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Local and Regional Governments Commit to the Voluntary Local Review Declaration, SDG Action Zone during the High-Level Week (25 September 2019)
25 Sep 2019 -  The 2030 Agenda recognizes the key role that local authorities play in achieving the SDGs. At this event, local and regional governments will discuss why it is important to engage, and commit to the Voluntary Local Review Declaration.
Speakers:
- Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office for International Affairs Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor, City of Helsinki
- Emilia Saiz, Secretary-General, United Cities and Local Governments
-Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor, Freetown, Sierra Leone
-Maria Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination & Inter-Agency Affairs, Office of the Under-Secretary-General | Department of Economic and Social Affairs
- Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director United Nations Human Settlements Programme
- Dr. Peter Kurz, Mayor, Mannheim, Germany
- Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Mayor, Accra, Ghana
- Max Foley Gallant, NYC Junior Ambassador, Intermediate School 204

The SDG Action Zone, held during the High-level week of the UN General Assembly, is a space to break out and engage partners for transformative SDG action in new and innovative ways.
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