Housing and equitable cities: bolstering local action for the implementation of SDG 11
This UN High-Level Political Forum 2023 side event outlined practices that are advancing access to adequate housing in ways that challenge inequalities
The government of Chile and IIED, in collaboration with Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, NYU Center on International Cooperation, the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), hosted the UN High-Level Political Forum 2023 side event: Housing and equitable cities – bolstering local action for the implementation of SDG 11.
Globally, 1.8 billion people lack access to adequate housing. This crisis requires addressing the structural inequalities that maintain it. Adequate housing is crucial to allowing progress on most Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Actions across all levels of government are needed to reverse the stagnation in progress towards SDG11.
This in-person high-level political forum side event outlined practices that are advancing access to adequate housing in ways that challenge inequalities. It discussed experiences emphasising coordinated work between national governments, local governments and civil society for achieving SDG11.
- Carla Serazzi, ambassador and director of multilateral affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
- Paula Poblete Maureira, deputy minister, Ministry of Social Development, Chile
- Camila Cociña, IIED researcher on housing justice
- Sarah Cliffe, NYU Center on International Cooperation
- Adriana Allen, president of HIC
- Leanne Holt, senior director for strategic initiatives of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities