Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Nairobi. Side Event: The Right to the City as a key paradigm for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda
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Conference room: 11, United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Gigiri. Kenya
05-09-2017 / 05-09-2017
Global Platform's event at the 26th Session of the Governing Council: ‘Opportunities for the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda’


The Global Platform for the Right to the City was a key player from the international civil society during Habitat III, promoting the idea that the Right to the City must be the backbone to all national and local policies in the pursuit of, fair and socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities.

Relevance to the GC26 theme

The proposal intends to bring the attention about the necessity of a comprehensive human-rights approach in order to achieve a sustainable urban development. Rather than restricting development, this approach provides opportunities to build up fair, safe and and sustainable human settlements worldwide.


Identification of the New Urban Agenda key components from the perspective of the Right to the City and discussion of the strategies to move toward its implementation.

Name of contact person: Nelson Saule Jr.

Contact person’s Email address: nelsaule@polis.org.br / contact@right2city.org

Important: The coordination meeting of the GPR2C will be held on Thursday (May 11th) at the Mazingira Institute (21 Westlands Avenue, Nairobi) at 10am.

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