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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government hosted the 2019 Urban 20 (U20) Tokyo Mayors Summit as the chair city. As the result of the Summit, U20 issued the communiqué stated below as a message to the G20.

> Communiqué(PDF)

Urban 20 (U20)

Urban 20 (U20) is an initiative developed in 2017 under the leadership of the Mayor of Buenos Aires and Mayor of Paris, and convened by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) in collaboration with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). U20 seeks to develop a joint position and collective messages to inform and enrich the discussions of national leaders at the G20 Summit through unique urban perspectives. Tokyo has been participating in the U20 from 24 January 2018.

【U20 Participating Cities】(as of February 2019) 27 cities
※Sister and Friendship Cities of Tokyo(9 cities)

Barcelona, Beijing※, Berlin※, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Durban, Hamburg, Houston, Jakarta※, Johannesburg, London※, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, Moscow※, New York City※, Osaka City, Paris※, Rio de Janeiro, Rome※,
São Paulo, Seoul※, Sydney, Tokyo, Tshwane

2019 Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit

In 2019, as Japan will host the G20 Summit, Tokyo will host the second U20 Mayors Summit. Mayors of participating cities are invited to the U20 Mayors Summit to discuss and approve a communiqué, which will be formally presented to the G20.

20 May - 22 May 2019 (one month ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit)

Hilton Tokyo, 6-6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan

1) Climate Action
2) Social Inclusion and Integration
3) Sustainable Economic Growth

1) U20 Participating Cities
Berlin, Buenos Aires, Durban, Hamburg, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, New York City, Osaka City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Tshwane, and Tokyo

2) Observer Cities
Amsterdam, Brussels, Helsinki, Riyadh, Rotterdam, Ulaanbaatar, and Yokohama

*Due to the capacity of the venue, the participants in the 2019 U20 Mayors Summit will be invitation only.

【Program Details】
The event will live-stream on the TMG website:

-May 21st 9:15-15:30:
-May 22nd 8:30-9:30:
-May 22nd 11:20-11:40 Press Announcement:

◆ Session Speakers(PDF)

May 21st 9:15-9:25U20/URF Opening remarksMs. Yuriko Koike
Governor of Tokyo
9:25-9:40U20 Opening remarksBuenos Aires/C40/UCLG
9:40-10:00Keynote speechDr. David M. Malone
UNU Rector
10:15-10:55Session 1: Climate ActionDr. Riyanti Djalante
Academic Programme Officer, UNU
11:05-11:50Session 2:
Circular Economy
Mr. Atsushi Koresawa
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
12:45-13:30 Session 3:
Social Inclusion and Integration
Ms. Maitreyi Bordia Das
Manager, Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, World Bank
13:45-14:30Session 4:
Sustainable Economic Growth
Mr. Jeff Merritt
Head of Internet of Things, Robotics and Smart City, WEF
14:45-15:30Session 5:
Gender Equality
Ms. Kae Ishikawa
Director of UN Women Japan Liaison Office
May 22nd 8:30-9:30Session 6(Breakfast meeting):SDGsPh.D. Norichika Kanie
Keio University
11:20-11:40U20/URF Press Announcement-

【Governer's video message】

Side Event Information

◆ International Symposium - Visionary cities, Inclusive cities -(Hosted by World Bank)

-DATE/TIME: Monday, May 20, 2019, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-VENUE: World Bank Tokyo Office, 14th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

◆ International Symposium - Cities and the role of private sector in urban solutions -(Hosted by International Finance Corporation)

-DATE/TIME: Monday, May 20, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm
-VENUE: Hyatt Regency Tokyo(SHINJUKU-KU, 2-7-2 NISHI-SHINJUKU, Tokyo, JAPAN)
-CONTACT: International Finance Corporation Tokyo Office Tel 03-3597-6657


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【Supporting Partners】

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【Advisory Partners】

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【First Urban 20 Mayors Summit (in Buenos Aires, 29-30 October 2018)】


◆Key documents of the first Urban 20 Mayors Summit

> Joint Statement(PDF:146KB)

> Communiqué(PDF:9.2MB)

> White Papers

>> Affordable Housing in the World's Cities(PDF:13.4MB)

>> Building open transparent responsive and inclusive cities(PDF:12.2MB)

>> Gender Inequalities in Cities(PDF:16.2MB)

>> Implementing the Paris Agreement at the Local Level; A Framework Proposal to Foster Vertical Integration in NDCs(PDF:21.8MB)

>> Inclusive Growth and Social Cohesion in Cities: An OECD Approach(PDF:10.0MB)

>> Promoting Subnational Financing for Cities(PDF:13.8MB)

>> The Future of Work in CIties(PDF:14.3MB)

>> Translating Global Vision into Local Reality: Building the right knowledge and policy infrastructure to support local sustainable development(PDF:1.5MB)

>> Upstream Planning For Upstream Planning(PDF:16.3MB)

>> Urban challenges in the 21st Century(PDF:1.4MB)

>> Urban Mobility,Health and Public Spaces: Reshaping Urban Landscapes(PDF:14.5MB)

>> Urban Water Resilience(PDF:11.9MB)

【Press Release】

◆ 19 April 2018

◆ 30 October 2018 EN CN KR

◆ 31 October 2018

◆ 10 May 2019


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