World Cities Day

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World Cities Day

Every year 31st October is observed as World Cities day. It brings the end of Urban October . Urban October was launched by UN Habitat in 2014 to emphasize the world’s urban challenges and engage the international community towards the New Urban Agenda.

Background to the day 

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on 27 December 2013 to designate 31st October as World Cities Day.  The Day is observed to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, addressing challenges of urbanization and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

The first World Cities Day was observed in 2014.

Theme of the World Cities Day 2022

The Theme of the World Cities Day 2022: Act Local to Go Global

Every year the United Nations organises the World Cities day function in a city. This year it will be held in Shanghai, China under the theme "Act Local to Go Global."


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