3rd WUC ASSEMBLY MEETING - 13 OCTOBER



Dear Partners, dear City Changers and followers,


The UN-Habitat Secretariat have the pleasure to announce the 3rd WUC Assembly Meeting. The WUC Assembly is held at least once a year to gather all partners and present achievements of the past year. The Steering Committee reports to its members on key results, acknowledging new partners and engaging in a dialogue. Also, the Executive Director conveys UN-Habitat’s vision for the next steps and future milestones of the World Urban Campaign. The theme for this year’s assembly will be “Increasing advocacy by the World Urban Campaign to support sustainable and inclusive, recovery and long-term resilience.”


Approved in 2020, the vision of the WUC to 2030 is to develop solutions and take action in cities and communities to implement the New Urban Agenda to accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. The WUC Goal is to help achieve the urban dimension of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030 and implement the New Urban Agenda. The WUC has been thriving on partnerships to deliver on actions in a spirit of collaboration and mutual support amongst the diverse community of partners. Discussions will highlight how building synergies is crucial in order to catalyze actions that will accelerate the achievement of the (SDGs).


In 2022, the focus will be on our urban future; more precisely ‘Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future.’ The coronavirus pandemic is a stark reminder that urban areas need to be prepared for a dynamic and unpredictable future. Together as the World Urban Campaign we can steer the debate around the theme to supercharge ideas to solutions and help deliver the urban dimensions of the Decade of Action. It has been an exciting journey that will end after COP26; a key moment for all of us to hopefully see more commitments to address climate change. We invite you to join us on Wednesday 13th October from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EAT; Nairobi time) in celebrating the achievements of the past year and committing to our vision of “together shaping the future of cities leaving no one behind.”


The meeting is open to all WUC Partners and will be organized through video conference using Webex by Cisco.


Join from the event link

https://unhabitat.webex.com/unhabitat/j.php?MTID=m2cc3e667ffd400cf0a66e4fc943f6f82


Join by the event number

Event number (access code): 2557 375 0448

Event password: 1234


We invite you to join us on Wednesday, 13rd October from 14:00 to 17:00 (Nairobi time).

Kindly find below our Agenda:


14:00-14:05

Welcome

By Director of External Relations, Strategy, Knowledge and Innovation, UN-Habitat


14:05-14:25

Address by UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif

Increasing advocacy by the World Urban Campaign to support sustainable and inclusive, recovery and long-term resilience


14:25-14:45

Questions and Answers

· Dialogue between the Executive Director and the Steering Committee members


WUC ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020-21

(Nov 2020 - Sept 2021)

14:45-14:55

Introduction by WUC Co-Chair Sri Sofjan (Huairou Commission)


14:55-15:05

Presentation of achievements by the WUC Secretariat


15:05-15:15

Synthesis and next steps

· Remarks by WUC Co-Chair Sandeep Chachra (ActionAid India)


15:15-16:20

Remarks by Partner Constituent Groups Chairs

Moderated by WUC Co-Chair Sri Sofjan

PCG1 Local and Subnational Authorities:

- Christian Huebel, City of Mannheim

PCG2 Research and Academia:

- Circe Gama Monteiro (INCITI) / Tamara Quiroz Guzman (Bufete de Estudios Interdisciplinarios A.C.) TBC

PCG3 Civil Society Organizations:

- Ben Wong (Compass Housing) / Chris Elisara (World Evangelical Alliance) TBC

PCG4 Grass Roots Organizations:

- Malick Gaye, ENDA Tiers Monde

PCG5 Women:

- Limota Goroso Giwa, Huairou Commission

PCG6 Children and Youth:

- Robert Gillen, World Vision

PCG8 Business and Industries:

- Tanya Huyzer, Arcadis NV

PCG10 Professionals:

- Analia Lourdes Pastran (Smartly Social Entrepreneurship) / Ishthiaque Zahir Titas (UIA) / Claus-Peter Echter (Icomos) TBC

PCG11 Older Persons:

- W. Cecil Steward, Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities


ASSEMBLY DIALOGUE

16:20-16:50

Moderated WUC Co-Chair Sandeep Chachra

Open dialogue between PCG Chairs and WUC members moderated by the WUC Secretariat


CONCLUSION AND WAY FORWARD

16:50-17:00

by WUC Co-Chairs Sri Sofjan (Huairou Commission) and Sandeep Chachra (ActionAid India)


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kind regards,

UN-Habitat WUC Secretariat

United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat

P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi 00100, Kenya | UN Avenue Gigiri

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