About the Event
World Urban Forum is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat. It examines the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.
WUF 11 will be held in the Polish city of Katowice from 26 to 30 of June 2022.
Thousands of participants and guests representing national, regional, and local governments, academics, business leaders, community leaders, urban planners are expected to attend the eleventh session of the World Urban Forum. WUF 11 is co-organized by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal office of Katowice.
The theme of WUF11, Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will provide greater insights and clarity on the future of cities based on existing trends, challenges and opportunities, as well as suggest ways cities can be better prepared to address future pandemics and a wide range of other shocks.
UN-Habitat has launched the online registration. The registration will remain open until 22 June 2022. Interested organizations can also book exhibition space or apply to host networking and training events at the World Urban Forum. The deadline to apply to host any event at WUF11 – 7 March 2022. Forms to book exhibition space and to apply for an event can be accessed through the personal profile dashboard after completing the online registration.
More information on WUF11, including various guidelines on respective applications processes can be found at www.wuf.unhabitat.org.
UN-Habitat supports countries to implement the urban dimensions of the sustainable development agenda to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. We focus on four main domains of change: Reduced spatial inequality and poverty in communities across the urban-rural continuum; enhanced shared prosperity for cities and regions; strengthened climate action and improved urban environment; and effective urban crises prevention and response.