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Road to Katowice – WUF11

29 Apr 2022

Drawing upon the outcome of the High-Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda, constituencies can utilize the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum to deliberate on the means of implementation for the New Urban Agenda and urban crisis reconstruction. The event is organized by the Government of Poland and City of Katowice.

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New urban agenda must be at heart of efforts to achieve sustainable development, speakers stress at Economic and Social Council special meeting.

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Statement for World Cities Day 2022 on the importance of local action to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and implement the 2030 Development Agenda.

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World Cities Day brings Urban October to an end on 31 October each year. This year's global observance is planned in Shanghai, China, under the theme "Act Local to Go Global."

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Video statement from the Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (USLG ASPAC) for World Cities Day 2022.

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WCD2022 Video Urban October 2022

31 Oct 2022

Urban October is an opportunity for everyone to be part of the conversation about the challenges and possibilities created by the fast rate of change in our cities and towns. Each October, everyone interested in sustainable urbanization, from national and local governments to universities, and communities, is encouraged to organize or participate in activities, events, and discussions. The month begins with World Habitat Day on the first Monday of the month and ends with World Cities Day on 31 October.

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The Shanghai Manual was established in 2011, following the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai China. The initial purpose of the Manual was to serve as a tool to support mayors and urban managers in achieving sustainable urban development in cities. The manual plays an increasingly important role in supporting the efforts of mayors and urban administrators in advancing Sustainable Development Goals. This year, the Manual presents 21 case studies from 15 countries across the globe.

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Video statement from the Governor of Luxor, former host of World Cities Day 2021 for this year's celebrations of World Cities Day.

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Video statement from the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China for World Cities Day.

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Statement from the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP) to the Global Observance of the World Cities Day 2022.

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