Event Listing


22 Sep 2022 to 22 Sep 2022

IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition - Water for smart liveable cities

05 Jul 2022 to 12 Jul 2022

High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

26 Jun 2022 to 30 Jun 2022

The Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11)

The theme of WUF11, Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will highlight a state of informed preparedness that provides us with the opportunity to anticipate change, correct the course of action if necessary, and become more knowledgeable on the different possibilities that the future of cities offers. It also illuminates the ways that policy, strategies and actions can promote desirable futures.
The long-term prospects point to a world that will continue to urbanize over the next decade - from 56% as is currently the case to 60% by 2030, with urban areas expected to absorb virtually all the future growth of the world’s population. Sustainable urbanization provides the basis and prosperity that are crucial to the global efforts to build back better, stronger, greener, safer and smarter from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and get the world back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Once viewed primarily through the lens of challenges to be addressed, urban areas are now crucial to securing sustainable economic, social and environmental futures.
WUF11 will provide greater insights and clarity on the future of cities based on existing trends, challenges and opportunities, as well as disruptive conditions, including the valuable lessons that cities have learned from the ongoing pandemic, and suggest ways cities can be better prepared to address future pandemics and a wide range of other shocks.

Visit the WUF11 website

Contact email: unhabitat-wuf@un.org

09 Jun 2022 to 09 Jun 2022

New European Bauhaus Festival

The New European Bauhaus initiative is now moving from the co-design phase, which  collected more  than 2,000 pieces of insight from all over Europe during the first six months of 2021, to the delivery phase. The communication from the European Commission on the New European Bauhaus shared in mid September creates the framework for actions to follow.

For more information, please visit https://www.beda.org/news/the-first-new-european-bauhaus-festival-in-june-2022/

17 May 2022 to 21 May 2022

9th Africities Summit

The Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the Implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063

Read more: Press release - New dates for the Africities summit in Kisumu, Kenya