Special Session: National Urban Forums - Strategic Platforms for Implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda - World Urban Forum 11th Session
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Special Session: National Urban Forums - Strategic Platforms for Implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda - World Urban Forum 11th Session (WUF11, 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland)

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Special Session: National Urban Forums - Strategic Platforms for Implementing the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda - World Urban Forum 11th Session (WUF11, 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland)

Following the approval of the New Urban Agenda, National Urban Forums – NUFs- have become relevant as national-level multi-stakeholder platforms to facilitate a wide meaningful and inclusive participation in policy debates on sustainable urban development.

Summary

National Urban Forums (NUFs) are multi-stakeholder platforms to facilitate meaningful and inclusive participation in policy debates on sustainable urban development. At WUF9, the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Cities 2030 called for supporting "the creation and consolidation of inclusive platforms and agendas for dialogue among all levels of government, decision-makers and stakeholders." WUF10 gathered previous hosts of NUFs to advance lessons learned and share ideas on how to enhance such platforms.

This session will provide an opportunity to take those discussions further and share innovative mechanisms for advancing the role of multi-stakeholder platforms to scale-up efforts to localize the SDGs. An important element of this discussion will be how NUFs can be a platform for long-term solutions in a humanitarian crisis. given the current situation in Europe.

Guiding Questions for discussions

  • How can National Urban Forums be scaled up and become stronger tools for knowledge generation and exchange, grow stakeholder engagement and increase awareness on urban development?
  • How can National Urban Forums best support the formulation, implementation and monitoring of urban policies and regulatory frameworks to guide sustainable urbanization?
  • How can National Urban Forums be used to foresee for long term solutions in case of a humanitarian crisis?
  • How can National Urban Forums better articulate with sub-national and local platforms to strengthen related governance for action?
  • What role National Urban Forums play as key platforms for accelerating the localization of the SDGs?
  • How can the international dimension of policy making, and exchange of experiences can support multi-stakeholders platforms at the national level?