Apply to host World Metropolitan Day 2024!

We are now looking for a city or metropolitan government to host World Metropolitan Day 2024 and lead the global conversation on metropolitan governance.


World Metropolitan Day is held on 14 October, providing a global forum that brings together metropolises from all over the world.

What does hosting involve?

The host city will work closely with Metropolis and UN-Habitat to organize the main event programme. The host may invite other stakeholders such as ministers and mayors to take part and support the Global Observance.

What is the theme?

The theme for 2024 is Leading the Just Transition, which aims to highlight the crucial role metropolises play in addressing the climate crisis and advocates for transformative action.

How to apply

To host World Metropolitan Day, you must:

  • Be a local, metropolitan or regional government/authority
  • Prepare an event proposal to observe World Metropolitan Day on 14 October 2024. Full details of what your proposal should include are available on the World Metropolitan Day website.
  • Provide examples of good practice within the host city on issues relating to the themes of World Metropolitan Day.

We look forward to hearing from you!