World Urban Forum and Germany

What is the World Urban Forum?

WUF is a biennial conference of the United Nations Human Settlements Program, UN Habitat. The eleventh session of the World Cities Forum (WUF11) runs from June 26-30 in Katowice, Poland.

What is WUF11 about?

Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, said: “The future of the world is undeniably urban. By 2050, 68 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities. Urban areas will take up almost nothing. all population growth in the world.Cities make up 80 percent of global GDP.But they are also the main victims of any kind of crisis and home to a billion urban poor living in informal settlements.So it is very important that we design the cities are in order. ”

Topics in the WUF are divided into so -called dialogues. Which are they?

In addition, dialogue will begin on rebuilding and managing crises in cities, including refugee crises.

Who goes to WUF11?

So far, 15,500 professionals from 166 countries have registered to attend events in Katowice, either physically or digitally.

What results are expected from WUF 11?

Maimunah Mohd Sharif: “From my time as Mayor of Penang and my lifelong work in urban planning and development, I know there is no substitute for exchanging ideas and listening to communities when it comes to finding the best way. to find a city. So WUF11 will conclude with the stated recommendations that government, civil society and private sector representatives will return to their towns for further discussion and implementation. “

What role does Germany play in WUF11?

There is Germany with a pavilion on the topic “The liveable city of the future” and will offer a series of events on this topic. The German government is supporting the path to sustainable cities around the world with technical expertise and financial support.


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