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Thursday, May 23, 2019, 08:00 - 09:00

Penny Abeywardena, NYC International Affairs Commissioner

Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English.

"Cities Take Center Stage in Diplomacy"

Penny Abeywardena, NYC International Affairs Commissioner will come to the Club to talk about her office's work as host city to the United Nations, including increasing city involvement in global affairs (as the Urban 20 summit was held in Tokyo this week). She will also speak about NYC's global leadership regarding issues such as climate, immigration, and equality and her work to localize the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by submitting a Voluntary Local Review to the United Nations, which they are now calling on other cities to do.

Doors open for TV crew only at 07:30, all others at 07:45. Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations cancelled beyond 17:00 on Wednesday the 22nd will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.*Due to space restrictions, please note there will be a limited number of reservations to attend. FCCJ members, including TV cameras, will have priority for the reservation and seating/setting positions and one TV camera for affiliate networks.

Fee: FCCJ members: 1,500 yen / non-FCCJ members: 2,500 yen (meal: light breakfast). Non members to attend may pay in cash.

今週、東京で開催中のUrban 20サミットに合わせ来日中のニューヨーク市国際問題担当コミッショナー、ペニー・アベイワルダナをお招きし、スピーチと質疑応答の機会を頂きます。スピーチでは国連本部のある都市としての活動や気候変動、移民問題、不平等、拡大する市の国際問題に関する取り組み等とあわせ、他の都市の追随を呼び掛けている持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)への取り組みについてお話しを伺います。



Professional Activities Committee

Penny Abeywardena


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