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Lima Declaration

One-Belt-One-Road

Inclusive and Sustainable City Exhibition and Dialogue

17 to 21 October 2016

Vienna International Centre

UNIDO Headquarters

Vienna, Austria

Opening Session

Opening ceremony speakers from left to right, Mr. ZHU Shanzhong, Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Mr. Jorge Chediek, Ms. Bernadette Gierlinger, Mr. LI Yong, Mr. CAI E-Sheng, H.E. Mr. Sheikh Abdulla Rashid al Khalifa, Mr. CHEN Rongzhou and Ms. Fatou Haidara.

In the opening ceremony, the keynote speakers shared their vision, strategies, knowledge, experience and on-the-ground insight necessary to ensure an inclusive approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The work and suggestions from the keynote speakers also reinforced the importance of expanding ownership and support for sustainable urban-industrial development.

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Moderator

Ms. Fatou Haidara, Managing Director, Policy and Programme Support; Interim Director, Department of Human Resource Management, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Welcome Remarks

..“The 2030 Agenda and the One-Belt-One-Road initiative have provided us with this unique occasion to construct an innovative form of multilateralism. Over the next two days, I therefore urge all of you to seize this important opportunity for dialogue and cooperative exchange, to seek out innovative urban solutions, to leverage resources and to scale up your engagement in urban-industrial development initiatives.”..

Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Statements by

…”The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides us an opportunity for the positive development for the global society as well as an opportunity for strengthening of a sustainable, internationalized and responsible operating economy. And the debate about sustainability is gaining momentum and importance at national and international level. More and more, sustainability is becoming a guiding principle for political and entrepreneurial activities and therefore, finds considerable influence in all possible in areas.”…

Ms. Bernadette Gierlinger, Vice Minister, Foreign Economic Policy and European Integration, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria

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..“Since the dawn of the civilization, trade was a turning point which has led to many opportunities for the mankind. The exchange of cultures, the circulation of goods and the spread of knowledge were all by products of trade. “..

…”One of the most historic trade routes that connected the east to the west and the vice-versa was the Silk Road. An ancient network of routes that made it possible for Europe to enjoy the luxury of textile among other commodities, but more importantly these routes interconnected all these countries that it passed through including the Indian subcontinent, Arabia and the horn of Africa.”…

H.E. Mr. Sheikh Abdulla Rashid al Khalifa, Governor, Southern Governorate, Kingdom of Bahrain

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…”This century, many southern countries have shown that there is a way to develop that is different from the traditional ways that were promoted from the forms of north-south cooperation and in addition many southern countries have decided to engage and share their experiences. “..

..”South-South Cooperation has become an important part of the new global partnership architecture that we need to strengthen in order to achieve the very ambitious 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.”…

Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation; Director, United Nations Office on South-South Cooperation

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…“While promoting the OBOR initiative, emphasizing the role of cities is very important. The OBOR initiative promotes common development. This, in turn, promotes global industrial development and brings prosperity to the world and therefore, enables world economy to rise above its difficulties. At the same time, it helps us in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. South-South Cooperation is a great creation of developing countries for achieving equality, joint prosperity and development. It is accompanied with growth of developing countries, therefore SSC along with OBOR will play even more important role in the future. “…

Mr. CAI E-Sheng, Chairman, Finance Center for South-South Cooperation, Hong Kong, China

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…“Cities in the Asia-Pacific will be integral to realizing the full potential of BRI. The impact of cities on the development pathway of the Asia-Pacific is evident, as by 2050 two out of every three people will live in urban areas, and cities will host the bulk of regional economic assets and infrastructure. Given this reality, enhanced connectivity driven by BRI can make a genuine contribution to sustainable urban development in the Asia-Pacific.”…

Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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...“Originally known as Zaitun, Quanzhou is located in the southeast coast of Fujian Province. It is a starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, a historic and cultural city in China as well as a well-known manufacturing base and industrial harbor city”...

…”We should establish partnerships for normalized exchanges and cooperation among cities alongside the Belt and Road”...

…”We should strengthen the foundation for mutually beneficial cooperation following the principles of wide consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits”...

…”We should pursue “green, inclusive and sustainable development”. The Belt and Road also features green, inclusive and sustainable development”...

