Cities4All Webinar: Equity and Accessibility in Times of Pandemic: Building “Cities For All” Post-COVID19
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Discussion with stakeholders and allies to the Cities4All Global Campaign about the challenges and opportunities for local governments after the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will focus on:

  • Launch of the “Recommendations for Empowering Local Governments in the context of an Inclusive Pandemic Response”
  • The Webinar Series launched an open document to align efforts and provide guidance to city leaders around the world. We will be presenting the final version.
  • The document offers local governments recommendations for formulating and implementing action plans that are in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the inclusion targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda, and WHO’s Age Friendly Cities Initiative.
  • In addition, the document aligns to the first-ever UN flagship Report on Disability and the Sustainable Development Goals, the UCLG Policy Brief on Inclusive and Accessible Cities, UN Policy Brief: The Impact of Covid-19 on older persons, and the Joint Declaration of local governments and persons with disabilities in relation to Covid-19 issued by the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility, the UN Secretary General’s and the Cities4All Network

  • Present the results from the Global Survey on Inclusive and Accessible Pandemic Response
  • The survey, developed in coordination with the World Bank, gathers insights on local responses to the Covid-19 outbreak and their alignment to the C4All Global Compact.
  • The survey generates globally comparative data on how local municipal Covid-19 responses impacted the lives of persons with disabilities and older persons

  • United Nations