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EXPLAINED: WORLD CITIES DAY

EXPLAINED: WORLD CITIES DAY

Context

World Cities Day is celebrated on 31st October 2020.

Details

  • World Cities Day 2020 is the seventh global celebration since the day was launched on 31 October 2014 in Shanghai, China.
  • Under the overarching theme of Better City, Better Life, the aim of the day is to focus the international community’s attention on urbanisation as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development.
  • Each year a different sub-theme is selected, to either promote successes of urbanization or address specific challenges resulting from urbanization.
  • The sub-theme for this year is Valuing our communities and cities, and the Global Observance will be hosted in Nakuru, Kenya.
  • World Cities Day seeks to promote global interest in urbanization and engender international cooperation to address the challenges of urbanization, thereby contributing to sustainable urban development.

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