The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) - UNDP Participation
There is wide consensus that development challenges will become increasingly more concentrated and acute in cities and areas with rapid urbanization.
While urbanization provides opportunities to citizens and enhances economic aspects of countries, rapid and unregulated urbanization poses multiple challenges: cities produce more than 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and use 80 percent of the world’s energy.
To make rapid urbanizing cities more sustainable and resilient, UNDP has been working on various social, economic and environmental aspects in urban areas such as Governance, Poverty, Inequality, Gender Issues, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation under the broader remit of Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.
Additionally, UNDP has developed and is implementing its Sustainable Urbanization Strategy, which was launched at Habitat III.
To learn more about UNDP’s sustainable urbanization strategy and UNDP’s urban work with partners, please visit the UNDP Exhibition Space in Hall 4 & 5 and SAVE THE DATE for the following events at WUF9.
II. UNDP led events
Friday 9 February 2018 | 12:00-13:15 at One UN Room
Saturday 10 February 2018 | 12:00-13:00 at One UN Room
Monday 12 February 2018 | 11:00-13:00 at Room 304
III. UNDP partnered events
Partners : UNDP, IOM, UN-Habitat, ICCAR
Friday 9 February 2018 | 15:00-17:00 at One UN Room
Partners: UNDP, GCF, SEI, USAID
Saturday 10 February 2018 | 11:00-13:00 at Listen to Cities Room
Saturday 10 February 2018 | 17:00-18:00 at Room 304
Partners: UNDP, Cities Alliance
Saturday 10 February 2018 | 17:00-18:00 at Room 406
Sunday 11 February 2018 | 9:00-11:00 at Conference Hall 2
Sunday 11 February 2018 | 14:00-15:00 at Urban Library
Partners: UNDP, UNICEF
Monday 12 February 2018 | 15:00-17:00 at Room 404
Partners: UNDP, IHS
Thursday 8 February 2018 | 17:00-18:00 at Room 402
IV. UNDP showcase
12. UNDP Exhibition
9:00-18:30 (7-13 February) at Hall 4
Tuesday 13 February 2018 | 9:00-11:00 at Room 410