Upcoming Events

9th World Water Forum

Created in 1996, the World Water Council is the founder and co-organizer of the World Water Forum and catalyzes collective action during and in between each Forum.

The World Water Forum is the world's largest event on water. It has been organized every three years since 1997 by the World Water Council, in partnership with a host country. The 9th Forum will be the first of its kind to be hosted in sub-Saharan Africa.
By bringing...

- Partner Event Global Event Governance

9th Africities Summit

Theme: 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

- Conference Global Event New Urban Agenda

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...

- UN Day Virtual Event Resilience and Risk Reduction

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

Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition will report on the water sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The emphasis will be on SDG6, which is dedicated to water and sanitation. The event will also highlight and explore the interwoven relation of water with all 17 of the global SDGs.

- Partner Event Hybrid Event Housing

UCLG World Congress

It will be one of the largest event between local governments and international organisations not to be missed. The next World Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) will take place in the Korean city of Daejeon, in October 2022.

One year before the event, Heo Tae-Jeon, the mayor of this city located 150 km south of Seoul, paid a visit CEMR secretary general Frédéric Vallier. An opportunity to shed some light on the...

- Partner Event Global Event Energy

25th World energy congress

Theme: Energy for Humanity

For 100 years, the World Energy Council’s triennial World Energy Congress has convened the cooperative power of the world energy community to turn inspiration into action. A globally recognised and always highly-anticipated ‘jewel in the crown’ event, the Congress connects all parts of the value chain, all sectors, all technologies and all geographies.

Drawing on the Council’s rich...

Past Events

International Migrants Day

Throughout human history, migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s will to overcome adversity and to live a better life. Today, globalization, together with advances in communications and transportation, has greatly increased the number of people, who have the desire and the capacity to move to other places.

This new era has created challenges and opportunities for societies throughout the world. It also has...


XVII World Water Congress

Theme: Foundations for Global Water Security and Resilience: Knowledge, Technology and Policy


International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women & 16 days Campaign

Why we must eliminate violence against women
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:

  • intimate partner violence (battering,...

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

- UN-Habitat Event Hybrid Event Capacity Building

The Second Session of the Executive Board Meeting 2021

The Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme will hold its second session of the year 2021 from Monday 15 November to Tuesday 16 November 2021.

- Partner Event Physical Event National Urban Policy

57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress

57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress Theme: Planning Unlocked: New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities 8-11 November 2021 Doha, Qatar The World Planning Congress of City and Regional Planners in Doha The ISOCARP World Planning Congress provides a platform for establishing professional as well as personal contacts with colleagues from all around the world. The registrations to this international event are open to...

- Partner Event Virtual Event Energy

Future Energy Series: Africa

Future Energy Series: Africa (FESA) is the deal-making and project origination platform of choice for the continent’s most influential low-carbon energy stakeholders. FESA takes an Africa-centric approach to the energy transition, which prioritises sustainable development, and solving the continental power deficit. Throughout, attendees will take advantage of carefully curated 1-2-1 meetings between stakeholders, investors and technology...


WHO Global Conference on Health and Climate Change

The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change with a special focus on Climate Justice, will convene at the margin of the COP26 UN climate change conference.  The aim of the conference is to support and showcase Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement which are ambitious, based on the principles of justice and equity, and promote and protect health. It will also mobilize the rapidly...

UN Day Global Event Resilience and Risk Reduction

World Tsunami Awareness Day

In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.

In 2021, World Tsunami Awareness Day will promote target (f) of the "Sendai Seven Campaign" which aims to “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions...

Partner Event Hybrid Event Climate Change

Climate Smart Cities Challenge

A new open innovation competition to demonstrate and scale cutting-edge solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better future for all.  

Competition to be launched at the Dubai Expo on 3 November 2021 with these four cities:

  • Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Makindye Ssabagabo, Uganda


Partner Event Physical Event Innovation

Bridge for Cities

Theme: Driving Innovation for Urban Resilience and Recovery from COVID-19

As the socio-economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated existing challenges in many cities, local governments have been called upon to act as ­first line responders and to lead the process of building back better, on a path towards resilient, inclusive, and green economic recovery for the advancement of the...

World Cities Day 2021

The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life, while each year a different sub-theme and a location for its global observance is selected, to either promote successes of urbanization, or address specific challenges resulting from urbanization.

The theme for World Cities Day this year is Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience. Cities worldwide are increasingly suffering the effects of climate-related disasters, such...

- Conference Global Event Climate Change

UNFCCC Conference of Parties (CoP 26)

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.


G20 Leaders’ Summit 2021

Since December 1st, 2020, Italy holds the Presidency of the G20, the international forum that brings together the world's major economies.

In 2021 the international community will need to show courage and ambition in order to overcome the great challenges of today: from recovering from the pandemic to addressing climate change, from supporting innovation to overcoming poverty and inequality.

The Presidency's agenda rests upon...

- Conference Virtual Event Climate Change, Resilience and Risk Reduction

SDG Cities Global Conference

Theme: Transformative Actions by Cities to Accelerate SDG Impact


With 55 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas, an additional 2.5 billion urban residents expected in the next 30 years, in combination with 65 percent of SDG targets being relevant to cities, it’s no surprise the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities. A renewed vigour and...