The WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. The first WUF was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and has been held around the world ever since.

Representatives of national, regional and local governments, academics, business people, community leaders, urban planners will be among the thousands of people are expected to attend WUF11 which is co-organized by Poland’s Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice.

WUF11 will be held in the Polish city of Katowice from 26-30 June 2022. be the first time that the WUF, convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), will take place in Eastern Europe.

WUF11 Multi-Faith Networking Event

Mobilizing and Equipping Multi-Faith Organizations to be Key Implementation Partners for SDG11 Through UN-Habitat’s SDG Cities

The World Evangelical Alliance and Religions for Peace, in partnership with UN-Habitat’s flagship programme, SDG Cities, invite faith-based organizations, faith leaders, and faith-based actors to a special networking event at the 11th World Urban Forum (WUF11) in Katowice, Poland, on June 30 from 12:15 to 13:45 CET, Multifunction Hall Room 12.

SDG Cities is a global initiative that unleashes the potential of cities to accelerate sustainable development and improve wellbeing for all. To learn more about SDG Cities and faith-based collaboration watch this informational video.

At this networking event we will “kickstart the dialogue between faith actors and SDG Cities about co-designing how faith actors can be successful SDG Cities implementation partners, particularly in the area of faith-based investment . . . this event is essential for all the parties to come together at the same time and place at WUF11 to start working out the practical details.”

We look forward to your participation in this important in-person only networking session at WUF11. Please register for the networking event here. Free registration to attend WUF11 needs to be completed by 22 June at this link.

Key Facts

Date: 26-30 June 2022

Location: Katowice/Poland

Theme: "Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future"



Dr. Chris Elisara


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