Press Release: Latin America advances Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities

7th ITU Green Standards Week concludes with adoption of Manizales Manifesto

Geneva, 7 April 2017 – The 7th ITU Green Standards Week (GSW-17) has concluded with the adoption of the Manizales Manifesto, expressing the shared commitment of the event’s over 850 participants to the development of resource-efficient Circular Economy and Smart Sustainable Cities.

GSW-17 was held in Manizales, Colombia, 3-5 April 2017, hosted by the Municipality of Manizales and Colombia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies. The event explored contemporary challenges to city governance and the wellbeing of city inhabitants, examining the role to be played by information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the pursuit of the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals.

For full text see:

http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR14.aspx

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