Quarterly Newsletter 2 / June 2022

Quarterly Newsletter 2 / June 2022
NUA implementation calls for a systematic and multi-stakeholder effort by a wide range of actors, putting human rights commitments and the Right to the City at its center! 
The Global Platform for the Righ to the City (GPR2C) and its members will participate actively in the 11th World Urban Forum, to be held in Katowice, Poland, from the 26th to 30th of June. The GPR2C delegation will carry out and engage in a series of events and activities, ranging from official sessions to side events and parallel activities.
Takeaways from the High Level Meeting on the five years of implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Habitat International Coalition (HIC), the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) and their members, in collaboration with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), have actively engaged with this process, calling for an enhanced commitment by member States and key UN agencies to accelerate the implementation of the New Urban Agenda through the right to the city, as a drive for promoting social, territorial and environmental justice, through progressive policies and fulfillment of human rights obligations. This document presents the overall HIC’S and GPR2C’s reaction to the HLM and the process surrounding it.
The Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C) releases the Thematic Paper “Cities and Human Settlements with Quality Public Spaces”, on the occasion of the World Urban Forum 11.
This paper explores the complexity of public space across different dimensions: urban, cultural, artistic and performative, political, environmental, and virtual. Public space is not simply a well-designed physical space for public enjoyment; it is primarily a way of re-thinking cities and human settlements so that they can powerfully contribute to the effective implementation of the main pillars of the right to the city.
“The Right to the City is the right of all inhabitants, present and future,
permanent and temporary to use, occupy and produce just, inclusive and
sustainable cities, defined as a common good essential to a full and decent life”.
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