World Urban Forum 5: Side-event on "Reducing Vulnerability through Better Access to Basic Services"


Side Event


24 Mar - 24 Mar 2010

Duration of event:

0.25 day


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Programme area:

Governance, Local Development


No fee

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The side-event is to take place during the World Urban Forum presenting the UN approach on Access to Basic Services and how it can contribute to reducing vulnerability of poor and marginalised population. The event will present UNITAR work in this area with particular focus on bottom-up approach used to strengthening the capacity of local authorities. It will also showcase the importance of public-private partnerships to ensure successful implementation of Access to Basic Services to all. The side-event will bring together experts from the public sector, the private sector and civil society to discuss the equitable provision of basic services for vulnerable populations.

Event Objectives

To highlight the importance of equitable provision of basic services for vulnerable populations in an urban context. To share knowledge and best practices around the topic using specific case studies. 

Learning Objectives

Knowledge sharing and dissemiantion regarding innovations in provision of basic services for all in an urban context


Content and Structure

March 24th, 2010 - World Urban Forum - Meeting Room W2-3, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Presentations by three members of the panel, followed by Q&A session and cocktail reception.

Targeted Audience

local government representatives and field experts in the area of urban planning and development, with special focus on representatives from peri-urban, slum or marginalised urban areas.

Additional Information

Side event to be presented during the World Urban Forum