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/ Main / News / The Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov participated in the World Humanitarian Summit of the UN


Placed: 30.05.2016 17:50:41

The Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov participated in the World Humanitarian Summit of the UN

Istanbul organized UN World Humanitarian Summit. The mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov was among the participants of the forum. Photo

The first UN World Humanitarian Summit was opened in Istanbul (Turkey) on May 23, 2016.
The program of the summit included a forum "Meeting of Mayors: Cities response to migration" which was held on May 24. The forum was attended by the Secretary-General of UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the heads of more than a hundred municipalities from all over the world who work on reception and accommodation of displaced persons and refugees.

The mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov was the only mayor from Ukraine officially invited to participate in the forum.

According to the Secretary General of UN, the problem of people who are running from war exists in many cities. That is why socialization of migrants is the main thing to do for today.

"We are gathered together to outline the contours of the new future. Today we declare that we are united and have overall responsibility. Let us here and now firmly promise not only to save lives, but also to give them opportunity to live in dignity "- said Ban Ki-moon.

Forum participants talked about the need to work together and coordinate international efforts to respond to humanitarian needs of our time.

By the results of the meeting Gennadiy Trukhanov was invited to participate in the World Parliament of Mayors, which will be held in September 2016 in Holland.

 

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