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.
WUF: Theme, numbers & facts
Theme: Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future
Attendance: 17,000+ attendees from 158 countries.
Place: Katowice, Poland
Theme: Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation
Attendance: 13,000+ attendees from 160 countries.
Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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
Road to WUF
The WUF12, convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), will take place in Cairo, Egypt. This will be the first time in over 20 years, the forum is returning to the African continent, and it is the first time that it will be held in a megacity of more than 20 million inhabitants.
The Government of Egypt and UN-Habitat kick off preparations of WUF12
The Declared Actions of the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum
WUF11 closes with calls for urgent urban action
WUF11: an “extraordinary moment” for the world’s cities
The World Urban Forum is underway!
Urban crisis dialogue at the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum in Poland
UN HABITAT opens application for WUF11 events and exhibition space
UN HABITAT opens registration for WUF11
WUF11 Handover ceremony from Abu Dhabi UAE to Katowice Poland