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9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)

Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda

7-13 February 2018 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Highlights for Wednesday, 7 February 2018

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Joint Opening of the WUF9 Assemblies

WUF9 Three Assemblies of the World Urban Forum’s ninth session (WUF9) convened on Wednesday. A flag-raising ceremony took place in the morning, in which the UN and Malaysian flags were hoisted outside the meeting venue at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). After a joint opening plenary, the Women’s Assembly, Business Assembly and the Children and Youth Assembly met in parallel throughout the day to discuss actions to advance the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11) on cities.

Noh Omar, Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Malaysia, noted that more than 50% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and urged all to play their roles in making cities safe, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous.

Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, welcomed delegates to WUF9, which is taking place in her home country. Opening the Assemblies, she stressed the NUA’s emphasis on inclusivity, and underscored UN-Habitat’s role as the focal point for its global implementation.

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Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director, UN-Habitat, arrives at flag raising

Music of bagpipes and drums at the flag-raising ceremony


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