Side events


Side Events remain an important aspect of the World Urban Forum and provide a platform for governments, partners, civil society organizations, private sector, community representatives, international and national organizations, academia, international and regional finance Institutions, and other United Nations entities to showcase or present their latest innovations or best practices.

The topic is usually related to the overall theme of the Forum.  It could also have a relationship with reporting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. A Side Event is only held by application and would include book launches, receptions, a short representation, signing of an agreement, etc.

Side Events last strictly not more than 1 hour and are usually held during lunch time either on 10, 11 or 12 February 2019 in rooms with an average audience capacity of 100 people. Standard technical equipment e.g. audio system, microphones, presentation screen, laptop for projections like video or power point will be made available at no cost to the organizer. Each room has a podium (table and 4 chairs) and some rooms have an interpreters’ booth plus required equipment (at no cost). Interpretation services however need to be requested for at an early stage and paid upfront by the organizer.

How to apply

The online application to organize a Side Event opened on 31 July 2019. It is necessary to submit the online application before the deadline of 14 October 2019. We will be unable to consider incomplete application forms or submissions after the set deadline.

Please read the WUF10 concept paper and Side event selection criteria below prior to filling out the online application form. Applications received within the deadline will be reviewed by a selection panel and applicants shall be informed of the outcome from 4 November 2019 onwards. Side event organizers have to register as participants on this website.

Download WUF10 Concept paper

Download Side Event Selection criteria

Apply here