From 7-13 February 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will convene the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9), hosted in Kuala Lumpur by the Government of Malaysia, under the theme: Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda.
The World Urban Forum, convened every two years, is recognized as the foremost global arena for interaction among policymakers, local government leaders, non-government organizations and expert practitioners in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements. WUF9 is expected to draw around 25,000 attendees.
The Forum is a non-legislative technical forum established by the UN General Assembly and convened by UN-Habitat held since 2002. After WUF4 in Nanjing, China, in 2008, it is the second time that the WUF is held in Asia.
WUF9 will be the first session to focus on implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. It will be instrumental to substantively feed inputs to the first report of its implementation. The Forum will also contribute to global mobilization towards advocating for the common vision on sustainable urban development enshrined in the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
More information about WUF9, including information on how to register as well as to submit applications for events and exhibition space can be found on www.wuf9.org. The deadline for event applications and exhibition space is 24 November 2017.