Side events

Wednesday 9

  • 12:00am - 1:00pm

Thursday 10

  • 12:00am - 1:00pm

Friday 11

  • 12:00am - 1:00pm



Side Events remain an important aspect of the World Urban Forum and provide a platform for governments, partners, civil society organizations, private sector, community representatives, international and national organizations, academia, international and regional finance Institutions, and other United Nations entities to showcase or present their latest innovations or best practices. 


The topic is usually related to the overall theme of the Forum. It could also have a relationship with the Post 2015 Development Agenda or Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in 2016. A Side event is held by application only and would include book launches, receptions, a short representation, signing of an agreement, etc.