The U.S. women’s national team won a historic fourth World Cup title in France on Sunday, beating the Netherlands 2-0 in the final, and will now have the opportunity to celebrate with home fans at their own victory ticker-tape parade.Stars such as Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and Rose Lavelle will return Stateside after their victory in Lyon to greet their U.S. supporters four years on from when they last lifted the World Cup in 2015.Goal has all the details about the ticker tape parade including when and where it is, route information, and how the public can attend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare When is the USWNT victory parade?The USWNT parade will take place on Wednesday, July 10. It will start at 9:30am ET.Where is the USWNT victory parade?Just like four years ago, the USWNT parade will take place in Manhattan, New York.The parade will be located in mostly Lower Manhattan across the long stretch of Broadway – known as the Canyon of Heroes – starting from Battery to City Hall Park. It will then end with a ceremony at City Hall at 10:30am, where the USWNT members will be presented with keys to the city by Mayor Bill de Blasio.The Ticker Tape Parade is FREE and open to all!The route starts Wednesday at 9:30am at Battery Park and heads along the Canyon of Heroes — up Broadway to City Hall. #USWNT #OneNationOneTeam pic.twitter.com/sUCpqq3u65— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) July 8, 2019It’s the city’s first ticker-tape parade since the USWNT’s 2015 World Cup victory.The 2015 parade had attracted tens of thousands of fans and cost the city an estimated $1.5 million and was New York’s first to honour a women’s team. It was also the first time New York celebrated national athletes with a ticker-tape parade since 1984, when the victors at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles were given a hero’s welcome.New York City has hosted 206 parades along the Canyon of Heroes since the first one to celebrate the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886.“Young women who watched that game will grow up and they’ll tell their daughters and tell their sons about that 2015 championship team that made history — that opened minds and brought us together,” de Blasio said during the ceremony,” de Blasio said of the 2015 ceremony.Is the USWNT victory parade free?The USWNT victory parade is free to attend, but tickets to the ceremony at City Hall – which were released on a first-come, first-serve basis for the general public – are all sold out. Registration opened at 2pm Monday and closed within seconds.
24 September 2007Palestinian institutions have been so weakened by the crises, fiscal uncertainty and political divisions of recent years that they will have to be rebuilt and reformed if they are to lay the foundations of a credible future state, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a meeting today of key donors to the Palestinian people. Mr. Ban told the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, which met at United Nations Headquarters in New York, that the efforts of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to draw up a comprehensive reform and development plan for the territory were a positive first step.“The consolidation of security, justice and the rule of law are of immediate priority in this respect, and vital to build confidence among Palestinians and Israelis alike,” he said to the Committee, which serves as the main coordination mechanism for development assistance to the Palestinian people.Today’s meeting, which was attended by Dr. Fayyad and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni among others, was held in part to help prepare for an international pledging conference slated to take place in December. Dr. Fayyad’s development plan will serve as the basis for discussions at the conference.Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who chaired the meeting, said the Committee reaffirmed its view that economic progress in the occupied Palestinian territory is an essential component to ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.“Improved living conditions for the Palestinian people will facilitate the establishment of a Palestinian State,” he said in a summary of the meeting. “Hence, the Palestinian Authority, Israel and the donors all have to take stronger action to ensure the economic revival necessary to improve the daily lives of the Palestinian population.”Mr. Støre added that development assistance is not enough to create a sustainable economy or to deliver tangible results on the ground.“Easing restrictions on movement and access is vital for the revival of the Palestinian economy. Israeli security concerns should be taken into account,” he said.Committee members also stressed that the Palestinian Authority should implement policies with a view to enhancing governance, strengthening institutions and improving the security environment.In his address Mr. Ban noted that the recently appointed Representative of the Middle East diplomatic Quartet, Tony Blair, has already started working with the parties to determine how best to strengthen the Palestinian economy and the institutions of Palestinian statehood.“Only if the peace process rests on solid institutional and economic foundations does it have a chance of succeeding,” he said.The Secretary-General also voiced concern that the living conditions of a growing number of Palestinians are deteriorating.“I am particularly concerned for the welfare for the ordinary people of Gaza, who find themselves and their goods increasingly cut off from the outside world,” he said, stressing that the world has a shared responsibility to help the population.Mr. Ban said he was deeply concerned about “the de facto separation of the two parts of the occupied Palestinian territory, the efforts of Hamas to set up a competing government and the continuing violence and in and emanating from Gaza.”Israel should take its own steps as well, he said, to encourage economic renewal. Access and movement for Palestinian workers and business operators and for commercial goods “will need to be eased as a matter of priority.”Although Israel faced “continuing security threats which cannot be ignored,” Mr. Ban said a political solution was essential to providing the country with long-term security. “There are risks in taking action, but the risks of inaction at this time are far greater.”Mr. Blair, who briefed the Quartet – which comprises the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States – yesterday on the latest developments in the region, also addressed the Committee meeting today.The Quartet issued a statement after yesterday’s meeting welcoming the international peace conference on the Middle East scheduled for Washington and calling for the talks there to be “substantive and serious.”Mr. Ban described yesterday’s meeting as extremely productive and said the recently renewed dialogue between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas has already yielded positive results.He cited the resumption of tax and customs revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority and the resulting payment of full salaries to Palestinian public sector workers.“We have a new opportunity to build a cycle of mutual confidence, one in which calm, moderation and growing trust have a chance to prevail,” Mr. Ban said.