Upcoming Events
- Conference Global Event Urban Economy and Finance

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.

- UN Day Global Event Water and Sanitation

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).

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- Conference Global Event Water and Sanitation

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.

- Partner Event Global Event Capacity Building

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…

Past Events
UN Day Global Event Water and Sanitation

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…

Partner Event Hybrid Event Climate Change, Land Tenure Security

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…

UN Day Global Event Monitoring and Profiling

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…

- Conference Global Event Climate Change

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…

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- Partner Event Global Event Urban 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…

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- Conference Physical Event Slum Upgrading

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…

- 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…

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…

- Conference Physical Event Urban Planning

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…

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- Partner Event Virtual Event Urban Planning, 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/

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.

- 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…

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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/