City: Kuala Lumpur
Register: Ninth World Urban Forum
Description: WUF9 will be the first Forum to be held after the Post 2015 Development Agenda Process and the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III in 2016. The Habitat conference is a global legislative conference organized every 20 years to review and define the urban agenda and pave the way for UN-Habitat’s vision towards a new urban future.
The Forum gathers a wide range of experts from every walk of life. Participants at the Forum include, but are not limited to; national, regional and local governments, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professionals, research institutions and academies, professionals, private sector, development finance institutions, foundations, media and United Nations organizations and other international agencies.
The main goals of the World Urban Forum are:
- Advocate for and raise awareness on sustainable urban development
- Advance the collective knowledge on sustainable urbanization through inclusive open debates, and exchange of experiences and best practices
- Further coordination and cooperation within and between different constituencies towards the advancement and implementation of the Habitat Agenda