UPRCP works with different sectors in key urban poor issues and campaigns. It links up with different organizations and individuals from all walks of life in the advancement of urban poor rights and struggles.

UPRCP seeks the solidarity of the academe, artists, church peoples and youth among others for this cause. It also links with urban poor communities and organizations all over the world in order to foster an international solidarity for the urban poor.


Some of UPRCP’s involvement in network building for the advancement of urban poor campaign, and international solidarity work are as follows:
a network of professionals, church peoples, academe and studentry in support of the local struggle of Sitio San Roque, North Triangle residents against forced eviction and demolition.
UPRCP was able to present the general situation and struggle of the Philippine urban poor in one of the workshops at the said international conference. The presentation, “Forced evictions, off-city relocation and resistance: Ramifications of neo-liberal policies towards the Philippine urban poor,” was also published in, “Claiming the City: Civil Society Mobilisation by the Urban Poor,” a volume of the book series Outlook on Civil Society.
UPRCP together with KADAMAY and Demolition Watch organized a workshop as part of the ICHRPP entitled, “Claiming Urban Poor Rights: Struggles and Global Movements.” The speakers were the following: 1) Dr. Jacqueline Leavitt, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles; 2) Jackie Hung, Project Officer of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese (HKJP); 3) Gloria Arellano, Chairperson, KADAMAY; and 4) Maria Lorena Zarate, President, Habitat International Coalition. Among the four, Ms. Zarate was the only one who was not able to attend.

This was convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and other CSOs. Such UN process in which the UPRCP engages in has allowed the organization to give voice to the sector in such intergovernmental discourses.
UPRCP is an official member of the RCEM and currently the focal point for the urban poor constituency. It has the task of reaching out and building unity among urban poor organizations in the region.