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Registration open for the twelfth session of the World Urban Forum

Registration for the twelfth session of the World Urban Forum – the world’s premier conference on sustainable urbanization – is now open. Registration will close on 30 October 2024. 

Established by the United Nations in 2001 to examine rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and climate change, the World Urban Forum (WUF) is a dynamic and participatory platform that encourages discussions and critical discourse on urban development. 

WUF12 will take place from 4 to 8 November 2024 in Cairo, Egypt, at the Egypt International Exhibition Center. 

Registration process

Registrations are open until 30 October 2024 at 6 p.m. (UTC+02:00). 

To register, visit


Under the theme "It All Starts at Home: Local Actions for Sustainable Cities and Communities," WUF12 will explore the transformative power of localized actions. More information on the theme of WUF12 will be made available soon. 

Partner-led events

The heart of the World Urban Forum thrives on its diverse community of stakeholders. Applications for hosting partner-led events, including participation in the Urban Expo, are now open. Apply now!

About WUF12

WUF12 is convened by UN-Habitat and co-organized with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt. WUF comes back to the African continent for the first time after its inaugural session in Nairobi in 2002; this will be the first time that the event is held in a megacity.

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