COME AND WATCH THE SOCCER MATCH OF THE YEAR
United for our Goals
Mayors and Ambassadors Scoring the sustainable Development GoalsIt’s a first in history!
The Forum of Mayors 2020 will feature a soccer match bringing together mayors and diplomats on one court. City leaders and Geneva-based ambassadors will team-up and get the ball rolling for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! Match day is 6 October, lunch time, at the Palais des Nations (Geneva, Switzerland) – the grass field normally reserved for peacocks will turn into a playing field for sporty policymakers and tactical diplomats.
Make sure you don’t miss the most exciting match of the year - where local leaders and diplomats roll up their sleeves and show real action for the global goals.
All necessary measures will be taken to ensure the safety and health of players and spectators.
Let’s get moving for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)! The Forum of Mayors 2020 will bring together mayors and diplomats on a football field. City leaders and Geneva-based ambassadors will team-up to get the ball rolling for the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs.
The match will take place at the Palais des Nations (Geneva, Switzerland) – the grass field normally reserved for peacocks will turn into a playing field for sporty policymakers and tactical diplomats
COVID-19 alert: In order to ensure compliance with social distancing rules, the match will take place in the form of penalty kicks only.
Captain of Ambassadors United:
Walter Stevens, Head of EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva
Captain of Mayors United:
Sami Kanaan, Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland
Hashtags: #United4SDGs #mayorsaction #GlobalGoals
Register to watch: indico.un.org/e/football_fom2020
Ariana Park, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
To attend UNECE meetings at the Palais des Nations, you must register in advance online on the relevant conference/meeting’s webpage. For Long Duration badges, please contact the secretariat of the meeting.
Delegates enter the Palais through the Pregny Gate (Portail Pregny - see map) entrance, which faces the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters on the Route de Pregny. In order to obtain your identity badge from the Security Services, you will be< asked to present a valid passport or a national identity card. Your badge is strictly for your own personal use. Please note that delays here are common and lengthy and delegates are unfortunately required to wait in the open air.