SHAH ALAM, Feb 12 — At a recent international conference of cities held in Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates, Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari had shared his views on the state’s urban development during a session on united cities and local government in Asia Pacific.
On Facebook today, Amirudin said he was given the opportunity to share Selangor’s history and experiences in meeting the scope set under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the Matchmaking session at the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10), which began on February 8 to 13.
“I am pleased to have represented the Shah Alam City Council as the first city in Southeast Asia to have presented its SDG report at the forum in Abu Dhabi.
“We were also given to opportunity to learn about Japan’s urban development through a presentation by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) director Junichi Fujino,” said Amirudin.
Also present during the Matchmaking session were United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG Aspac) secretary-general Bernadia Irawati and the chief of the Sustainable Urban Development Section of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap), Curt Garrigan.
Amirudin said he hopes to see the fruitful discussion between Selangor, UCLG Aspac, IGES, and Unescap would strengthen the global cooperation, which is in line with the SDG 17 on sustainable development through global partnerships.