WATCH - Special Session: The City We Need Now! - World Urban Forum 11th Session


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Description Special Session: The City We Need Now! - World Urban Forum 11th Session (WUF11, 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland) The City We Need Now! is an advocacy campaign led by UN-Habitat and the +200 partner organizations of the World Urban Campaign to call for urgent action as the world is off-track to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

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The City We Need Now! is an advocacy campaign led by UN-Habitat and more than 220 partner organizations of the World Urban Campaign, calling for urgent action because the world is not on course to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The campaign demonstrates how cities can become accelerators of the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Development Agenda. It does so in six regions: Africa, the Middle East and Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the CIS, North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The campaign focuses on ten action areas to accelerate change to yield big results through effective partnerships and innovation. The session will call upon key partners of The City We Need Now! to explain actions areas towards the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and address gaps in SDGs achievements. Participants in the room will be encouraged to share their views in the ten action areas of The City We Need Now! Campaign.


The World Urban Campaign in action towards the implementation of the New Urban Agenda Guiding Questions for discussions 1. What is the city we need now to address today's reality of climate change, pandemic risks and wars destroying cities? 2. What are the most effective solutions and game changers for the city we need now? 3. How can we harness commitments and ensure key deliverables on a comprehensive road map of all players of the city we need now?

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