Tuesday 3 March 2020

WCCD Focuses on City Resilience at UN World Urban Forum, Alongside UN & Global Partners

From L to R: WCCD President & CEO, Dr. Patricia McCarney &Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction in the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori
Following the launch of ISO 37123 (Indicators for Resilient Cities) in late 2019, and its increasing role in equipping cities with high calibre and standardized city data to mitigate city shocks and stresses, the WCCD leadership participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by UNDRR, providing input towards the launch of UNDRR’s global “Making Cities Resilient 2030” initiative.  MCR2030 is a new chapter of the Making Cities Resilient Campaign, spearheaded by UNDRR – the UN entity responsible for disaster risk reduction. As a core mandate of the WCCD, this collective commitment to creating more resilient cities was referenced in the Declared Actions of the 10th World Urban Forum, available at the following link. MCR2030 is led by Ms. Mami Mizutori, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, who will lead the initiative into the UN’s upcoming “Decade of Action.” For more information on WCCD’s new ISO 37123 standard, and how your city can participate in adopting this ISO standard and becoming certified, feel free to contact the WCCD at info@dataforcities.org.


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