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Statement from HIC/GPR2C at intergovernmental negotiations on the New Urban Agenda
"We all agree on the need to make our villages, towns and cities more inclusive, equitable, democratic, safe and sustainable. We believe that the Right to the City offers a very concrete framework and policy orientations to move forward in that direction."
People's Manual on the Tenure Guidelines (Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security)
These Guidelines are a new international instrument that can be used by peasant, fishing and pastoralist organisations, indigenous peoples, the landless, women and youth, and civil society as a whole, to assert their rights.
Surabaya. Fulfilling Habitat Commitments: Assessing the Past - Constructing a Platform for Action
Habitat II was held in Istanbul in 1996 wit the objective to adopt general principles and commitments, and formulate a global plan for action capable of guiding national and internationa efforts over the next twenty years. As we are approaching Habitat III, and the adoption of a "New Urban Agenda," it is essential to first understand to what degree national governemnts have managed to fulfill their Habitat II commitments.
Canada. Roundtable on Canadian Participation to Habitat III
Lorena Zárate, HIC's president, will participate in the panel 1: "Public Sector and Civil Society's contributions"
Letter. Social and Solidarity Economy must be a key component of the New Agenda
SSE should therefore be considered as a strategic urban policy of the Implementation plan for the New Agenda to achieve an effective implementation of Urban Paradigm Shift.
Habitat for people, not for profit! – Open letter against financialization of cities and for Human Rights in the New Habitat Agenda
In views of the Habitat III informal hearings hold in New York last 6-7 June, Habitat International Coalition (HIC), the International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) and the Habitat Network (Habitat Netz) addressed an open letter to the different Habitat III parties, recalling the need for a substantial paradigm shift in the way we build our cities. To this end, the letter’s authors call for putting the right to housing and all Human Rights at the heart of the New Habitat Agenda, through promoting policies able to limit cities’ financialization.
Statement on the “Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda” for the informal hearings of stakeholders June 6 – 8 in New York
Include social regulation of real estate markets into the Habitat III agenda!
Human Rights in the New Urban Agenda
From 3 to 5 May, the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights attended a human rights experts’ meeting convened by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Habitat III Secretariat in New York. It was an occasion to share human rights advocates’ analysis regarding the New Urban Agenda.
Berlin Recommendations for the Cities of Tomorrow
The German Habitat Forum took place in Berlin on 1-2 June 2016 and brought together more than 1000 attendees from 74 countries. The results of the deliberations by this wide range of stakeholders are the "Berlin Recommendations for the Cities of Tomorrow”. These recommendations are suggested as inputs for the ongoing negotiations on the New Urban Agenda, to be adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.
Press Release: European Community-led Housing Award 2016
Four award-winning projects of the European Community-led Housing Award 2016 will present their initiatives in the framework of the 7th Habitat Groupé Fair.



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