GOLD VI report: A fundamental contribution to the urban and territorial equality

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The GOLD VI Report: Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality was launched by UCLG Co-President and Mayor of San José, Johnny Araya, during the plenary session on “Local and Regional Governments Breaking Through as One” on 12 October 2022. 

The GOLD VI Report is an essential contribution to the Pact for the Future of Humanity, the expected outcome document of the Daejeon’s World Summit. It was built following the three pillars of the Pact – people, planet, and government — and offers local and regional governments “pathways” to mobilize a common vision for addressing inequalities through local transformation strategies. 

The Report proposes that local authorities, together with civil society, can champion equality and address local manifestations of growing inequalities through addressing six interconnected pathways: Commoning, Caring, Connecting, Renaturing, Prospering, and Democratizing.

Each of its chapters offers a diversity of themes related to informality, housing, land, basic services, urban health, migration, sustainable transport, decent livelihoods, resilience, and energy transition, among others, all grounded in a framework of political participation and accountability.

The elaboration of the Report has involved a three-year collective co-creation process of over a hundred local and regional governments, civil society organizations, and experts from around the world. As such, the GOLD facilitate a rich process, supporting and strengthening multi-stakeholder dialogues and ensuring the participation and involvement of UCLG members. The lead team has been the UCLG Research area, the Bartlett Development Planning Unit of the University College London, and the International Institute for Environment and Development.

A Networking Hub session to discuss the GOLD VI Report is scheduled for 14 October 2022 from 10 AM to 11.30 AM.