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World Urban Forum

The premier global conference on sustainable urbanization

4–8 November 2024, Cairo, Egypt


World Urban Forum

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization.

The WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. The first WUF was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and has been held around the world ever since.

Representatives of national, regional and local governments, academics, business people, community leaders, urban planners and civil society representatives will be among the thousands of people are expected to attend WUF11 which is co-organized by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, the Municipal Office of Katowice.

About WUF History, key documents

WUF: Theme, numbers & facts

Theme: Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future
Attendance: 17,000+ attendees from 158 countries.
Place: Katowice, Poland

26 to 30 June 2022

Theme: Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation
Attendance: 13,000+ attendees from 160 countries.
Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

8 to 13 February 2020

Theme: Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda
Attendance: 24000+ participants including representatives from 45 least developed countries.
Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7 to 13 February 2018


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Message by Mrs Tamara Vucic, First Lady of Serbia to WUF11
WUF11: Voices of the World Urban Forum in Katowice
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