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, train, discuss and showcase on‐going work, and establish new partnerships and collaborations. Back‐to‐back associated events held before and after the Forum will inform and supplement the deliberations of the Forum. Technical site visits and best practice locations will be organized by the host city/government.
At APUF‐8, a flagship report to be jointly published by ESCAP, UN‐Habitat and other partners. The report will generally assess the status of urbanization across the region and will provide guidance on strategies to achieve sustainable urbanization, supported by reliable data and evidence on trends in urban population, infrastructure and systems, natural environment, and social equality.