Steering Committee and General Assembly of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism

When, local time: 
Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 13 May 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Nantes
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Linda Tinio, l.tinio@unesco.org

Organized by the European Coalition of Cities against Racism (ECCAR), this meeting will discuss the outcomes of the recently concluded First Meeting of the Global Steering Committee of the International Coalition of Cities against Racism (ICCAR) which was held in Bologna (Italy) on 17 and 18 April 2016. It will also be devoted to the contribution of ICCAR and its regional/national Coalitions to the UN Conference on Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) which will be held in Quito (Ecuador) from 17 to 20 October 2016.

As a global platform for collaboration between city-level actors launched by UNESCO in 2004, ICCAR now has over 500 Member Cities worldwide across its seven regional and national Coalitions. Through ICCAR, UNESCO promotes international cooperation between cities to strengthen advocacy for global solidarity and collaboration, and promote inclusive urban development free from all forms of discrimination, by sharing good practices, knowledge and expertise, and by advancing joint action through the development of participatory city-level policies and initiatives.