Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda

 

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)

Follow-up to the Habitat III – disability in urban development
Cities 2030 – Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) will be the first session to focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted in Habitat III. WUF9 will be instrumental to substantively feed into the inputs for the first report of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. As the world’s premier conference on cities, the World Urban Forum (WUF) is a non-legislative technical forum convened by UN-Habitat, held since 2002. The theme of WUF9 is Cities 2030, Cities for all: Implementing the New Urban Agenda. The detail of WUF9 is available at: http://wuf9.org/

At WUF9, the Global Network for Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) and the GAP Partner Constituent Group for Persons with Disabilities  will lead and participate in a series of discussions with global partners – ranging from governments and civil society to the private sector and academia – on building inclusive, resilient, and sustainable cities and communities for all.

The DIAUD/PWD-PCG delegates are focused on providing practical solutions for implementing the 2030 Agenda, the CRPD, and shaping a more inclusive urban future for all. Representatives will be advocating for clear commitments to the International Standards Organization’s accessibility standards, and the adoption of universal design principles as specified in Article 9 of the CRPD.

Publication: “The Inclusion Imperative”: CBM along with World Enabled has drafted a document titled ‘The Inclusive Imperative: Towards Disability-Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development‘. This document lists out the key recommendations for an Inclusive Urban Agenda. You can also access the ‘easy read’ version.


Events related to disabilities and urban development during WUF9:
For the most updated information on the events, please visit here.


Wednesday, February 7th

World Stage: Older Persons PCG and Persons with Disabilities PCG Networking Event
Location: Next City World Stage
Time: 5pm-6pm
Organizers: World Enabled, GAP Persons with Disabilities PCG, GAP Older Persons PCG, Next City, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), The Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) Network

Thursday, February 8th
World Stage: Smart Cities 2030: Smart Cities for All Toolkit
Location: Next City World Stage
Time: 1pm-2pm
Organizer: Smart Cities for All (an initiative of G3ict and World Enabled)

Friday, February 9th
Stakeholder Roundtable: Persons with Disabilities
Location: TBC
Time: 9:00- 11:00 am
Organizers: UN Habitat, World Bank, Ford Foundation, World Enabled, GAP Persons
with Disabilities PCG, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments
(GAATES), The Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) Network

Sunday, February 11th
Exhibition: A City for All – Aerial Art Project
Location: Merdeka Square (Google map directions)
Time: 9:00-12:00 pm
Organizers: World Enabled, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), The Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) network, GAP Persons with Disabilities PCG, Ford Foundation
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Panel: Implementing Universal Accessibility at the Local Level – Practical Actions for Realizing an Inclusive New Urban Agenda
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM
Location: Room 408
Organizers: World Enabled, CBM, GAP Older Persons PCG, GAP Persons with
Disabilities PCG The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments
(GAATES), The Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) Network


Monday, February 12th
Training Event: Smart Cities 2030 – How to Build Smart Cities
Time: Monday 12th – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Room 404
Organizer: Smart Cities for All (an initiative of G3ict and World Enabled)


Tuesday, February 13th

Side Event: Universal Design Principles and Applications to Urban Development: Embracing a more Livable Future
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Next City World Stage
Organizers: HEWI Inc., GAP Older Persons PCG, World Enabled, GAP Persons with Disabilities PCG, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), The Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development (DIAUD) Network