World Cities Day 2023:
World Cities Day, designated by the United Nations General Assembly, is celebrated annually on 31st October and was first celebrated in 2014.
- The Day serves as an opportunity to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in addressing challenges of urbanization and contribute to sustainable urban development around the world.
- Theme for 2023: “Financing sustainable urban future for all.”
- The UN-Habitat programme promotes the development of sustainable cities in line with sustainable development goal 11.
- The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development