RUSSIA / WORLD CITIES DAY

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The first ever Global Observance of World Cities Day, in Ekaterinburg, Russia, attracted participants from over 40 countries to explore how innovations can improve the lives of urban residents now and in the future. UN HABITAT

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STORY: RUSSIA / WORLD CITIES DAY
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SOURCE: UN-HABITAT
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DATELINE: 31 OCTOBER 2019, EKATERINBURG, RUSSIA

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1. Various shots, exterior International Exhibition Center
2. Close up, World Cities Day sign
3. Wide shot, stage World Cities Day event
4. Med shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat:
“World Cities Day marks the end of Urban October, a month when UN-Habitat encourages everyone to focus on the roles of our cities and towns, in facing the challenges and maximizing the opportunities of an increasing urbanized, global population.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat:
“Just as cities create many of the major problems facing our planet today, including pollution climate change and waste, they are also hubs of creativity where the answers are often found.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat:
“If we all work together, we can ensure that our cities provide a better way of life for everyone, including the most vulnerable.”
10. Med shot, delegates
11. Pan right, participants

STORYLINE:

The first ever Global Observance of World Cities Day, today (31 Oct) in Ekaterinburg, Russia attracted participants from over 40 countries to explore how innovations can improve the lives of urban residents now and in the future.

During the high-level opening session, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, referred to this year’s World Cities Day theme, Changing the world: Innovations and a Better Life for Future Generations and said innovation was often born in cities and should be used to improve life for everyone.

She said, “just as cities create many of the major problems facing our planet today, including pollution climate change and waste, they are also hubs of creativity where the answers are often found.”

The event attracted over 650 participants. Following the high-level opening, there were presentations and discussions about the themes of the workshops of the previous day including from the youth, followed by a live link to World Cities Day celebrations in Bilbao, Spain, Istra, Moscow region and the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
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