Seminar

Sustainable Cities Discussion Forum: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Hundreds of countries and cities the world over have committed to achieving the SDGs by the year 2030, but have they made any progress?

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- Europe/Helsinki

Hundreds of countries and cities the world over have committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030, but have they made any progress?

The UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the City of Helsinki are teaming up to host an inspirational series of discussion forums that will highlight some of the goals and work that is being done to make these goals a reality.

In this first event in the series on 31 May 2022, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Martha Chen will shine a light on the role of informal work in a transforming economy. A panel featuring Dr Chen, the Mayor of Helsinki Juhana Vartiainen, Emeritus Professor Jo Beall and Community Coordinator Mohamed Ghonam, will discuss what is being done to secure sustainable economic growth and decent work for everyone.

The event will be simulcast and available for later viewing on the city’s video streaming platform, Helsinki-kanava. The series is open to everyone who is interested in sustainability. Please note that seating in the City Hall Lobby is limited.

For full event details visit the UNU-WIDER website.

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