Nairobi, 26 September 2017 – Registration for the world’s premier conference on cities and urbanization, the World Urban Forum, has now opened.

UN-Habitat, which coordinates the biennial event, is inviting stakeholders and partners from across the spectrum to register for attendance for the ninth such conference which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2018.

The World Urban Forum is unique in being a truly open UN conference where no prior accreditation is required.

WUF9, which is hosted by the Government of Malaysia, is of particular importance because it is the first WUF after the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III in October 2016.

The theme of WUF9 –  “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda” – places the Forum’s focus on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

WUF9 will mobilize urban actors in national governments, subnational and local governments, civil society, private sector and academia to share knowledge and solutions for sustainable urban development; facilitate stakeholders’ inputs to monitoring and reporting on the New Urban Agenda and facilitate strong multi-stakeholder partnerships.

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