The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) will be held from 8th to 13th February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This will be the first time that an Arab country will host the world’s most important conference on cities and human settlements.
WUF10 is convened by UN-Habitat in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, General Secretariat of the Executive Council, and the ultra-modern Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The theme of the Tenth Session is Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation.
The World Urban Forum (WUF) was established in 2001 by the United Nations to address one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. Convened by UN-Habitat, the Forum is a high level, open and inclusive platform for addressing the challenges of sustainable urbanization.
In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is planned to take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9th to 20th March 2020. The main focus of the session will be on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly.
The fifty-third session of the Commission on Population and Development on Population, food security, nutrition and sustainable development will take place in New York from 30th March to 3rd April 2020.
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget. The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. It will be held from 17th to 21st May 2020.
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The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will convene the 16th EADI General Conference in the Hague from June 29th to July 2nd, 2020.
The central theme of the conference will be Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice. These three concepts represent aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection to climate change and other environmental threats.
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Featuring a broad range of exciting sessions developed by an international committee of HIV scientists, leaders, policy makers, researchers and advocates, the early programme covers the latest and most pressing topics in HIV. The programme ranges from HIV service delivery for internally displaced people and migrants, to ethics in HIV cure research and new data on HIV reservoirs in lymph nodes, the gut and brain.
The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2020 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from 7th to 16th July 2020.
The theme will be "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development ".
World Water Week is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden on an annual basis. In 2020, it will take place from 23rd to 28th August. The theme for 2020 is “Water and Climate Change – Accelerating Action” with a focus on innovation, science and actions needed to tackle one of the greatest threats to our planet and our very existence.
The 2020 PaRD General Assembly of Members (2020 GAM) will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2nd to 4th September. There will also be held several side Events yet to be communicated.
Under auspices of the Minister of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) Anja Karliczek, the conference "Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020" will take place in Leipzig, Germany, 25-27 November 2020. URP2020 will be embedded in the German EU Council presidency in 2020.
Regions are of critical importance to achieve the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals and the HABITAT III objectives. By focusing on sustainable and resilient urban-rural partnerships, the international URP2020 conference aims at developing new urban-rural imaginaries, integrating strategies and projects that explore present and future potentials in terms of sustainability and resilience.
A call for entire sessions (90 min) is now open until 17 January 2020.
A call for abstracts/contribution will be open in February/March.