The Global Platform for the Right to the City, through the
organizations involved in it, will participe on the 13th World Social Forum
(WSF) at the University of Tunis (Tunisia), from 25th- 27th March. The
organization will join the meetings against land grabbing and privatization of
water, food sovereignty and Palestine rights.
Nelson Saule Jr., general coordinator of the Instituto Pólis, one of
these organizations, says the event will contribute to strengthening the global
debate on the right to the city and it is a preview of the issues that will be
discussed at Habitat III (Conference on Housing and Urban Development UN
sustainable) in 2016.
"The participation of the Global Platform for the Right to the
City in the WSF aims to promote dialogue and cooperation with the members of
the organizations, forums and urban networks. The goal is to present and
discuss the proposal of the Global Platform for the Right to the City,
developed at the International Meeting on the Right to the City in São Paulo.
It is important an international popular initiative containing some actions,
targets and indicators on this right to be included in the New Urban and
Habitat Agenda ", said Saule Junior.
The Global Platform aims to join the international agenda on the
guidelines governing the Right to the City - including topics such as
democratic management of cities and ensure the exercise of civil, political,
economic, social and cultural in the urban context, as well the responsible and
sustainable management of natural resource (natural, energy and historical).
Also, the purpose is support the collective work of international
organizations and the protagonism of civil society, as social movements, NGOs,
universities and the government (both the regional and international spheres)
in the UN system (Organisation United Nations).
In the WSF, the Global Platform will discuss the resolutions contained
in the World Charter for the Right to the City built the World Social Forum in
"The document has been a source of inspiration for many
organizations, movements and urban forums in their forms of action,
mobilization and social struggles in cities across the world. Also, it will be
essential for the building and dissemination of the Global Platform initiative
the holding of regional and national meetings that contribute to strengthening
movements, forums and networks that are promoting local and national actions
related to the right to the city, as the Second Meeting Preparatory - PrepCom
III Habitat in Nairobi, on 13th and 17 thApril; II Latin American and Caribbean
Forum on Adequate Housing and City in Monterrey, Mexico (5th-8th May); and the
VI World Forum of Cities for Human Rights in Gwangju, South Korea (14th- 18th
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Global Platform participation:
Global Convergence of Lands and
Reclaiming Local Food Systems
Right to the city/ Land Forum
Middle East/North Africa Land
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