Global society has been experiencing unprecedented population growth and rapid urbanization. More than half of the population on Earth is living in urban areas, and Asian and African cities are industrializing and urbanizing rapidly. Throughout human history, human values and rights were often neglected over the course of developing urban areas which are supposed to be the shelter for humans themselves.
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ICLEI co-organizes the Human City Forum, which is hosted by Suwon City, in close cooperation with partner institutions and organizations based in Suwon. The forum aims to leverage the collective local actions for recovering human value in urban space. ICLEI mobilizes speakers from around the world and addressing the importance of the agenda in relation to SDG Goal 11, so that local governments in South Korea get unique insights on global trends on inclusive society and development.