Further to the special announcement of 21 June 2008, on the possible postponement of World Urban Forum, we are pleased to announce that the Forum will take place as previously planned from 3 November 2008 in Nanjing , China. UN-HABITAT and the host Government of China invite participants to continue registering for WUF4 online at www.unhabitat.org/wuf . Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
After the recent earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, which is host to the Fourth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF4), had suggested a possible postponement of the meeting to enable the Ministry to focus on the reconstruction effort which is a priority.
However, recognizing the efforts that have already gone into the preparations for the Forum by Habitat Agenda partners and UN-HABITAT, the Government of China has confirmed that it will host the Forum in Nanjing from 3- 6 November 2008.
UN-HABITAT and the Committee of Permanent Representatives in Nairobi have expressed their appreciation of the constructive approach and understanding of the Government of China.