Open call to host the global celebration #WorldCitiesDay 2019
It will be held on 31st October
- February 11, 2019 21:30
- Monika Dimitrova
The United Nations has designated every 31st of October as World Cities Day (WCD). UN-Habitat is the coordinating agency in the United Nations system to organize the annual global observation of the World Cities Day, together with the host city. UN-Habitat is inviting cities to express their interest in hosting the global observation of the 2019 World Cities Day.
The main objective of WCD is to raise the international awareness of urbanization trends, challenges and visions for sustainable urban development, to promote international cooperation and make contributions to the global efforts in building equitable, prosperous and sustainable cities and improving people’s living environment and quality.
The general theme of World Cities Day is Better City, Better Life, while each year a different sub-theme and a location for its global observance is selected, to either promote successes of urbanization, or address specific challenges resulting from urbanization.
To host the Global Observation of the WCD in 2019 there will be a cash contribution of 300,000 USD. The contribution will serve for the planning, mobilizing stakeholders, travel, outreach activities, website, social media, design, communication, editing, programme, operations support, reporting and evaluation. Ultimately, it will support the overall advocacy and communication of WCD in various regions of the world.