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The 2020 World Urban Forum will take place in Abu Dhabi

7 Feb 2020 - 13 Feb 2020

UN Habitat announced that the next World Urban Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi

It will be the first World Urban Forum hosted by a Middle East country, and will highlight the major challenges faced by this region in the fight against climate change, through the lens of  local implementation of the tools and regional partnerships for the New Urban Agenda. Indeed, the rapid urbanization of Gulf countries in the recent decades has highlighted the urging need for an ecological and inclusive transition of urban practices. After the World Urban Forum 9 held in 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, WUF10 will be the second stage for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs. These major international commitments initiate a paradigm shift in how we think, build and manage cities. It is now time to implement it locally, especially thanks to World Urban Forums.

The role of World Urban Forums for UN-Habitat

World Urban Forums are technical and non-legislative global meeting, convened by the United Nations Program for a Better Urban Future (UN Habitat), once every two years since 2002. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes World Urban Forums as the main dialogue arena between policy makers, non-governmental organizations, experts and practitioners in the field of sustainable urban development.


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7 Feb 2020
13 Feb 2020
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Abu Dhabi


UN Habitat
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