The Twelfth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF12) will take place in Cairo, Egypt. This session is the first time the Forum will take place on the African continent since its inaugural session in 2002 in Nairobi, Kenya. WUF12 will focus on sustainable, inclusive, and resilient cities. The is co-organized by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), with the Government of Egypt.
The UN established the WUF in 2001 to examine the pressing issue of rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, and economies in light of climate change and other challenges. The forum is a non-legislative platform and one of the most inclusive international gatherings on urban issues.