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Mayor Landrieu to visit Vatican, meet with pope for summit on solutions to global issues



NEW ORLEANS —New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will travel to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis with a select group of mayors, local governors and representatives of the United Nations for a two-day summit to discuss possible solutions to global issues.

The range of topics include climate change, human trafficking and sustainable development.

During the summit, Landrieu’s office said he will “offer formal remarks to the group about the challenges New Orleans has faced and how the city has become a model for resilience and sustainability.”

The mayor’s office said the city will continue this work by releasing in August one of the world’s first resilience strategies as part of its work with 100 Resilient Cities, which was pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

From July 21 – 22, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences will host a workshop titled “Modern Slavery and Climate Change: The Commitment of the Cities” and a symposium titled “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities.”

“It is an honor and privilege to join His Holiness Pope Francis as he brings together this group of international leaders for an action-oriented gathering about opportunities and challenges facing local governments,” Landrieu said in a statement. “This type of honest, proactive collaboration will help create more peaceful, prosperous and resilient communities around the world.

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