Mr. CHEN Rongzhou, Vice Mayor, Quanzhou, China

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…“Tourism is connected to Goal 9 —industry, innovation and infrastructure—, given that its own development depends on good public and privately supplied infrastructure as well as an innovative environment. Thus, UNWTO is defending the need for national governments to upgrade their infrastructure and industries, making them more sustainable, resource efficient and clean, as a means to attract tourists and other sources of foreign investment. In this sense, this improvement should also facilitate further sustainable industrialization, necessary for economic growth, development and innovation.”…

Mr. ZHU Shanzhong, Executive Director, World Tourism Organization

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Video Message

…“The One-Belt-One-Road initiative has enormous potential to contribute significantly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has five pillars, and they focus on policy, connectivity, trade, financial integration and people, and these areas of focus are directly in line with all the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative has a broad span across the Silk Belt from the continents of Asia to Europe and across to Africa, and this enables it to have significant global influence. Your discussion today takes a multi-country focus and brings the concept from the streets up to the center of cities and to decision-makers. And I welcome UNIDO’s efforts to make this happen because I believe that it is in towns, cities, regions and states where the 2030 Agenda will be taken forward.”…

Dr. David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General

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Session 1: Inter-regional strategies under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Session 1 speakers from left to right, Mr. Manuel Montes, Mr. Renaud Sorieul, Ms. Cristina Pinna, Mr. Peter Frankopan, Mr. Manuel Montes, Ms. Alla Peressolova, Mr. SUN Xiaokun, Mr. Philippe Scholtès and Mr. Ahmed M. Darwish.

Deficiency of finance and investments for inter-regional infrastructure development are some of the major inter-regional development issues. Session 1 provided select experts with an opportunity to share their views on interregional strategies under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Moderator

Mr. Philippe Scholtès, Managing Director, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Peter Frankopan, Director, Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research; Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford University, United Kingdom

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Panellists

Ms. Cristina Pinna, Global and Regional Partnerships Policy Adviser, United Nations Development Programme

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Mr. Michael Postl, Head, Department of Multilateral Economic Relations, Investment Treaties and International Finance Institutions, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria

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Mr. Renaud Sorieul, Director, International Trade Law Division, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (UNOLA); Secretary, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

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Ms. Alla Peressolova, Head of UNWTO Silk Road Programme, World Tourism Organization

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Mr. Manuel Montes, Senior Adviser, Finance and Development, The South Centre, Switzerland

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Mr. SUN Xiaokun, Chairman, The Board of Supervisors, China-Africa Development Fund, China

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Mr. Ahmed M. Darwish, Chairman, General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone, Egypt

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Session 2: Sustainable and Innovative Cities and Integrated Regional Development

Session 2 speakers from left to right, Mr. David Rezac-Kowald, Mr. Stephen Perry, Mr. Christoph Matznetter, Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Mr. HAN Chunlin, Mr. Ireneusz Jabłoński and Mr. Michał Mrożek.

Facilitating strategic links with regional communities and promoting international cooperation and institutional networks are important prerequisites for sustainable urban-industrial development. Session 2 provided select experts with an opportunity to share their views on the importance of integrated regional development and on the relevance of industrial partnerships to innovative and sustainable city development.

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Moderator

Mr. Per Boesgaard, Coordinator of Partnerships and Innovation, Copenhagen Climate Plan 2025, City of Copenhagen, Denmark

Keynote Speaker

Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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Panellists

Mr. Christoph Matznetter, Vice-President, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Austria

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Mr. HAN Chunlin, Vice Mayor, Chengdu, China

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Mr. Stephen Perry, Chairman, 48 Group Club, United Kingdom

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Mr. Ireneusz Jabłonski, Vice Mayor, Lodz, Poland

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Mr. Michał Mrozek, President of the Management Board and Country Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Polska S.A., Poland

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Session 3: CITIES AND THEIR FUTURES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE “ONE-BELT-ONE-ROAD”

Session 3 speakers from left to right, Mr. CHEN Feng, Mr. HANG Dong, Ms. Tanja Wehsely, Mr. Gerhard O. Braun, Ms. Francesca Cangelli, Mr. Marcus Kottinger, Mr. Serguei Golovanov and Ms. Shamshad Akhtar.

The role of technology in addressing urban development challenges, including smart concepts such as ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ cannot be ignored. Session 3 focused on various facets of industrial innovation, smart cities and future technologies in the context of the One-Belt-One-Road initiative.

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Moderator

Ms. Shamshad Akhtar, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Gerhard O. Braun, Professor, Institute for Geographical Sciences, Free University of Berlin, Germany

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Panellists

Ms. Tanja Wehsely, Member, Vienna Parliament; Member, Vienna City Council, Austria

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Ms. Francesca Cangelli, Deputy Mayor, Matera, Italy

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Mr. Marcus Kottinger, Solutions Architect, IBM, Austria

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Mr. CHEN Feng, Chief Technology Officer, Shenzhen Yunlink Technology, China

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Mr. Serguei Golovanov, Chief Executive Officer, GOLEM Integrated Microelectronics Solutions, Austria

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Wrap-up remarks for Day 1 of the high-level forum

“Today’s plenary sessions have in essence formed the methodological foundations upon which to push forward the daunting task of ensuring urban and industrial sustainable development for the benefit of those living along the path of the One-Belt-One-Road and in every city and country in between.”…

…“Your contribution has provided us with the on-the-ground insight necessary to ensure an inclusive approach to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – an approach that considers the process of sustainable urban development from the city level up and will safeguard and respect each city’s unique development context.

