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Fifth meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative (U4SSC)

​​​​​​​Fifth meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative (U4SSC)
Virtual, 09 October 2020, 10h00-16h05, Geneva Time ​

“A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects.”

As part of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) Initiative, the​​ International Telecommunication Union (ITU)​, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and UN-Habitat, organized the Fifth meeting of the U4SSC Initiative that took place on 9 October 2020, 10h00-16h05 hours, Geneva Time. This U4SSC meeting was kindly hosted by UNECE. 

The United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative is a UN initiative supported by 17 UN agencies and programmes to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11: "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable." The U4SSC serves as the global platform to advocate for public policy and to encourage the use of ICTs to facilitate and ease the transition to smart sustainable cities. 
The main objectives of the meeting were to provide presentation on :
More information on the U4SSC initiative is available HERE


Draft Programme

10:00 - 10:20
​Opening Remarks
​10:20 - 10:30​
​Welcome Remarks 
10:30 - 11:15​ ​Session 1: Application of U4SSC KPIs for smart sustainable cities to support achieving SDG11 and other urban related SDGs

Moderator: Kari Eik, Secretary General, OiER

Speakers: Questions & Answers
​11:15 - 12:00Session 2: Update on U4SSC activities  

Moderator: Cristina Bueti, ITU Focal Point on Smart Sustainable Cities, ITU 

Speakers: Questions & Answers
12:00 - 14:00​Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00​Session 3: Update on the work of the U4SSC thematic groups

Moderator: Robert Lewis-Lettington, Chief of Section, Land, Housing and Shelter, Urban Practices Branch | Global Solutions Division, UN-Habitat

Speaker: Questions & Answers
​15:00 - 15:45
Session 4: U4SSC working methods and Terms of References and Annual Work Plan

Moderator: Gulnara Roll, Secretary to the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management, UNECE

Questions & Answers
15:45 - 16:00​AOB 
16:00 - 16:05 ​ Closing Remarks