With two-thirds of the global population living in cities by 2030, urban areas are crucial to social development, economic prosperity and poverty eradication. They drive most of the economic growth and are a source of innovation, facing sanitation and security challenges while acting as cultural centres. This brings challenges for all family members such as children, parents, youth, persons with disabilities and older persons.
· Moderator: Mario Armella, World President of the International Federation for Family Development.
· Dr. Siti Norlasiah Binti Ismail, D. G. of the National Population and Family Development Board of Malaysia.
· Closing Remarks: Ms. Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Social Policy and Development - UN DESA.
· Javier Lopez, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Dep. of Health and Mental Hygiene.
· Lynn Walsh, Co-Chair, New York NGO Committee on the Family.
· Ariel Rojas, President, Transdiaspora Network.
· Emily Valente, American Association of Retired People, representative.
· Kevin Bravazon, Generations United, representative.