With this in mind, please allow me in conclusion to echo Director General LI Yong’s sentiments. UNIDO places great importance on the intersection between urban and industrial development and stands ready to work with you and with your cities to tackle your development challenges. Together, let us transform today’s words into tomorrow’s actions to ensure that all future generations of humankind will reap the benefits of inclusive and sustainable urban development for all.”

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Mr. Philippe Scholtès, Managing Director, Programme Development and Technical Cooperation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Session 4: PARTNERSHIPS AND PARTNER DIALOGUE

Session 4 speakers from left to right, Ms. Clare Stark, Mr. WU Zhiyue, Ms. Bettina Wanschura, Mr. Hashim Hussein, Mr. Per Boesgaard, Mr. Bartosz Michałak, Ms. Stacie Adams, Mr. Walter Peer and Mr. ZOU Ciyong.

Combining local expertise and capacities to address city challenges and involving urban stakeholders in the planning process is a key challenge for cities nowadays. Session 4 provided select experts with an opportunity to share their views on the role of partnerships and partner dialogue and their importance in expanding networks along the One-Belt-One-Road.

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Moderator

Mr. ZOU Ciyong, Director, Department of Partnerships and Results Monitoring, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Per Boesgaard, Coordinator of Partnerships and Innovation, Copenhagen Climate Plan 2025, City of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Panellists

Mr. Hashim Hussein, Head, UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO), Bahrain

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Mr. Bartosz Michałak, Chairman of the Board, Polish-Chinese Cooperation Forum, Poland

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Ms. Bettina Wanschura, Chief Executive Officer, PlanSinn GmbH, Austria

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Ms. Stacie Adams, Chief Director, Branding and Public Relations, Liugong Corporation, China

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Mr. WU Zhiyue, Curator, Fujian Museum, China

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Mr. Walter Peer, Chief Executive Officer, Communalp GmbH, Austria

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Ms. Clare Stark, Strategic Planning Specialist and focal point for South-South Cooperation, Section for Cooperation with the UN System, Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO

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Session 5: THEMATIC WORKSHOP ON UNIDO COMPETENCIES TO SUPPORT INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN/SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT

Session 5 speakers from left to right, Mr. Wolfgang Loibl, Mr. Jerome Stucki, Mr. Karl Schebesta, Mr. Stephan Sicars, Mr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Mr. Alois Posekufa Mhlanga, Mr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic and Mr. GONG Weixi.

In Session 5, UNIDO departments provided examples for supporting urban and suburban development, with a focus on cooperation between cities and industries and on the contribution of industries to increasing the sustainability and resilience of cities.

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Moderator

Mr. GONG Weixi, Senior Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Stephan Sicars, Director, Department of Environment, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Presentations

Mr. Karl Schebesta, Division Chief, Food Systems and Nutrition Division, Department of Agri-Business, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Mr. Jerome Stucki, Industrial Development Officer, Emerging Compliance Regimes Division, Department of Environment, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Mr. Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Director, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Mr. Alois Posekufa Mhlanga, Industrial Development Officer, Renewable and Rural Energy Division, Department of Energy, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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Mr. Wolfgang Loibl, Thematic Coordinator, Sustainable Buildings and Cities, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

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Mr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General and Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Senior Research Scholar, Transitions To New Technologies, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

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Session 6: MAYORAL FORUM AND DIALOGUE (I)

Session 6 (I) speakers from left to right, Mr. Massimiliano De Martin, Ms. Frida Elizabeth, Mr. Oleg Polumordvinov, Mr. Roman Serdar Mendle, Mr. GUI Lin, Mr. Oscar S. Moreno and Ms. Amita Misra

With half of the global population living in urban areas, urbanization can be an important positive force for sustainable development. Mayors and city representatives play a key role in urban development process. Session 6 provided select city representatives with an opportunity to share their views on urban sustainable and inclusive development, to exchange experience and knowledge, and to forge new partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Moderator

Ms. Amita Misra, Director, Department of Regional Programmes and Field Representation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Roman Serdar Mendle, Smart Cities Program Manager; Global Coordinator for Smart Cities, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany

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Panellists

Mr. Oleg Polumordvinov, Mayor, Astrakhan, Russian Federation

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Mr. GUI Lin Vice Mayor, Chizhou, China

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Ms. Frida Elizabeth, Head, Small-Medium Enterprises and Creative Industry Sub-Division, Department for Industry and Energy, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Mr. Oscar S. Moreno, Mayor, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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Mr. Massimiliano De Martin, Veneto Regional Government Member, Venice, Italy

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Session 6: MAYORAL FORUM AND DIALOGUE (II)

Session 6 (II) speakers from left to right, Mr. LIU Bijian, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Rashid al Khalifa, Mr. GU Chaolin, Mr. Leszek Drogosz, Mr. Stefano Bonaldo, Mr. Roman Serdar Mendle and Mr. Ghasem Ali Jabbari.

