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UNESCO's World Cities Day Event

When, local time: 
Thursday, 31 October 2019 -
9:00am to 6:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Contact: 
UNESCO.for.Cities@unesco.org

The United Nations General Assembly has designated the 31st of October as World Cities Day, to explore issues around global urbanization, encourage cooperation among countries and to contribute to sustainable urban development. This year’s theme is “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations”.UNESCO will use the opportunity of World Cities Day in 2019 to showcase the Organization’s full range of activities contributing to the attainment of SDG11 on sustainable cities and communities.
UNESCO advocates for more people-centred urban development models, including in the area of urbanisation where we aim to “re-humanise” cities. The Organization’s long-standing experience in the sciences, education, culture and communication and information provides insights into the multifaceted transformations of our urban spaces.

UNESCO will use the opportunity of World Cities Day in 2019 to showcase the Organization’s full range of activities contributing to the attainment of SDG11 on sustainable cities and communities. In line with the theme of 2019 World Cities Day - “Changing the world: innovations and better life for future generations” – the UNESCO Cities Platform will organise this year’s event that will include thematic panel discussions, networking opportunities and audio-visual presentations.