January 8th, 2014
APECF delegation attends UN Headquarter Leadership Dialogue
At the invitation of U.N. agencies, an APECF delegation led by Executive Vice Chairman Mr. Xiao Wunan attended the U.N. Leadership Dialogue at the U.N. Headquarters in New York on December 9, 2013. U.N. Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT Joan Clos hosted and addressed the meeting, which was co-hosted by Professor Eugenie Birch from the Urban Planning Department of Pennsylvania University.
The APECF delegation held discussions on various topics, including “leadership in the new city agenda for post 2015 sustainability goals”, “challenges in the vision of urban sustainable development”, “cooperative solution for the future city we need”, “upgrading partnership to accelerate change”, among others.
The Leadership Dialogue was the first of a series aimed at building a high-level platform for the reflection, observation and innovation on major issues facing private sectors and cities, engaging enterprises’ attention to the increasing challenges of urbanization, and redefining the priorities of global development.
U.N. Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT Joan Clos
Executive Vice Chairman Mr. Xiao Wunan and APECF representatives