The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) is participating in the 6th Congress of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders will take place on 11-15 November 2019 in Durban, South Africa!

The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, convened by UCLG, is the largest gathering of mayors, presidents of associations, councillors, and local and regional practitioners from around the world.

GPR2C at the UCLG World Summit

This year the GPR2C will be focussing on asseritng that fundamnetal to implementing the SDG´s in their totality requires the application of the Right to the City framework, a powerful tool that cuts across the different yet interconnected goals, while ensuring that implementation leads sustainable system change without replicating the status quo; a Human Rights Habitat with a Right to the City for All is the only way forwards for the just and equitable cities we are all entitled to!

GPR2C, in conjunction with UCLG, will present a policy paper that will be a central contribution to the debates in Durban. Through this, as well as the numerous activities organised by GPR2C and its members, provides an opportunity to advocate for the implementation of the Right to the City at the local and regional levels, working with local and regional governments to develop specific policies and programs built around the eight components of the Right to the City.

Policy Paper

Click here to read the Policy Paper on the Right to the City that the Global Platform has prepared along with HIC for the Town Hall track of the UCLG Congress.

Agenda (Provisional)

The full UCLG World Congress Agenda, with detailed information about all events can be found here.
See below for events organised by GPR2C or in which we are participating.

TUE 12/11

15:00 – 16:30
Event: Human Rights Approach to the City
Organisr: UCLG CISDP, Catalan Cooperation Fund

16:30 – 18:00
Event: GPR2C Research & Training Working Group Meeting (Members and Allies Only)
Organiser: GPR2C

WED 13/11

10:00 – 11:00
Event: Accessible and Inclusive Cities Town Hall
Organiser: UCLG

11:00 – 12:00
Event: Cities for Housing: Contributing to the Draft Guidelines of the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing + The Push film screening
Organiser: UCLG CISDP, COP Housing

12:00 – 13:30
Event: Gender Equality and Women´s Empowerment Town Hall
Organiser: GPR2C

14:30 – 16:00
Event: The Future of Housing: Consultation on the Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Housing

14:30 – 17:30
Event: Right to the City Training
Organiser: GPR2C

Event: Gathering with local communities – eNkanini Settlement
Organiser: GPR2C

THU 14/11

Event: Right to the City Town Hall
Organiser: UCLG

Event: Sustainable Urban Development Townhall
Organiser: UCLG

Event: Addressing Informalities Town Hall
Organiser: UCLG

16:00 – 18:00
Event: GPR2C Facilitation Meeting (Members and Allies Only)
Organiser: GPR2C

Beyond these events, the Platform will be organizing a series of activities on its stand at the exhibition area. Check out the programme:


Stay tuned as we progress in our preparations! We will be updating our social media as we move forwards towards this exciting event, and updating the event here as well! You can also get more information at the UCLG website here:

 We are excited to see you there!