MONTRÉAL, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal, the Honorable Denis Coderre, is leaving for New York Tuesday, September 20th, to attend the High Level Panel for Road Safety and the high-level meeting of the International Leading Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy, organized under the presidency of François Hollande, President of France.
"Cities play an increasingly important role in global issues, and as such, Montréal has become a reference in several fields, including the social economy, the fight against climate change, "Living Together", the fight against radicalisation and the development of metropolitan areas. The participation by the City of Montréal at the High Level Panel for Road Safety as well as at the meeting of the International Pilot Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy demonstrates that Montréal is an engaged metropolis whose diverse expertise is widely recognized," said Denis Coderre.
High Level Panel for Road Safety
The High Level Panel for Road Safety is an initiative of the International Automobile Federation and its President, Jean Todt, also a special envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for road safety. In the context in which the International Automobile Federation is about to carry out an international road safety campaign, Denis Coderre was invited as the Mayor of Montréal and President of Metropolis, an international association that brings together large metropolises of more than one million people, to join with the High Level Panel for Road Safety and present the role and responsibilities of cities in terms of road safety, as well as the Montréal initiatives in this field, including the recent "Vision Zero" strategy for pedestrian and cyclist safety.
International Leading Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy
The Mayor of Montréal will also take part in the meeting of the International Leading Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy as the President of Metropolis and host of the 3rd Global Social Economy Forum-GSEF, which was held in Montréal at the beginning of September. This meeting is organized by France, under the presidency of President François Hollande and the Mont-Blanc Meetings, the International Leading Group of the Social and Solidarity Economy. In the perspective of the Habitat III Conference, the meeting, which will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, will bring together key players who wish to promote an economy that combines environmental, social and economic efficiency offering multiple solutions in a global sustainable development objective.
The Mayor of Montréal will take advantage of his visit to New York to attend the speech by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to be delivered at the United Nations General Assembly.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif
For further information: Source: Marc-André Gosselin, Attaché de presse, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, 514 290-1194 ; Information: François Goneau, Relationniste, Service des communications, 514 868-5859