[URBANTH-L]ANN: The World Urban Forum (Vancouver)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Dec 29 23:52:41 EST 2005

The World Urban Forum
Vancouver, Canada, June 19-23, 2006

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is an international conference sponsored by
UN-HABITAT. It is held every other year to encourage the sharing of
experience and knowledge about issues of urban sustainability. WUF does not
follow formal rules of procedure that usually govern official UN meetings.
What makes WUF unique is that discussions are kept informal to encourage
dialogue among government leaders, local authorities, non-governmental
organizations, grassroots movements, urban professionals, youth and the
private sector.

In June 2006, Canada will host the third session of the World Urban Forum
(WUF3) in Vancouver. WUF3 will mark the 30th anniversary of the first UN
conference on human settlements, which was also held in Vancouver and led to
the creation of UN-HABITAT. For five days participants at WUF3 will identify
issues affecting cities and share lessons, best practices and policies.
Participants will return home after WUF3 with ideas for action to improve
the quality of life in their communities and cities.

Reports and recommendations from the World Urban Forum will be submitted by
the Executive Director to the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT for
consideration and appropriate action. Previous World Urban Forums were held
in Nairobi in 2002 and Barcelona in 2004.

Register for the third session of the World Urban Forum

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