Nurturing transformative change in cities in the fight against xenophobia and discrimination: High-Level Panel organized by eThekwini Municipality and UNESCO

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: 
South Africa, Durban
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Golda El-Khoury, g.elkhoury@unesco.org

In the margins of the World Social Science Forum, the eThekwini Municipality and UNESCO are jointly organizing a high-level panel on “Nurturing transformative change in cities in the fight against xenophobia and discrimination”. Bringing together Mayors and other city officials in addition to academic experts, youth organizations, NGOs, civil society and the media, the High-Level Panel will discuss challenges and opportunities in achieving inclusive urban development free from all forms of discrimination and find ways to share promising practices on city-level initiatives.

Panelists include Councilor James Nxumalo (Mayor of eThekwini), John Crowley (Chief of the Research, Policy and Foresight Section, Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO), Thandika Mkandawire (Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme), representatives from civil society and the academic community from South Africa.