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IDB sponsors seminar on innovative sustainable urban development in Parana, Brazil

The Inter-American Development Bank will hold a seminar and exhibit June 9-10 on innovative urban sustainable development in the state of Paraná, Brazil, that has been supported with IDB financing.

The sessions will be inaugurated at 3 p.m. on June 9 by IDB President Enrique V. Iglesias in the presence of the governor of the state of Paraná, Jaime Lerner, and the state secretary of state for urban development, Lubomir Ficinski, at the IDB headquarters.

The Urban-Paraná program is a model experience in municipal development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The initiative and its innovative aspects and future development plans will be presented at the conference, and there will also be an exhibition about the program at the Bank´s atrium during the two days of the meeting.

The seminar and a ceremony inaugurating the exhibit will take place in the Andrés Bello Auditorium on the 9th floor of Bank headquarters, 1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

After the inauguration of the exhibit on June 9 at 5 p.m. with the presence of the Brazilian state authorities, there will be a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Las Américas room on the 7th floor.

On the second day, simultaneous workshops will be held on subjects such as administration systems, integrated monitoring, new financial instruments, planning and transportation systems, and training of municipal personnel.

Among those expected to attend are officials of the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and representatives of nongovernment organizations, municipal governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, and U.S. officials.

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