Announcements and Upcoming Events

UCLG World Congress and World Council, 13 – 15 November 2019 | Durban, South Africa

The 6th Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will take place on 11-15 November 2019 in Durban, South Africa. This gathering will see representatives from the world of local and regional governments come together over five days to define the global agenda of cities and regions for the coming years and to develop inputs for the upcoming international processes. This edition will provide the opportunity to present progress in the implementation of the SDGs and their impacts at local level. It should also be the occasion to show the evolution of our World Organization within the framework of its 15th anniversary.

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UN Climate Change Conference – COP25, 2 – 13 December 2019 | Madrid, Spain

The twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25), the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 15), and the second session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 2) will be held at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December 2019. The conference will take place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and will be held with logistical support from the Government of Spain. The President-Designate for the conference is Ms. Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment of Chile.

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10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF), 8-13 February 2020 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

The World Urban Forum (WUF) was established in 2001 by the United Nations to address one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. Convened by UN-Habitat, the Forum is a high level, open and inclusive platform for addressing the challenges of sustainable urbanization. The theme of the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum, Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation, will focus on harnessing culture and innovation as drivers of sustainable urban development.

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