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The Urban SDG Knowledge Platform to provide immediate impact to the CityNet network
The Urban SDG Knowledge Platform will be officially introduced to the wider public on September 30, 2017. The Urban SDG Knowledge Platform is an online database co-managed by CityNet, UN ESCAP and Seoul Metropolitan Government which will serve as a centrepiece for the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform project. It is an initiative to follow up and review the implementation of SDGs in the Asia Pacific region through fostering city-to-city cooperation and providing a repository of good urban practices contributing to SDGs.

Through the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform project, CityNet will significantly scale up its efforts to foster sustainable urban development of the Asia Pacific region. CityNet invites all member cities to participate in the project. For inquiries, e-mail Jae Hyun Park, CityNet Programme Officer at
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Candidates for the CityNet Office Bearers 2018-2021
We are pleased to inform our members the official candidates for CityNet Office Bearers for the term 2018-2021. Elections for the office bearers will be conducted during the General Council session on November 7, 2017. There will be open nominations for those positions that have insufficient number of nominations. CityNet members are expected to vote for the office bearers during the Elections. The CityNet Congress will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on November 5-8, 2017.
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Call for Host City of CityNet Executive Committee Meeting 2018-2019
CityNet Secretariat is encouraging its members to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to bid for the hosting of the 2018 and 2019 CityNet Executive Committee Meetings. Secretary-General Vijay Jagannathan said hosting Executive Committee Meeting is a privileged opportunity to highlight the city's cultural and historical heritage and best practices to international colleagues. Interested cities can contact the CityNet Secretariat for further information.
2017 Urban Environmental Accords Melaka Summit
The Urban Environmental Accords (UEA) and the Melaka State Government of Malaysia organized 2017 UEA Melaka Summit on the topic of "Green City, Sustainable City" from September 7 to 9, 2017. CityNet Special Adviser Mary Jane Ortega gave a keynote speech on the 'Knowledge Sharing for Sustainable Cities' and had a meeting with vice mayor of Gwangju Metropolitan City to discuss possible cooperation.
Who's tackling urban water challenges?
New CDP infographic report 'Who's tackling urban water challenges?', released at World Water Week in Stockholm, shows how cities and companies are collaborating in response to climate change and urban population growth. This infographic was produced in partnership with AECOM and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. It uses data gathered from 569 cities and 1,432 companies who disclose to CDP.
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Yokohama hosts 10th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar
This year's Disaster Cluster Seminar was organized in the City of Yokohama jointly with the World Bank and CITYNET Yokohama Project Office. CITYNET attendees included 27 participants who represented 15 CITYNET Disaster Cluster members and 2 non-member cities. The World Bank attendees included 29 participants, from 5 countries and World Bank experts on DRR.
Students visit office to learn of CITYNET activities
Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE) hosts the "Summer Global Citizen Exchange Session" (Chikyu Shimin Kouza) annually for students and young adults to visit the international organizations at Pacifico Yokohama. This year CITYNET Yokohama Project Office welcomed three students who are interested in working for an international organization upon their graduation.
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