WUF9 was the first large-scale event on urban development after the adoption of the New Urban Agenda during the Habitat III Conference in October 2016. The Ninth Urban Forum was also the first to focus on its implementation. The Forum was hosted by the Government of Malaysia and took place in the nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.
The target populations who benefit directly from the Forum are the New Urban Agenda Partners and decision makers, national and subnational government representatives, and parliamentarians in particular. Other beneficiaries include academia, civil society and grassroots organizations, the private sector, and the general public.