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

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sixth meeting of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative (U4SSC)
Virtual, 07 December 2021, 10h00-15h30, Geneva Time ​

Introduction
“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 Sixth meeting of the U4SSC Initiative on 07 December 2021, 10h00-15h30 hours, Geneva Time. 

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. 
    
Objectives
The main objectives of the meeting were to:
More information on the U4SSC initiative is available HERE

Latest U4SSC deliverables can be found HERE.

More information on ITU’s implementation of the U4SSC KPIs can be found HERE.



Recording of the meeting coming soon​



Programme

10:00 - 10:15​
​Opening Remarks
10:15 - 11:30​ ​Session 1: Update on the work of the U4SSC thematic groups

Moderator: Tania Marcos, Vice Chairman of the U4SSC

Speakers: Questions & Answers
11:30 - 11:35
​Coffee break​
​11:35 - 13:00Session 2: Latest U4SSC deliverables   

Moderator: Giampiero Bambagioni​, Vice Chairman of the U4SSC 

Speakers: Questions & Answers
13:00 - 14:00​ Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30
Session 3: U4SSC Implementation Programme and U4SSC Hub

Moderator: Paolo Gemma​, Vice Chairman of the U4SSC

Speakers:
Questions & Answers
14:30 - 15:20​Session 4: U4SSC Terms of References and Annual Work Plan 2021-2022

Moderator: Cristina Bueti​, U4SSC Secretariat  [ Presenta​tion​​ ]

Speakers: Questions & Answers
15:20 - 15:25​ AOB 
15:25 - 15:30 ​ Closing Remarks