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Day of Cities, UN Economic Commission for Europe

On 8 April, the Special Envoy delivered opening remarks at the Day of Cities event, hosted by the UNECE in Palais des Nations. Speaking alongside the Mayor of Geneva, UNECE Executive Secretary and UNITAR Executive Director, the Special Envoy highlighted road safety as a key feature of sustainable urban mobility, calling on stakeholders to consider road safety as part and parcel of sustainable mobility and transport.  
During the event, over 40 Mayors from the UNECE region exchanged views and shared knowledge on good practices and successful planning strategies. In two roundtables, Mayors and Deputy Mayors discussed approaches to creating smart sustainable cities, focusing on ways to improve the quality of life of people and improving efficiency of urban operations, services and competitiveness.