Upcoming Events

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 Virtual Event Planning and Design, Urban Health

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. https://isocarp.org/58th-wpc-brussels-2022/

UN Day Physical Event Climate Change

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…

- 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
- UN Day Virtual Event Resilience and Risk Reduction
- 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…

Partner Event Physical Event Climate Change

New European Bauhaus Festival

The New European Bauhaus initiative is now moving from the co-design phase, which  collected more  than 2,000 pieces of insight from all over Europe during the first six months of 2021, to the delivery phase. The communication from the European Commission on the New European Bauhaus shared in mid September creates the framework for actions to follow. https://www.beda.org/news/the-first-new-european-bauhaus-festival-in-june-2022/

- 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 Virtual Event New Urban Agenda

High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda 28 April 2022

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 75/224 of December 2020, the President of the United Nations General Assembly will convene a one-day High-Level Meeting to assess progress of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda on Thursday 28 April 2022 at UN headquarters in New York.

The objectives of the meeting are to assess the progress…

- Partner Event Hybrid Event Governance

Forum of Mayors 2022

The Forum of Mayors is a platform for ongoing exchange and mutual learning where Mayors will present their efforts to tackle challenges in their cities. Cities will learn from each other’s best practices in the areas of housing and climate-neutral buildings, green cities and nature-based solutions, sustainable urban transport and safer roads, and smart urban development solutions.

Partner Event Virtual Event Governance

International Seminar on Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs)

Theme and involvement

The seminar, oc-organized by UN-Habitat, UCLG, SKR, and ICLD, will address key aspects of the local reporting on the achievement of the SDGs, focusing mainly on the Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) process. Interested partners will hear from the experience of VLRs from other cities, as well as key actors supporting the process.

The session will be the occasion to launch a research report on…

- UN-Habitat Event Virtual Event Mobility and Transport

Lebanon – National Urban Forum (NUF1)

The first National Urban Forum (NUF1) of Lebanon is being held from 23 to 24 March 2022, under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati.

NUF1 is co-organized by UN-Habitat and ESCWA.

The overall objective of this first NUF of Lebanon is to concretely discuss the increasing urban challenges, considering the multiple ongoing crises in Lebanon and articulate why an…


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…

UN-Habitat Event Virtual Event Gender

Launch of the Key Messages on Women, Land and Peace

On 16 February 2022, UN-Habitat, the Global Land Tool Network, and the Housing, Land and Property Area of Responsibility of the Global Protection Cluster, in collaboration with UNHCR and NRC, will host an online event to launch the “Key Messages on Women, Land and Peace. Sustaining Peace through Women’s Empowerment and Increased Access to Land and Property Rights in Fragile and Conflict-affected Contexts”.

The role of women is pivotal…

Partner Event Hybrid Event Capacity Building, Resilience and Risk Reduction

ECOSOC Partnership Forum

The 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum will be on the theme “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

UN-Habitat, the Local2030 Coalition and UNDP are co-organizing a virtual side-event in the framework of the 2022 ECOSOC Partnership Forum…

Partner Event Virtual Event Innovation

Conference of Strasbourg - People Centred Smart Cities

This event will bring together key experts from France, Europe and selected countries globally to reflect on key areas of digital transformation and urban development within the framework of people centered smart cities. The findings of the discussions will be taken forward as inputs to the upcoming eleventh session of the World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland as well as mobilizing local and national governments towards the elaboration and…

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