International Day of Zero Waste 30 March
On 14 December 2022, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution at its seventy-seventh session to proclaim 30 March as International Day of Zero Waste, to be observed annually. Türkiye, with 105 other countries, put forward the resolution. It follows other resolutions focused on waste, including “…
High-Level Meeting of the UNGA on the Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR
The HLM will adopt a concise and action-oriented political declaration to renew commitment and accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework which can inform the quadrennial review of the SDGs at the ECOSOC High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July of 2023; the SDGs Summit and the UN Secretary General’s Summit of the Future, at the 78th Session of the UN General…
The 5th Global WOPs Congress & GWOPA Assembly in Bonn, Germany
Resilience in challenging times: Mobilizing collaboration for future-ready water and sanitation service providers.
UN-Habitat’s GWOPA will convene the global water and sanitation utility community at the 5th Global WOPs Congress in Bonn, Germany, on 22-25 May 2023.
Second UN-Habitat Assembly
The second session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly will be held from 5 to 9 June 2023, at the UN-Habitat Headquarters in Nairobi. The theme of the session is “A sustainable urban future through inclusive and effective multilateralism: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in times of global crises”
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), through its outcome on "The Future We Want", established the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2012.
The HLPF is the central United Nations platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. It is the apex of the architecture…
The 2023 SDG Summit will be convened on 19-20 September 2023, during the United Nations General Assembly high-level week. Heads of State and Government will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to follow-up and review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . They will carry out a comprehensive review of the state of the SDGs, respond to the impact of…
Forum of Mayors 2023
The third edition of the Forum of Mayors will be held in Geneva on 2-3 October 2023, before the 84th Session of the Committee on Urban Development, Housing, and Land Management (3-6 October 2023).
The Forum will give the chance to mayors and vice-mayors to share their success stories and challenges contributing to the achievement of multi-level and multi-governance coherence and complementary. It will allow for the participation of…
The 8th Asia‐Pacific Urban Forum (APUF‐8)
The 8th Asia‐Pacific Urban Forum (APUF‐8) will take place in Suwon, Republic of Korea, in October 2023.
APUF‐8 will openly welcome governments, organizations, private sector, academic institutions, civil society and other stakeholders to engage in dialogues over the course of the Forum. The Forum is being planned to include a High-level ministerial session, thematic plenary and parallel sessions, side events and exhibitions to present…
2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28)
The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the UNFCCC will convene from 30 November to 12 December 2023. It will take place in the United Arab Emirates.
Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2023
The Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) is an annual, inclusive intergovernmental forum to support follow-up and review of progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the regional level, while serving as a regional preparatory meeting to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). The Forum provides a regional perspective on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for…
UN 2023 Water Conference
On 20 December 2018, the General Assembly adopted the resolution on the “Midterm comprehensive review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Sustainable Development’, 2018-2028” (A/RES/73/226).
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67)
The sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 6 to 17 March 2023.
Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to contribute to the session.
Ninth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
The Ninth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD-9) will be convened in Niamey from 28 February to 2 March 2023. The Forum is organized jointly by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Niger, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and other entities in the United Nations system.
The theme of the ninth session of the Regional Forum is “…
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
The world today is at a critical inflection point. The sheer number of ongoing crises calls for bold collective action.
The Annual Meeting will convene leaders from government, business, and civil society to address the state of the world and discuss priorities for the year ahead.
It will provide a platform to engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogues and help find solutions through public-private cooperation.
World Toilet Day 2022
Groundwater and sanitation – making the invisible
World Toilet Day 2022 focuses on the impact of the sanitation crisis on groundwater.
This observance, held annually since 2013, celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 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: sanitation…
Launch of the report “Land, Natural Resources and Climate Change in the Arab Region” at COP27
On the 17th of November 2022 at COP27 in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt the findings and recommendations from the report “Land, Natural Resources and Climate Change in the Arab Region” will be presented.
Developed by the Arab Land Initiative’s partners UN-Habitat, Global Land Tool Network and Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and…
Day of Eight Billion
On 15 November 2022, the world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion people, a milestone in human development. This unprecedented growth is due to the gradual increase in human lifespan owing to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. It is also the result of high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries.
While it took the global population 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion, it…
The UN Climate Change Conference COP27
The UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) is the main decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is held every year, to assess the measures of the parties to limit climate change. This year the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November.
On 17 November 2022, the Egyptian COP27 Presidency with the support of UN-Habitat…
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…
Launch of the global action plan framework on informal settlements and slums
Launch of the Global Action Plan Framework on Informal Settlements and Slums, will be co-hosted by the government of the Republic of South Africa and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the event is scheduled to take place on the 16 – 17 October 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa.
UN-Habitat's Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) and the Republic of South Africa invites you to the launch of the Global Action Plan. The…
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…
World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
Every year people around the world take action and…
First Azerbaijan National Urban Forum (NUFA)
First Azerbaijan National Urban Forum (NUFA) - convened by the State Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, co-organized by UN-Habitat and ADA University will be held from 5 to 6 October 2022. It is the first non-legislative event convened by the State Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, bringing together a wide range of urban stakeholders and participants in the…
58th ISOCARP World Planning Congress – From Wealthy to Healthy Cities
The World Planning Congress of City and Regional Planners in Brussels.
The congress will be organised from 3 to 7 October 2022, and will include technical tours, plenary sessions, workshops, walkshops and networking events.