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News | 16 March 2021

Tools and instruments supporting urban recovery from the COVID19 pandemic and promoting the achievement of the SDGs

On 11 March, the JRC participated in the pre-meeting to the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

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On 11 March, the JRC participated in the pre-meeting to the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region organized by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in cooperation with the UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs (DESA), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the support of the UNECE Centre of Excellence in Norway on Smart and sustainable Cities and the city of Helsingborg in Sweden.

This event had the ambition to contribute to the elaboration of guidelines “for the use of the Key performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities in the preparation of the Voluntary Local Reviews”. The guidelines will also position Voluntary Local Reviews as a forward-looking and action oriented instrument promoting sustainable and resilient urban development, mobilizing stakeholder support towards a collaborative implementation of city actions and aligning the use of local finances towards the achievement of SDGs and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

An expert from JRC illustrated the contribution of the URBAN 2030 project on these issues.

Link to the event

https://unece.org/housing/events/pre-meeting-VLRs-RFSD2021