2021-22 International Mayors Forum

Organizer(s) United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations Centre for Regional Development United Nations Office for Sustainable Development
International Mayors Forum
Event language(s)
  • English



UNOSD is convening mayors and local leaders and stakeholders to take part in this 2021-22 edition of the International Mayors Forum to discuss strategies and measures to enhance local governments’ knowledge and skills around a series of essential topics to build back better and greener from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, while also accelerating progress for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement.



The general objective of the International Mayors Forum is to provide a platform for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing through presentations and discussions on key aspects related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals —particularly Goal 11—, and other international frameworks and agreement such as the Paris Agreement at local level as a means to achieve a better understanding of progress, gaps, challenges, lessons learnt and specific mechanisms that can accelerate the sustained transformation needed to make societies inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

More specifically and given the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021-22 International Mayors Forum aims to examine the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the current crisis on cities and local governments and identify potential solutions for sustainable responses. It also aims to provide local governments and local actors with useful knowledge and information to support a swift and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 crisis and to contribute to Our Common Agenda, which is, as the UN Secretary General insists, “an agenda for action designed to accelerate the implementation of existing (international) agreements, including the Sustainable Development Goals”.


Format, Date and Time

2021-22 International Mayors Forum will take place through a series of two-and-a-half (2.5) hour online sessions over four (4) days between 24 and 27 January 2022 from 8:00PM to 10:30PM (KST) and 6:00AM to 8:30AM (EST).



2021-22 International Mayors Forum is organized by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in collaboration with the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).


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