With half of the global population living in urban areas, urbanization can be an important positive force for sustainable development. Mayors and city representatives play a key role in urban development process. Session 6 provided select city representatives with an opportunity to share their views on urban sustainable and inclusive development, to exchange experience and knowledge, and to forge new partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Moderator

Mr. Roman Serdar Mendle, Smart Cities Program Manager; Global Coordinator for Smart Cities, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Germany

Keynote Speaker

Mr. GU Chaolin, Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China

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Panellists

H.E. Mr. Sheikh Abdulla Rashid al Khalifa, Governor, Southern Governorate, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Mr. Leszek Drogosz, Director of Infrastructure Department of Warsaw City Hall, Warsaw, Poland

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Mr. LIU Bijian, Vice Mayor, Fuqing, China

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Mr. Stefano Bonaldo, Strategic Planning and Development Department Officer, Venice Harbour Authority, Italy

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Mr. Ghasem Ali Jabbari, Member of Administrative Board of Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Isfahan, Iran

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Closing Ceremony and Plaque Presentation

Mr. Taizo Nishikawa, Former Deputy to the Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organization, with the signatories of the “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Service Network: Focal Point Agreement”

Plaque presentation: Focal points of the “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Service Network”

In recognition of the signatories of the “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Service Network: Focal Point Agreement” and their commitment to the advancement of inclusive and sustainable urban and industrial development along the One-Belt-One-Road, plaques were presented to 18 signatories from municipal governments, chambers of commerce and academia.

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Plaque presenter

Mr. Taizo Nishikawa, Former Deputy to the Director General; Managing Director, External Relations and Field Representation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Facilitator

Mr. GONG Weixi, Senior Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Signatories

The signatories of the focal point agreement are:

  1. Mr. Oscar S. Moreno, Mayor, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.
  2. Mr. Han Chunlin, Assistant Mayor, Chengdu, China
  3. Mr. Hang Dong, Vice Mayor, Fuzhou, China
  4. Mr. Chen Rongzhou, Vice Mayor, Quanzhou, China
  5. Mr. Gui Lin, Vice Mayor, Chizhou, China
  6. Dr. Aran Perenyi, Lecturer of Swinburne Business School, Australia
  7. Mr. Shi Liangping, Professor of Institute of Economics Shanghai Academy of Social Science, China
  8. Mr. Norio Yamamoto, President of Global Infrastructure Fund Research Foundation, Japan
  9. Mr. Hassan Tavana, Chairman of Iranian Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, China
  10. Mr. Ghasem Ali Jabbari, Member of Administrative Board of Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Iran
  11. Mr. Yoo Jim Seok, Research Director of Green Technology Center, Korea.
  12. Mr. Si Liangxin, Foreign Dean of Institute of Virtual Reality and Visual Computing Technology, China
  13. Ms. Shi Fen, Secretary of the Secretariat of Maritime-Continental Silk Road Cities Alliance Business Council, China
  14. Ms. Huang Yan, Division Chief of International Center on Small Hydro Power, China
  15. Mr. Xi Wenhua, Director-General of UNIDO International Energy Center, China
  16. Mr. Gu Chaolin, Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China
  17. Mr. Gerhard O. Braun, Department of Geography Urban Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  18. Mr. Zhan Weiping, Vice President of ÖGCF, Austria.

Spokesperson of the “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Service Network” focal point network

Mr. HANG Dong, Vice Mayor, Fuzhou, China highlighted the focal points’ expectations, as well as their foreseen contributions to and utilization of the service network

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Achievement Highlights and closing remarks

…“In the current urban scenario, development challenges are hard to tackle and they require strong partnerships between municipal governments, academia, and private organizations, benefitting them mutually. The long-standing “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Service Network”, formed under the umbrella of South-South cooperation and in the framework of One-Belt-One-Road initiative, will encourage partnerships and knowledge transfer to facilitate integrated sustainable urban-industrial development, thereby solidifying United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s role in city level interventions”..

…”As the next step towards inclusive and sustainable urban development, I am happy to announce the “2nd One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Exhibition and Dialogue” to be held in Vienna, from 25 to 29 September 2017.

After huge success this year, I am confident that next time, the event will be much bigger and most importantly focused on addressing the challenges of the implementation of "New Urban Agenda". Next year, UNIDO looks forward to joining hands together with the members of business community, industrial sectors, along with the city representatives.”…

Mr. Taizo Nishikawa, Former Deputy to the Director General; Managing Director, External Relations and Field Representation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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