FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA, CANADA – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) is proud to partner with the World Urban Campaign (WUC), an advocacy platform coordinated by UN-Habitat which is driven by over 100 partners from around the world. The Campaign aims ‘’to raise awareness about positive urban change in order to achieve green, productive, safe, healthy, inclusive, and well planned cities’’.
As our Executive Director and North American Representative for the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Olivia Labonté shares:
With the New Urban Agenda being decided in Quito this fall, the World Urban Campaign is an essential part of that process. The Campaign provides a platform from which multi-lateral partners from across all sectors can join forces to tackle the world's most pressing urban issues. As the North American Youth Advisor for UN-Habitat as well as a member of the World Urban Campaign's standing committee, I am excited for the many youth targeted initiatives that have emerged from the work of both bodies including the urban thinkers campuses. The Youth Advisory Board, Young Diplomats of Canada and many of our partners will continue working with the World Urban Campaign to ensure the outcomes of Habitat III are beneficial to the global youth.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Communications - Directrice des communications
Young Diplomats of Canada - Les Jeunes diplomates du Canada