UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka joins a list of highly distinguished speakers due to appear at the second World Cities Summit in Singapore in June 2010.
Some 16 Ministers will be in attendance joined by the President of the Asian Development Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda, and the World Bank’s vice-president for East Asia and Pacific, James Adams.
Mrs. Tibaijuka has been invited as the keynote speaker for a panel on Harmonious and Liveable Cities and will be joined by Ms. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports; Ms. Carrie Lam, Secretary for Development in Hong Kong; and Mr. Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup.
“With major cities around the world facing the pressures of growing urbanization, it is vital that governments, business and communities work together to address the issues of growth, liveability and sustainability,” said Andrew Tan, Director of Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), which is organizing the Summit.
The Summit will include the World Mayors’ Forum and World Cities Expo as well as the inaugural presentation of the USD 200,000 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize. For further information, go to: www.worldcities.com.sg