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Urban October 2018 - Report - Summary version

Every October UN-Habitat and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions on urban sustainability. In 2018 Urban October began with World Habitat Day on 1 October on the theme of Municipal Solid Waste Management, with the global observance co-hosted by the  Government of Kenya in Nairobi. It ended with the World Cities Day global observance being celebrated in Liverpool, United Kingdom on 31 October with the theme Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities. Local, regional and national authorities and partners were encouraged to organize activities during Urban October and and register them on the UN-Habitat website. This year was the most successful Urban October on record with over 320 events highlighting various aspects of urbanization taking place in 82 cities in 51 countries during the month.