ABU DHABI / WORLD URBAN FORUM

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The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum was officially opened on Sunday in a colorful, high tech ceremony at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, featuring 18,000 registered participants, 580 speakers and 133 exhibitors. UN-HABITAT

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DATELINE: 9 FEBRUARY 2020, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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1. Wide shot, Ghani, of Afghanistan and Mohd Sharif, ED of UN-Habitat arriving
2. Tracking shot, Sheikh Al Nahyan and Mohd Sharif, walking
3. Various shots, opening ceremony
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, UAE:
“Ladies and gentlemen, with more than 18,000 registered participants and 580 speakers and 133 exhibitors, we have strengthened our capacity and remain united in our vision to create a better world for the next generation.”
5. Cutaway, audience
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, UAE:
“It's also a privilege to see the world’s greatest minds in sustainability come together from more than 160 countries, to challenge the conventional ways to tackle crucial issues and to discover new insights on urbanization.”
7. Wide shot, audience listening.
8. Pan left, VIP section
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan:
“To meet the challenge posed by the scale and scope of urbanization in the context of global uncertainty, disruptive and destructive change, requires a true sense of urgency.”
10. Various shots, audience
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji:
“As long as our planet continues heating, no people will be spared from greater suffering. Ladies and gentlemen, your excellencies, this week we have the opportunity to discuss cities’ role in averting that future by making urban living synonymous with sustainability.”
12. Pan right, audience
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat Executive Director:
“The growth trajectory of the World Urban Forum demonstrates the importance of Sustainable Development Goal Number 11. The concentration of resources, talent, capital and power in city-regions is the mega trend of this new millennium.”
14. Wide shot, Ghani and Mohd Sharif ceremonially starting the Forum
15. Close up, hands on tablet
16. Various shots, opening of Forum

STORYLINE:

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum was officially opened on Sunday in a colorful, high tech ceremony at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, featuring 18,000 registered participants, 580 speakers and 133 exhibitors.

The President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, and the Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport representing the Local Organising Committee of World Urban Forum 10, Falah Al Ahbabi were among the dignitaries present.

“The growth trajectory of the World Urban Forum demonstrates the importance of Sustainable Development Goal Number 11, said the UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif in her opening remarks. “The concentration of resources, talent, capital and power in city-regions is the mega trend of this new millennium,” she added.
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