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SERAC-Bangladesh at the World Urban Forum11


SERAC-Bangladesh at the World Urban Forum11

30 June 2022

SERAC-Bangladesh has joined the eleventh session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11) to be held at the International Congress Center in Katowice, Poland, from 26 to 30 June 2022. Our executive Director, SM Shaikat is joining the 11th session of World Urban Forum 2022. The World Urban Forum is a non-legislative technical forum convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) since 2002. It is recognized as the foremost global arena for discussions in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements. WUF11 will be organized jointly with the Government of Poland represented by the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the City of Katowice.

The theme of WUF11, Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future, will provide greater insights and clarity on the future of cities based on existing trends, challenges, and opportunities, as well as suggest ways cities can be better prepared to address future pandemics and a wide range of other shocks.

WUF11 presents a strategic opportunity for multi-stakeholder cooperation in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 11 which is: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Participants will include local and national leaders, government officials, representatives of civil society, academia, the private sector, and grassroots organizations, as well as other policymakers and decision makers from around the world.


SERAC-Bangladesh is leading the Youth Zone sessions, partnership with UN-Habitat and Fondation Botnar, where is joining through different sessions’ contributor, moderator and speakers including:

  • Sunday 26 June, 11.00 –12.00 (CET) , Opening Plenary Speaker: Children and Youth Assembly, Invited by Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director, UN-Habitat (Special Session Room 2)
  • Sunday 26 June, 15.30 –16.15 (CET), Panel Discussion: Localizing the SDGs, A Davos-style discussion on the role of youth in localizing the SDGs (Special Session Room 2)
  • Monday 27 June, 12.00 –13.00 (CET) : Opening Session of the WUF11 Youth Zone, Youth 2030 Cities 
  • Tuesday 28 June, 10:30- 12:30 (CET): Connecting Local to Global: Networking Urban Youth Councils- Youth Zone Special Session, (ICC Multifunction Hall: Room 12)
  • Tuesday 28 June, 12:30- 14:00 (CET): Connecting Local to Global: Networking Urban Youth Councils- Networking Programme session, (ICC Multifunction Hall: Room 13)
  • Wednesday 29 June, 16.00–18.00 (CET): Children and Youth Roundtable (Auditorium)