What is it?

The Global Platform for the Right to the City is an initiative of a group of organizations that met in São Paulo in November 2014 with the purpose of building an international movement for the Right To The City.

The International Meeting on Right to the City, held on 12, 13 and 14 November 2014, was attended by 158 participants from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe representing NGOs, networks and forums, academic institutions, public sector, social movements, foundations and international organizations, totaling 104 international character of institutions, regional, national and local.

The Global Platform aims to contribute to the adoption of commitments, policies, projects and actions aimed at developing fair cities, democratic, sustainable and inclusive by United Nations bodies and the national and local governments. The construction of a Global Platform Right to the City at this time is extremely important for the strengthening of local and national urban social struggles and to the joint and international mobilization to especially address the definition processes of the Development Agenda / Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Developmen (Habitat III) in 2016 and the World Social Forums and Social World Urban Forums, 2017. The Global Platform has the structural axes Human Rights in Cities; Democratic Governance and Participatory of Cities; Urbanization and Sustainable Use Planning and Social Inclusion; the Economic and Social Inclusion Development in the Cities.

Among the organizations that are part of the Global Platform Right to the City we can highlight the ActionAid; Avina Foundation; Brazilian Association of Municipalities; Cities Alliance; Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); Huairou Commission; Global Fund for the Cities Development (FMDV); Ford Foundation; Brazilian National Urban Reform Forum; Habitat for Humanity; Habitat International Coalition (HIC); International Alliance of Inhabitants; Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS); Pólis Institute; Shack Slum Dwellers International (SDI); United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); WIEGO – Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing; Women In Cities International; and TECHO.