United Cities and Local Governments will be represented by Augusto Barrera, Mayor of Quito, Ecuador, and Co-President of UCLG, at the opening ceremony of the World Urban Forum, organized by UN-Habitat in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 22nd to the 26th of March.
Over the course of the Forum, UCLG shall co-host a mayors’ round table on the 22nd of March from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will participate in the meeting of UNACLA- the consultative committee of local authorities before UN-Habitat, on the 23rd of March from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Several UCLG Committees are actively involved in the organization of the World Urban Forum.
The Committee for Social Inclusion shall hold a session on the Right to the City, on the 24th of March from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and a representative of the Committee will participate in the Dialogue on the Right to the City, on the 23rd from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the UNESCO and UN-Habitat session on Inclusive Cities. on the same day the UNESCO-UN-Habitat Session on Inclusive Cities.
The Committee on Decentralization and Local Self-Government will hold a session on Decentralization and Basic Services on the 24th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On the same day, the UCLG Urban Strategic Planning Committee shall work on its Policy Paper on Urban Strategic Planning.