The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the livelihoods of all demographic groups with a cumbersome new normal such as shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. For more than one billion urban people living in slums or informal settlements globally, these orders and guidelines aren’t just arduous; it is not possible to comply with them. The actions taken to contain the pandemic are unevenly and disproportionately influencing the urban poor in multiple ways, including job loss, rise in prices, loss of remittances, limited rationing of food and other basic goods, limited access to health care services, and disruption to education. Rigorous quarantine measures have brought a large part of economic activities to a still, leaving many urban poor without means to make a living. It is greatly feared that the pandemic could generate the new extremely poor people to an extent which our relentless efforts to combat poverty in accordance with the 2030 agenda are to little avail. It is estimated that the pandemic could push about 49 million poors more into extreme poverty in 2020 alone.

In response to such urgent reality, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju is organizing a virtual dialogue webinar to explore pathways to enhance the livelihoods of the urban poor for the sustainable future.

Date: 9 December 2020, 15:00 pm (Seoul time, GMT+9)
Mode: Virtual Dialogue Webinar
Application and deadline:

  • Send the filled-in application form to or CLICK HERE TO APPLY by 2 December 2020 (Wednesday).
  • CLICK HERE to download Application Form
    Kindly note that the participants have to attend the prep-session to be held on 7 December 2020 at 15:00 (Seoul time, GMT+9)

Programme Details: CLICK HERE