Town Hall Track

Town Hall
14 November
Room 1 B

Right to the City

Cities and human settlements must be viewed through rights-based lens and if equity, sustainability, and social justice is to be achieved, it is because the right to the city has been granted and protected for all citizens.


Ms. Imen Ouardani, Vice-Mayor of Sousse

Ms. Sylvia Muzila, Mayor of Francistown

Mr. Patrick Braouezec, President of Plaine Commune

Ms. Annie Chrystel Limbourg, Deputy Mayor of Libreville


Sustainable Urban Development

As recognized by the global agendas, partnerships to achieve the goals are imperative. Here the General Assembly of Partners recommends a variety of tools and methods to include local and regional governments into the framework of achieving sustainable urban development at the global level.


Mr. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen

Ms. Noarini Roslan, Mayor of Subang Jaya

Ms. Laia Bonet, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona

Mr. Christian Di Candia, Mayor of Montevideo


Addressing Informalities

Local policies cannot be drivers of inequality: cities and regions need to adopt innovative visions and include their city dwellers in the decision-making processes shaping their lives, and design accessible and inclusive schemes for people in poverty.


Ms. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown

Mr. Mousa Hadid, Mayor of Ramallah

Mr. Mpho Moruakgomo, President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA)

Mr. Pablo Javkin, Elected Mayor of Rosario, Councillor of Rosario


Lorena Zarate

President of the Habitat International Coalition

Eugenie Birch

President of the Habitat III General Assembly of Partners

Mpho MW Moruakgomo

MW Moruakgomo
President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA)

Mousa Hadid

Mayor of Ramallah, President of Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (APLA), Co-President of UCLG-MEWA

Pablo Javkin

Elected Mayor of Rosario, Councillor of Rosario