The 6th World Urban Forum organised in Naples by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) also aimed at promoting the role of women as actors in the development of cities. To this end, 2 September 2012 was dedicated to the Gender Equality Action Assembly (GEAA).

The GEAA discussed the progress made and challenges that remain for the implementation of the Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) outlining the strategic actions and their political implications. This plan sets out the guidelines that guarantee women and men more equitable access to public resources and services. Moreover, the promote equal participation of women in all aspects of town planning. Within the framework of its stated objectives, a debate was held on sustainable way of moving forward towards the attainment of economic empowerment of women in cities and guidelines were laid down on the policies to be adopted.

WUF Programme

Programme extract

Fondazione Mediterraneo pamphlet for the WUF

Special Edition of the Mediterranean Award

“Law-abiding and safe cities” Programme

The Youth Assembly

Speech by President Michele Capasso IT ENG

The Round Table on Women

Video 1

Video 2

Video TGR Campania


1. Gender Equality Action Assembly Programme.pdf.zip

2.    UN-Habitat substantive priority areas

3.    World Urban Campaign.zip

4.    I'm a City Changer.zip

5.    UN-Habitat - Our Urban Change.zip


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