WUF11 Background Paper: Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

WUF11 Background Paper: Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

Published by UN-Habitat in May 2022

Organized and convened by UN-Habitat, the World Urban Forum has become the foremost international gathering for exchanging views and experiences on sustainable urbanization in all its ramifications. The inclusive nature of the Forum, combined with high-level participation, makes it a unique United Nations conference and major international gathering on urban issues.

The objectives of the World Urban Forum are to:

  1. Raise awareness of sustainable urbanization among stakeholders and constituencies, including the general public;
  2. Improve the collective knowledge of sustainable urbanization through inclusive open debates, sharing of lessons learned and the exchange of best practices and good policies;
  3. Increase coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders and constituencies for the advancement and implementation of sustainable urbanization;
  4. To provide substantive and strategic inputs from multilateral organizations, subnational and national governments and other stakeholders for reporting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Drawing on the central theme of Transforming our cities for a better urban future, this WUF-11 Background Paper delves into the key issues that underline each of the thematic objectives of the Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum.

Read the full background paper here or download the attached PDF of the document.