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World Urban Forum

The premier global conference on sustainable urbanization

4–8 November 2024, Cairo, Egypt


World Urban Forum

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization.

The World Urban Forum (WUF) was established by the United Nations in 2001 to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and climate change.

Over the past two decades, WUF has evolved into the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization. Convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the forum is a unique non-legislative platform and one of the most inclusive international gatherings on urban issues. The first WUF was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and has been held around the world ever since.

The WUF12 will be held from 4–8 November 2024 in Cairo, Egypt and is co-organized by UN-Habitat and the Government of Egypt

About WUF History, key documents

WUF: Theme, numbers & facts

Theme: Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future
Attendance: 17,000+ attendees from 158 countries.
Place: Katowice, Poland
Date: 26 to 30 June 2022

17,000+ attendees

Theme: Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation
Attendance: 13,000+ attendees from 160 countries.
Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: 8 to 13 February 2020

13,000+ attendees

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
Date: 7 to 13 February 2018

24000+ participants


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