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The Dialogues are the high-profile events which set the agenda for policy and action.

They provide a platform for global thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers to share insights on themes of global importance, connected to the overall theme of the Forum, and includes active discussion with the audience. Discussions collect key reflections on the status of and way forward to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The WUF11 theme Transformation of cities for a Better Urban Future is supported by six Dialogues, each of which explores a different dimension of transformation. Dialogues will be curated by UN-Habitat and facilitated by thought leaders and experts.