Brussels, April 20, 2020 (UNESCO). UNESCO is launching a webinar series aiming to exchange experiences and expertise on the measures to address the COVID19 crisis at the global and local levels.


The webinar is targeting national/local policymakers and stakeholders, international and regional organizations, academics, students and NGOs. Speakers will include global experts and city authorities from UNESCO’s International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR.


The presentations will consist of actions of solidarity and assistance to vulnerable populations conducted by the cities, and items for discussion on how ICCAR and other city networks and actors could act as a crucial platform during this difficult time.


Four webinars are scheduled to take place between April 20 and 30, 2020. More editions of this webinar will be scheduled as of May 2020 to delve into a diversity of other topics such as city responses to gender-based violence and the UNESCO Slave Route project.

Click here to read the programme.


First edition:

Monday April 20, 2020, from 16:00 to 17:30 CEST.


  • Erias Lukwago, Mayor of Kampala City, Uganda (lead city of the Coalition of African Cities against Racism and Discrimination)
  • Aida Guillén Lanzarote, Director of Barcelona City’s Service for Citizenship Rights and Diversity
  • Benedetto Zacchiroli, President of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism


Click here to join the webinar.