WUF9 - The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum Kuala Lumpur


Description

The Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9), taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2018, has been recognized by the General Assembly resolution 70/210 as the first session to have a thematic focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III.

In the New Urban Agenda, participating States request the report of the implementation of the Agenda to incorporate, to the extent possible, the inputs of multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia and to build on existing platforms such as the World Urban Forum.
WUF9 will be an instrumental to substantively feed into the inputs for the first report of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The Forum will also contribute to global mobilization towards advocating for the common vision on sustainable urban development in advancing on the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Government of Malaysia will host the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) from 7 to 13 February, 2018 under the theme: Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda.

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the world’s premier conference on urban issues. It was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies.

Organized and convened by UN-Habitat, the Forum has become one of the most open gatherings on the international arena, for exchanging views and experiences on urban challenges. The inclusive nature of the Forum, combined with high-level participation, makes it a unique United Nations conference and the premier international gathering on urban issues.
The WUF9 will be the first session to focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted in Habitat III. In the New Urban Agenda, participating States request the report of the implementation of the Agenda to incorporate, to the extent possible, the inputs of multilateral organizations, civil society,  the private sector and academia and to build on existing platforms such as the World Urban Forum.

WUF9 will be instrumental to substantively feed into the inputs for the first report of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The Forum will also contribute to global mobilization towards advocating for the common vision on sustainable urban development in advancing on the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Designed to attract a large audience, the World Urban Forum exhibition will be aligned with the overall theme of the conference and will be open to the public and participants from 7 to 13 February, from 9am to 6.30pm.

The WUF exhibition will comprise a massive exhibition, informal discussion space and the latest  innovations on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda by bringing together the international  urban world.
Countries and city programs, initiatives, partnerships and urban solutions will be showcased to address the challenges of sustainable urban development. Private sector will present services, products and innovative solutions to implement the New Urban Agenda and non-governmental organizations and academics will present the projects on implementation on urban trends. United Nations agencies and  ther international organizations will profile their work on building better cities globally.
This Exhibitor’s Guide has been created for Exhibitors and it contains rules and regulations,  administrative information, technical and operational guidance as well as deadlines that Exhibitors must comply with during the exhibition mounting, rollout and dismantling in order to avoid disruptions to the schedule of foreseen activities.

Who will exhibit?
Exhibition at the World Urban Forum shall be open to those listed below:
- Cities that will showcase programs, initiatives, partnership and solutions to address the implementation of the New Urban Agenda
-Countries that will present urban programs at the national level
-United Nations agencies and other international organizations that will profile their work on building, planning and reconstructing better cities globally
- The Private Sector that will present services, products and innovative solutions to urban problems
- Non-governmental organizations that will promote their roles in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda
- Researchers and publishers that will present the latest information on urban trends
- Any organization that are willing to share urban solutions ideas
- Least Developed Countries (LDCs) that will be given complimentary booths that shall also showcase their programs and efforts in implementing the New Urban Agenda.

Goals
1.Raise awareness of sustainable urbanization among stakeholders and constituencies, including the general public.
2. Improve the collective knowledge of sustainable urban development through inclusive open debates, sharing of lessons learned and the exchange of urban solutions and good policies.
3. Increase coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders and constituencies for the advancement and implementation of sustainable urbanization.
4. Platform to incorporate the inputs of multilateral organizations and stakeholders into the reporting of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Program
1.Assemblies

i- World Urban Children and Youth Assembly
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.

ii-Women’s Assembly
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.

iii-Business Assembly
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.

iv-Grassroots Assembly
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.

2. City Events
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.

3. Dialogues
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.

4. Networking Events
Networking events will 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 and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. They are an opportunity to share ideas and commitments in an effort to advance the sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the globe.

5. Parallel Event
Beside networking, side and training events, a number of other events also take place within and outside the official venue.

6. Side Event
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. They are an opportunity to share data, knowledge and initiatives in an effort to advance the sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the globe.

7. Special Sessions
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.

8. Stakeholder’s Roundtables
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.

9. Training Events
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 and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

10. Urban Talks
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.
11. WUF9 Village
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.
Unique, pioneering and innovative urban live laboratory
- First showcase at a street level of the Implementing New Urban Agenda
- Interventions as a live model and legacy of the New Urban Agenda in Kuala Lumpur
- Ideas on how to create and plan Cities 2030 Cities for all: Implementing New Urban Agenda
- Urban experience for WUF9 participates and to bring back to their cities all the knowledge and thoughts
- A unique space open to all where urban innovations and solutions will be showcased
- Vibrant space where urban planners, organizations, and urban stakeholders from all over the world will implement urban solutions
- Reflect on urban planning, management, and sustainable development.

Registration
Each participant at the World Urban Forum must be registered individually to attend the conference. Registration by organization is not allowed. By choosing the correct category, each individual will collect the badge to access into the venue at the Accreditation Center at the venue. Location and opening hours to be decided. WUF9 photo badge is a requirement for admission into the official venue.
The World Urban Forum is free of charge.


Detail Info

Date : 7 – 13 February 2018
Time : 9.00am – 6.30pm
Location : Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur
Admission : Free with registration
Organizer : UN Habitat
Host Country : Government of Malaysia

Sourcewww.wuf9.org

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Family and Friends Charity Concert 2017




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Once again, Family and Friends of the DFP and MPO fraternity come together in a charity concert to perform and raise funds for a good cause!  Come join us as our beloved Patron, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohd Ali, Board members, staff with their family and friends together with special guest artist, Atilia, take to the stage to raise funds for the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) and Malaysian Association for the Welfare of Mentally Challenged Children (IQ70+).

Together, let us share the joy of music and help make a difference to the lives of those in need.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) and Malaysian Association for the Welfare of Mentally Challenged Children (IQ70+).

Thank you for you generous contribution and we look forward to welcoming you on December 16, 2017, 8.30pm at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS!

Note: All performers for this charity concert are non-professionals (with no performance by the MPO).

Detail Info
Date : 16 December 2017
Time : 8.30pm
Location : Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur
Admission : RM100,RM50
Suite Seats: RM150 per seat
Organizer : Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

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