Invitation: Press briefing for Secretary-General Cities policy brief with UN-Habitat Executive Director and UNDP Administrator

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Dear Journalists,

We would like to invite you to a briefing on Monday, 27 July at 8:30 am NY time, ahead of the release of the Secretary-General’s brief on COVID-19 and Cities which will be published on Tuesday, 28 July at 00:01 a.m.

The briefers will be the Executive Director of UN Habitat Maimunah Mohd Sharif and the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. Please note the briefing is embargoed until the policy brief is out on 28 July.The report will give an overview of the stark impact of COVID-19 on cities so far and will demonstrate how the crisis has exacerbated existing inequalities and development deficits and has thrown the UN’s sustainable urbanization policies in to question. 

To RSVP to the briefing, please email Florencia Soto (sotonino@un.org)

Instructions to connect:

Direct link for interactive participants only: 

https://unvc.webex.com/unvc/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb5ebf8a76962fec70846bbf243a97745

You may be asked to enter the following info to join the meeting:

Event number: 129 555 4460
Event password: noon_briefing

All participants should keep their mics muted when not speaking. 

Who to contact if participants have a problem with the connection? Participants should send an email to unvc@un.org with reference to the Webex# along with their phone number and a BCSS technician will contact the participant ASAP.

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