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International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women & 16 days Campaign

Why we must eliminate violence against women
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:

  • intimate partner violence (battering,…

World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 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: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

- UN-Habitat Event Hybrid Event Capacity Building

The Second Session of the Executive Board Meeting 2021

The Executive Board of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme will hold its second session of the year 2021 from Monday 15 November to Tuesday 16 November 2021.

- Partner Event Physical Event National Urban Policy

57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress

57th ISOCARP World Planning Congress Theme: Planning Unlocked: New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities 8-11 November 2021 Doha, Qatar The World Planning Congress of City and Regional Planners in Doha The ISOCARP World Planning Congress provides a platform for establishing professional as well as personal contacts with colleagues from all around the world. The registrations to this international event are open to…

- Partner Event Virtual Event Energy

Future Energy Series: Africa

Future Energy Series: Africa (FESA) is the deal-making and project origination platform of choice for the continent’s most influential low-carbon energy stakeholders. FESA takes an Africa-centric approach to the energy transition, which prioritises sustainable development, and solving the continental power deficit. Throughout, attendees will take advantage of carefully curated 1-2-1 meetings between stakeholders, investors and technology…


WHO Global Conference on Health and Climate Change

The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change with a special focus on Climate Justice, will convene at the margin of the COP26 UN climate change conference.  The aim of the conference is to support and showcase Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement which are ambitious, based on the principles of justice and equity, and promote and protect health. It will also mobilize the rapidly…

UN Day Global Event Resilience and Risk Reduction

World Tsunami Awareness Day

In December 2015, the UN General Assembly designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day.

In 2021, World Tsunami Awareness Day will promote target (f) of the "Sendai Seven Campaign" which aims to “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions…

Partner Event Hybrid Event Climate Change

Climate Smart Cities Challenge

A new open innovation competition to demonstrate and scale cutting-edge solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better future for all.  

Competition to be launched at the Dubai Expo on 3 November 2021 with these four cities:

  • Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Makindye Ssabagabo, Uganda

Partner Event Physical Event Innovation

Bridge for Cities

Theme: Driving Innovation for Urban Resilience and Recovery from COVID-19

As the socio-economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated existing challenges in many cities, local governments have been called upon to act as ­first line responders and to lead the process of building back better, on a path towards resilient, inclusive, and green economic recovery for the advancement of the…

World Cities Day 2021

The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life, while each year a different sub-theme and a location for its global observance is selected, to either promote successes of urbanization, or address specific challenges resulting from urbanization.

The theme for World Cities Day this year is Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience. Cities worldwide are increasingly suffering the effects of climate-related disasters, such…

- Conference Global Event Climate Change

UNFCCC Conference of Parties (CoP 26)

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.


G20 Leaders’ Summit 2021

Since December 1st, 2020, Italy holds the Presidency of the G20, the international forum that brings together the world's major economies.

In 2021 the international community will need to show courage and ambition in order to overcome the great challenges of today: from recovering from the pandemic to addressing climate change, from supporting innovation to overcoming poverty and inequality.

The Presidency's agenda rests upon…

- Conference Hybrid Event Localizing the SDGs

SDG Cities Global Conference Event Webpage

Cities worldwide are demonstrating their commitment to implementing the SDGs and are reporting progress through Voluntary Local Review (VLR). The New Urban Agenda provides a blueprint on how cities can drive sustainable development, and in line with this, there is demand to strengthen local institutions. The global flagship programme,

- Conference Virtual Event Climate Change, Resilience and Risk Reduction

SDG Cities Global Conference

Theme: Transformative Actions by Cities to Accelerate SDG Impact


With 55 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas, an additional 2.5 billion urban residents expected in the next 30 years, in combination with 65 percent of SDG targets being relevant to cities, it’s no surprise the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in cities. A renewed vigour and…

- Conference Hybrid Event Climate Change

Built Environment Summit

In partnership with Architects Declare, RIBA presents the Built Environment Summit 2021.

The Built Environment Summit is a global conference taking place on 28-29 October 2021. The summit is a call to action, bringing together professionals from across the international built environment sector to address the urgent need to reduce carbon…