Anita Gurumurthy took part in the ‘Expert Group Meeting on SDG 11’, conducted from 8-9 February 2023. The meeting was organized by the Division for Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA/DSDG), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The objective of the meeting was to take stock of where we are in terms of progress towards SDG 11; to consider what has changed since the SDG was last reviewed in 2018, including in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic; to consider interlinkages with other SDGs and opportunities to leverage synergies and minimize trade-offs; to share knowledge about success stories, good practices, and challenges; to identify particular areas of concern; and to suggest ways forward in terms of policies, partnerships and coordinated actions at all levels.
Anita took part in a panel titled, ‘Building on other processes – SDG 11 and the Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (STI Forum)’. Besides Anita, Huadong Guo, Chairman of Academic Committee, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) also took part in the panel. The session was moderated by Lotta Tähtinen, Chief, Division for Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Know more about the event here.