Jockin Arputham: UCLG pays homage to the symbolic figure of the Urban Communities


It is with deep regret that the Presidency, World Secretariat and Members of United Cities and Local Governments have learned of the passing away of Mr. Jockin Arputham, founder and president of Slum Dwellers International. The urban world community has lost a great inspiration and visionary.

“Through his friendship and openness, the dialogue between the local governments’ constituency and the organizations of slum dwellers has led to great steps forward in our collaboration both at international, national and local levels. We will make sure this work will continue”.

We convey to the Federations of Slum Dwellers all over the world, and to his friends and family, our warmest wishes and strength in these very sad moments.