On the occasion of the annual meeting of the governing council of the Union of the Greek Municipalities (KEDE) that took place in Brussels on 31 January , the Union’s president Mr. Giorgos Patoulis invited UNRIC Communication Officer Dimitri Fatouros to brief the approximately 100 members of the Union’s council and their staff on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and Communities.
Mr. Fatouros referred to the work of the United Nations, the close relation between our Organization with Greece and the humanitarian work of the UN in Greece after the end of the WW II. Emphasis was also given to the important role that the local administration, cities and communities can play for peace, security, human rights and development around the world and in particular for the promotion and achievement of the SDGs.
KEDE President Mr. Giorgos Patoulis and the members of KEDE reaffirmed their commitment for working with the United Nations and its agency’s for putting the SDGs in the center of the Greek municipalities’ agenda until 2030.
It was also proposed that a major conference on the SDGs will be organized by KEDE in Greece.
The briefing was a common UNRIC/KEDE - Brussels office initiative.
Contact: Dimitri FATOUROS, Communication Officer for Greece and Cyprus, United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) - firstname.lastname@example.org