After five days of debates and discussions, with 400 events in which 700 speakers from government, civil society, communities, academia and the private sector participated, the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum #WUF11 in Katowice (Poland). New friendships and alliances were forged, new agreements were reached, and bold proposals were made among the 17,000 people from 155 countries who attended WUF11. The Forum culminated in the Katowice Declared Actions, which define the aspirations and the way forward for a better urban future.
“We don’t have much time to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. We only have 7.5 years, 90 months or 2,742 days left to implement the New Urban Agenda. The time to act is now,” said UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif at the closing of the Forum. In addition, he announced the holding of the next World Urban Forum (WUF12) in Cairo, Egypt, and the opening of Expressions of Interest for cities to apply to host the thirteenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF13).
You can see the highlights of WUF11 here: