The World Urban Pavilion project seeks to create a physical and virtual global hub to advance the knowledge of urban development, implementation and promotion of SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. Partnering on this project is UN-Habitat's Human Rights and Social Inclusion Unit, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) with the Urban Economy Forum Association (UEF).
This project will have a focus on youth and housing and will work to build capacities by providing resources and guidance for cities across the globe to realize inclusive sustainable development using innovative technology. The pavilion will create a springboard for collaboration and collective action to advance crucial conversations covering a wide range of topics, explore urban economy and finance through different lenses to discuss and open up dialogues globally about urbanism.
The Pavilion will also introduce pilot projects and encourage civil society to share their revitalization best-practice projects globally and will operate under the SDG Cities Flagship Programme. The project aims to provide opportunities for youth in Toronto as a core target group through urban youth programmes.