School Lecturer in Public Policy Martha Chen:
Cities and Informal Workers: Common Challenges, Recent Victories
•    Panel discussion featuring Helsinki Mayor Juhana Vartiainen, Affiliate Professor Martha Chen, Community Coordinator Mohamed Ghonam and London School of Economics Emeritus Professor Jo Beall
•    Q&A session
•    Coffee and tea for on-site participants

The series is open to everyone who is interested in sustainability.

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