The GPR2C – Global Platform for the Right to the City is integrating the discussion on the post-2015 Agenda within the Sustainable Development Summit in New York City, from 25th to 28th September. The meeting occurs in parallel to UN General Assembly.
Represented by some of its members, such as Habitat for Humanity, Habitat International Coalition, ActionAid, Polis Institute, Wiego, and Communitas Coalition, the GPR2C aims to bring to debate issues on the New Urban Agenda under construction from the Right to the City perspective.
The 193 member states of the United Nations will approve, during these days, the outcome document of 2030 Agenda for SDG (Sustainable Development Goals). The main goal is to eradicate poverty around the world, in the next fifteen years, as well as focus on areas of “critical importance for humanity and the planet”: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.
According to the statement, the 17 SDG and 169 targets announced demonstrate the scale and ambition of a new universal Agenda. “They seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental”.
The document also includes topics of the New Urban Agenda and looks forward to the upcoming UN Habitat III (United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), to be held in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016.
Goal 11 intends to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. « By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums ». In order to achieve this goal, the GPR2C believes it is essential to have the Right to the City as the cornerstone of all measures adopted to that end.
Urban Thinker Community
On 28th, Communitas Coalition will do a panel on SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) and Habitat III at Ford Foundation. The event of Urban Thinker Community will examine the question of how to foster sustainable urbanization at the international, national, subnational, and local levels for the needs of people and planet. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Platform for the Right to The City
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