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High Level Political Forum 2019

July 9 / 08:00 - July 18 / 18:00

The Global Platform for the Right To The City (GPR2C) will participate at the HLPF whose theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality“.  

The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level.

The meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2019  convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

GPR2C Mission

The Global Platform for the Right to the City includes in its mission the goal to promote the visibility of local and national actions and struggles for the Right to the City at international forums, as well as to advocate for changes in political agendas at the international level and to monitor the implementation of existing commitments (Human Rights, New Urban Agenda -NUA- and SDGs). Arising from this overarching mission is the goal to systematically align existing (human rights) and more recent (NUA, SDGs) obligations in order to ground the stronger normative arguments needed for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Right to the City.

The GPR2C’s participation at the HLPF is therefore intended to give visibility and raise awareness about local and global struggles for the Right to the City; continue to ensure the inclusion of the Right to the City in international agendas; monitor the implementation of the SDGs; and align NUA and SDGs commitments with existing human rights obligations and the different components of the Right to the City.

The Right to the City at the HLPF 2019

HLPF 2019 goals are linked to the Right to the City as follows:


In order to achieve this, the Global Platform will be co-organizing the following events:

Right to the City and Right to Food: realizing territorial justice and rural-urban linkages

Date: Wednesday 10 July,2-3:30pm
Location: Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice (Susan Berresford Room, Floor 11) 320 E 43rd St, New York
Organizers: FIAN, RIPESS, Global Netwrok for the Right to Food and Nutrition and the Global Platform for the Right to the City

More info: R2C&RighttoFood_Concept Note_HLPF_19-06-11

Right to the City and Right to Food Community Event

Date: Saturday July 13th, 12-16h
Location: East New York Farms, 613 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Organizers: NESRI, Rosa Luxemburg, Just Food and the Global Platform for the Right to the City


Registrations were extended until 15 June 2019. The registration period is now over.


July 9 / 08:00
July 18 / 18:00
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