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Suwon Convention Center

8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-8) in Suwon, South Korea

The 8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-8) is taking place on 23-25 October 2023 at the Suwon Convention Centre in Suwon, Republic of Korea

8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-8) in Suwon, South Korea
8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-8) in Suwon, South Korea

Time & Location

23 Oct 2023, 9:00 am GMT+9 – 25 Oct 2023, 6:00 pm GMT+9

Suwon Convention Center, South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Suwon, Gwanggyojungang-ro, 140 KR

About the Event

For the past three decades, the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum has been the region's premier multi-stakeholder forum on sustainable urban development. The 8th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-8) will be held from 23 to 25 October 2023 in Suwon City, Republic of Korea. The Forum brings together the experiences of diverse stakeholders to reflect on the colliding crises faced by cities in Asia and the Pacific, and synthesize innovative approaches and actions to support sustainable urban development. APUF-8 is co-organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Suwon City, in strategic partnership with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, and in cooperation with UN-Habitat, Habitat for Humanity International and CityNet as well as a range of supporting partner organizations.

Explore the Parallel Sessions by UN-Habitat →

Parallel Sessions provide an opportunity to discuss the overall theme of APUF-8, deepen practical knowledge on sustainable urban development solutions, identify new and emerging issues. Sessions occur in parallel across all three days of the Forum and are for showcasing joint initiatives and projects and helping spread greater awareness of the New Urban Agenda and the urban dimensions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Parallel Sessions can showcase innovations, new data, research and solutions towards their accelerated implementation, including on themes directly related to the four main thematic tracks of the Forum. Parallel Sessions are from 60-90 minutes in length and are in-person events (facilities are not available for videoconferencing).

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The deadline for the submission of voluntary commitments has been extended to the 1 October 2023. We encourage voluntary commitments from local and national governments, organizations, and development partners, within and outside the region. Showcase your organization’s commitment and action to sustainable urban development by making a voluntary commitment → submit here

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