World Cities Day 2023

World Cities Day brings Urban October to an end on 31 October each year and was first celebrated in 2014. As with World Habitat Day, a global observance is held in a different city each year and the day focuses on a specific theme.

On 31 October 2023, the Global Observance of World Cities Day, under the theme Financing sustainable urban future for all, will explore how we can unlock transformative investment in urban planning and achieve adequate fiscal decentralization.

Join us online for World Cities Day 2023

UN Web TV:
You can also enjoy watching it live on the United Nations Web TV via the below links:

Time reflected: UTC+3


Click the link here to join the webinar.

Webinar ID: 89029774841
Passcode: 311023

Event City and Country
Municipality of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Türkiye
Event Date

World Cities Day Concept Note

Roundtable Concept Notes

Roundtable Session 1: Financing sustainable urban future for all
Roundtable Session 2: Waste to Wealth

World Cities Day Programme

Press events

Media advisory on the World Cities Day 2023 and zero-waste initiatives briefing
World Cities Day 2023: Financing sustainable urban future for all

More Information

Information on the previous World Cities Day celebrations is available here.

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