As in each year, GPR2C members and partners are carrying out a myriad of initiatives (statements, campaigns, events, documents, etc) during the month of October.  Discover them here below : 

During the month 


  • Urbamonde and CoHabitat Network partners
    Campaign focused on promoting community housing initiatives, the CoHabitat Network and the projects listed in the database. The campaign will highlight successes and inspiring projects while also promoting different peer-to-peer exchanges through webinars.
    More information:
  • CIEDUR and other uruguayan organizations
    The Five-Year Housing Plan and the National Budget are currently under study by the parliament. A broad group of social organizations have demanded greater civil society participation in the process. Communication to the Ministry of Housing and its response. During October, the organizations will continue with advocacy activities on the treatment of the Five-Year Housing Plan and the National Budget.More information: Letter from civil society organizations & CIEDUR’s web

People’s Choice Award 2020

  • Transformative Cities 

In partnership with Habitat International Coalition (HIC), the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C), the Transnational Institute (TNI), the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability (Ecolise), Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), Global network of continental networks committed to the promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS))

From 15th October to 15th November (4-week public vote online)

More information: & 

World Habitat Day – October 5th 2020


  •  National network of inhabitants of Cameroon

Online conference on the eviction situation in Cameroon
More information: 


Virtual Forum “¿Cómo pensar el hábitat desde una perspectiva feminista?”
Time: 16hs (ARG)

More information:…/como-pensar-el-habitat…

  • International Alliance of Inhabitants

First Virtual African Assembly of Inhabitants
Time: 15.00 CET (13.00 GMT)
More information: & Registration 

  • ENDA TM-Senegal

Campaign for the defence of housing rights and for the achievement of the SDG 11
Time: 9:30 (UTC)
More information:

A campaign in defence of Human Rights and to achieve SDG, for the World Habitat Day: A house for all.
Place: Kawsara Hotel, Louga-Senegal


Local struggles for housing rights in the context of climate change, urbanization & environmental degradation.
More information:

  • IIED

COVID-19 and the housing crisis in the global South – time for change.
More information:

  • UN-Habitat

Post Pandemic cities: UN Habitat NYC Urban October Conference
More information: 

  • Reseau Urbain-APU Villeneuve

Next Planning Participatory Town Planning & Right to the City
More information: 

Campaigns & Social Media Actions

  • HIC 

Continuation of the Habitat Voices Campaign
More information: Campaign page

  • Brazilian housing movements and other partners

Continuation of the Zero Evictions Campaign focused on denouncing and halting the thousand of evictions being carried out in Brazil during the pandemic.

Social Media Action
🚨 Do you have 5min to help thousands of Brazilian families on Monday?
🏠 80.000 Brazilians are under threat of eviction, more people than the whole population of 5.161 cities in Brazil. Click below to participate on the twitter storm of the Zero Evictions Campaign on October 5th, from 2 pm to 3 pm (GMT).
📆 In this document, you will find tweet suggestions, or you can just copy the following hashtags in all your tweets on Monday:
#DespejoZero #ZeroEvictions #DesalojoCero
If you can’t tweet on Monday, you can previously schedule your tweets, it’s very easy

More information:  about the campaign and key data about ongoing evictions in Brazil

October 6th 2020



Presentation of the Magazine Women and Right to the City
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Launching of the publication The evolution of evictions 2008-2019: from the emergency to the consolidation of a housing crisis
More information:

October 7th 2020

Social Media Action


World of Decent Work, social media action with street vendors leaders

More information:  StreetNet Facebook page and StreetNet Twitter


  • UN-Habitat, Metropolis

“Metropolises facing the pandemic”
More information:

From 7th of 10th of October:  Human Rights Cities Forum in Gwangju

Online sessions

  • UCLG-CISDP is organizing a series of panels with local authorities and also with the OHCHR and the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. They will explore how local Governments enshrined Human Rights approaches in their COVID-19 responses.
    Register here
  • GPR2C will organize two sessions:
    • Wednesday 07 October, 11h GMT / 20h Korea- The Right to the City in Asia: focused on the results of an ongoing research led by the GPR2C about the implementation of the Right to the city in the Continent and the upcoming research led by the GPR2C on three components of the Right to the City.
      Register here
    • Friday 09 October, 10hGMT / 19.00 Korea: Town Hall with local authorities on the Right to the City.
      Register here
  • International Alliance of Inhabitants will organize the session “Re-Existences of the inhabitants in times of pandemic. Proposals and struggles to get out of the crisis by rebuilding cities grounded on human rights”

Wednesday 14 October 2020

  • Housing and Land Rights Network (India)

Panel Discussion with UN Special Rapporteurs on ‘Global Challenges to the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Role of the UN, and the Way Forward
On the occasion of the completion of 20 years of Housing and Land Rights Network India (HLRN) and the United Nations Housing Rapporteur Mandate, HLRN is pleased to invite you to this historic event with all four UN Special Rapporteurs on Adequate Housing (current and former). The Rapporteurs will discuss ‘Global Challenges to the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Role of the UN, and the Way Forward.’
Time: 19hs India- 10h30 (GMT)
Registration here

Monday 19 October 2020

  • Action Aid, PSI, TNI & others

Privatisation and Public services: a conversation with current and former UN SRs
More information: 

Tuesday 20 October 2020

  • UCLG

Regions implementing the Urban Agenda in the post-COVID-19: building a Green Aftermath.
More information:

Wednesday 21 October 2020

  • UN Special Rapporteur on Housing

Presentation of SR on Housing report on Covid-19 to the General Assembly SR on Housing
More information:

Thursday 22 October 2020

  • UCLG

#CitiesAreListening Live Experience: A world driven by communities.
More information:

Tuesday 27 October 2020

  • UCLG-Africa

“Promoting Local Government and Citizen Engagement for the City We Need in Africa, in Time of Covid-19 and Beyond”
More information:

Thursday 29 October 2020

  • World Enabled / Washington college of law

More information:

Friday 30 October 2020


  • CODAS Caritas Douala

2e édition du “Salon villes et Toits du Cameroun”. It is a meeting to share the potential of the popular neighborhoods of the city of Douala.

  • World Enabled / Washington college of law

EMPOWERING AND PROTECTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DURING AND AFTER COVID-19: A conversation with the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility
More information:

Saturday, October 31st, World Day for the Right to the City


    • Photo message and article on the website and social media
      More information: StreetNet (webpage, twitter, facebook TBD)
    • Photo-message with informal waste pickers attending a three months Online gender action plan workshop in which they will send their message to city governments on the R2C. 

More information: WIEGO’s twitter account

  • GPR2C

“Cities for Dignity, not for Profit”: Campaign on the Right to the City and the Social Function of the City, pressuring authorities to commit to protecting the social function of the city, giving visibility to public policies and civil society initiatives that emerged in the current context and contribute to protecting the social function of the city and contributing to the understanding of the concept.