GPR2C are excited to announce that we shall be participating in the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) 2019 in Gwangju, Korea between 30 September and 3 October!

This year, the WHRCF will be centred around the theme: “Local Governments and Human Rights: Reimagining the Human Righs Cities”. The objective of the forum is to find a new role and realistic approach for local governments to better search for and find practical solutions to human rights issues.

WHRCF resonates closely with Right to the City Agenda. Human Rights are the foundation through which a Right to the City should be implemented. We shall be promoting the Right to the City Agenda as a means of manifesting not only human but collective and material rights as well, bringing forward the message that local governments that have made moves to impliment the Right to the City in their framework showcase a demonstrable way forwards in creating Human Rights Habitat at the local and regional level.

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You can see the GPR2C timetable for Gwangju below; be sure not to miss out!

Training Course: Using Right to the City to Implement Urban Agenda&SDGs

Date: 30 September 2019 (Mon) 09:00~12:00
Venue: Kimdaejung Convention Center Rooms 211
Theme: Using Right to the City in the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs
Organizers: POLIS, Kota Kita Foundation

NOTE: This event only allows list of invited guests and staffs to participate. See details here

Special Session: Right to Housing

Date: 1 October 2019 (Tue) 13:00~15:30
Venue: Kimdaejung Convention Center 305+306
Theme: Exploring the role of local governments in protecting and promoting the right to housing at with a special focus in the Asian region
Organizers: UCLG-CISDP, UN HABITAT, Asian-Europe People’s Forum, International Alliance of Inhabitants

Special Session: Right to the City in the Asian Context

Date: 1 October 2019 (Tue) 16:00~19:00
Venue: Kimdaejung Convention Center 305+306
Theme: Right to the City and the Asia Human Rights Cities: Asian Realities and Perspectives
Organizer: GPR2C

Keep up to date here on our website, and get all the details of the event on the official WHRCF website! You can also download the event’s concept note here.