The United Nations has designated every 31st of October as World Cities Day. The Day is
expected to greatly promote the international community's interest in global urbanization, push
forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of
urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.

Events around the World

Partners in cities around the world will hold activities and events to celebrate World Cities Day 2015
and the theme Designed to live together . Register your event today to be listed in this page.

  • Africa & Arab States
  • Europe & Former Soviet Union States


UN-Habitat and UN agencies in Nairobi will celebrate World Cities Day on 31 October 2015 through an Inter-Agency Soccer Tournament. The event will take place at the United Nations Recreation Centre in Nairobi. The event format includes the main tournament, and a series of street football skits running concurrently. This event is organised in partnership with Urban Bites.


The Global Observance of World Cities Day 2015 will take place in Milan, Italy on 31 October. The event will be hosted by UN-Habitat, the City of Milan and the Shanghai Municipal Government. Organized within the framework of the 2015 World Expo, which runs from 1 May to 31 October 2015, World Cities Day will mark the end of the 2015 World Expo and will also be the last of the three UN Days selected by the UN to celebrate at the Expo. The event will take place at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy and will have key note speakers in the field of urban development, in the Urban Talk, a round table discussion featuring the theme, Designed to live together.