The World Urban Children and Youth Assembly provides children and young people all over the world with the opportunity to present examples of implementation of the New Urban Agenda, as well as recommendations on the way forward to improve sustainable urban development.
The Womens’ Assembly is a dynamic and multi-stakeholder event, bringing together stakeholders and enabling them to present, share and recommend projects and initiatives of strengthening gender equality in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
The Business Assembly will bring together private sector leaders and representatives of the world’s leading business networks to showcase and recommend initiatives on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. It will also put forward the corporate urban solutions, innovations, and business models that have the power to generate change and to accelerate action to sustainable urbanization.
The first WUF Grassroots Assembly will take place in Kuala Lumpur as a legacy of the Habitat III and the project on increasing the engagement of the grassroots constituency in the debate on sustainable urbanization. The Assembly aims to offer space to grassroots leaders who have championed delivery of the New Urban Agenda in their cities and communities across the globe.
During the week of the Forum a wide range of cultural events will take place in Kuala Lumpur to enjoy the culture and traditions of the city, its music, dance, food and architecture.
Dialogues will be high-profile events to focus and debate on policy recommendations in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Those sessions will have a duration of three hours.
Networking events have a duration of two hours long and should focus on strengthening partnerships, calling for new alliances or launching joint initiatives on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Beside networking, side and training events, a number of other events also take place within and outside the official venue.
Side events are one hour long and should focus on concrete examples of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda such as projects, research, data, etc.
Special Sessions will aim for in-depth discussions on specific issues on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the mechanisms for monitoring the implementation.
Various Partner Constituent Groups will hold an array of roundtable meetings. These roundtables presented an opportunity for these key partners to present projects and research on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Training events should focus on developing skills and knowledge of the WUF9 participants and targeted audiences, by providing “how to” approach to development challenges with innovative tools, methodologies and instruments to support the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Urban talks will be a series of featured speeches and discussions with some of the world's most renowned urbanists, economists, sociologists, and thinkers. These are keynote sessions or dialogues that will discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda from an array of professional perspectives.
They are meant to highlight the various angles through which citizens can be engaged in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and to identify collaborative opportunities.
Initiative of the WUF9 Secretariat, UN-Habitat, with the support of the Malaysia Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, in collaboration with several agencies of Malaysia and coordinated by URBANICE MALAYSIA, ThinkCity, Malaysian Institute of Planners, Malaysian Institute of Architects, JPS, PAD and Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
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