The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) will participate at the HLPF with the message: Implement the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs with a Human Rights Approach – Right to the City for all
The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level.
The meeting of the HLPF, convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.
The Global Platform for the Right to the City includes in its mission the goal to promote the visibility of local and national actions and struggles for the Right to the City at international forums, as well as to advocate for changes in political agendas at the international level and to monitor the implementation of existing commitments (Human Rights, New Urban Agenda -NUA- and SDGs). Arising from this overarching mission is the goal to systematically align existing (human rights) and more recent (NUA, SDGs) obligations in order to ground the stronger normative arguments needed for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Right to the City.
The Right to the City at the HLPF 2019
The GPR2C’s participation at the HLPF is intended to give visibility and raise awareness about local and global struggles for the Right to the City; continue to ensure the inclusion of the Right to the City in international agendas; monitor the implementation of the SDGs; and align NUA and SDGs commitments with existing human rights obligations and the different components of the Right to the City.
Our main message is: Implement the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs with a Human Rights Approach – Right to the City for all
Download the full declaration here.
The Right to the City crystallizes the realization of human rights in cities and human settlements. It refers to cities and human settlements that respect and fulfill the following components, connected to the goals of the 2030 Agenda:
We will be co-organizing the following events:
Right to the City and Right to Food: realizing territorial justice and rural-urban linkages
Date: Wednesday 10 July, 2-3:30 pm
Location: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice (Susan Berresford Room, Floor 11) 320 E 43rd St, New York, NY
Organizers: FIAN, RIPESS, Global Netwrok for the Right to Food and Nutrition and the Global Platform for the Right to the City
More info: R2C&RighttoFood_Concept Note_HLPF_19-06-11
Community Event: Land, Food, Water & Housing
Date: Saturday July 13th, 12-16h
Location: East New York Farms, 613 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Organizers: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Just Food, Why Hunger et la Plateforme Globale pour le Droit à la Ville.
Registrations were extended until 15 June 2019. The registration period is now over.