World Urban Forum: Transforming Cities for a Better Urban Future
International Congress Centre
The World Urban Forum is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanization convened by UN-Habitat.
The Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11) is taking place at the International Congress Centre in the Katowice, Poland from 26 to 30 June 2022. This will be the first WUF in Eastern and Central Europe and will offer hybrid (in-person and online) participation in most sessions and discussion events.
WUF11 is co-organized with the Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice. The theme of the forum, Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future, seeks to strengthen relationships and develop action and policy to improve urban environments, in the context of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11 – “making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. WUF11 will include an extraordinary dialogue on urban crisis response and recovery in light of the war in Ukraine. The conflict has had a devastating impact on the whole region, including Poland, which has received more than three million Ukrainian refugees.