Luxor, 31 October 2021 (TDI): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has designated October 31 as World Cities Day, with its resolution 68/239. The main Global observance will be co-hosted by UN-Habitat and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and will take place in Luxor.

The theme of World Cities Day: UNDP

The theme of World Cities Day is that a Better City, a Better Health, while each year a different sub-theme and venue are chosen around the world, to enhance the successes of urbanization or to address the challenges of urbanization.

The theme for World cities day this year is adapting Cities for Climate Resilience. Cities around the world are increasingly plagued by climate-related disasters. Such as floods, droughts, rising sea levels, rising tides, landslides, and hurricanes. At least 130 port cities with more than a million people are expected to be hit by coastal floods and one billion people in urban slums are at risk, in particular.

Creating sustainable, climate-resilient communities includes tackling many problems; poverty reduction, ensuring basic living conditions, provision of affordable, affordable, and adequate housing, investment in infrastructure, upgrading informal settlements, and environmental management. Successful, well-governed cities greatly reduce their climate-related risks.

United Nations Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 31 as World Cities Day, with its resolution 68/239. The day is expected to be very inspiring, the interest of the international community in the development of global cities. Cooperation between countries in meeting the opportunities to meet the challenges of urbanization. As well as contribute to sustainable urban development around the world.

Cities and towns around the world are encouraged to hold World Cities Day celebrations to raise awareness of sustainable urbanization. Many urban institutions have failed to invest in urbanization due to a lack of funding or capacity. Awareness or programs that threaten poverty alleviation efforts and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Urbanization empowers new forms of social inclusion. Which include greater equality, access to new services and opportunities, and participation and advocacy that reflects diversity in cities, countries, and the world. However often this is not the case for urban development. Inequality and discrimination are widespread, often at a higher rate than the national average. The expense of sustainable development that brings the needs of all people.

The Sustainable Development Goal 11

The goal of Sustainable Development (Goal 11), which creates the desire to make cities once inclusive, secure, stable, and sustainable human settlements. Inequalities in cities have grown since1980. The world’s largest cities are also often most unequal, and this year’s theme is embraced by the action and implementation of the new urban agenda. The agenda, which sets out the theme of inclusive cities as one of the priorities.

In October 2016, the Habitat III conference, held in Quito. Adopted a new framework, which will lay the groundwork for sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned, managed, and settled. The New Urban Agenda will set the pace for problem-solving the challenges of urbanization. Over the next two decades and are considered an extension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed upon by 193 UN member states in September 2015.