GPR2C Side event at the 2020 HLPF, July 16th 08h-10h AM (NYC time)

English event with simultaneous translation into Spanish

COVID-19 has hit cities particularly hard, exposing key challenges faced by them. Through a discussion with civil society organizations, academics and local governments we aim to identify paths provided by the Right to the City for implementing SDG11 and the NUA beyond COVID-19.

The event will focus on concrete initiatives, under a balanced regional perspective, that have emerged from both governments and civil society to address these issues under the context of the COVID-19 pandemic but building pathways for long-term transformation.

The agenda for this event is :

1) Introduction: The Right to the City and Global Agendas in the face of the COVID-19 crisis – GPR2C Support Team

2) Local governments efforts and perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis
Xinia Navarro, Secretary of Social Inclusion, City of Bogota
Amanda Flety, Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights, UCLG

3) Emerging policies and  initiatives within the COVID-19 crisis:

a. Gender equality, violence against women and the transition towards a care-based society
Maite Rodriguez Blandon, GPR2C Women, Gender and Diversity WG, Women and Habitat Network
Violet Shivutse, GPR2C Women, Gender and Diversity WG,Huairou Commission

b. Social protection mechanisms and securing livelihoods, particularly in the informal economy
Laura Alfers, Social Protection Director, WIEGO
Oksana Abboud, StreetNet International

c.Racial justice and the Right to the City
US collectives and movements

4) Conclusions


More information

You will find the report event here.

You can watch the entire event here.

You can read more about the GPR2C at the HLPF here.