Date published: 03-23-2017
HIC's Statement at the 34th Session of the Human Rights CouncilStatement delivered by Álvaro Puertas, HIC General Secretary.
Source: Habitat International Coalition
Date published: 03-01-2017
Press Release. HLRN Commends India Mission Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate HousingHousing and Land Rights Network, India (HLRN) would like to express its support for the India mission report of the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context. The Special Rapporteur—Ms Leilani Farha—visited India on an official mission from 11–22 April 2016 and will be presenting her report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today (1 March 2017)....
Date published: 03-01-2017Which models of Community-led housing are being developed across the world? What do they have in common? What are relevant tools and policy instruments that support Community-led Housing in different legal, economic and social contexts? What are the main achievements, challenges and bottlenecks that inhabitant groups are facing in the Global North and South? How can policy-makers contribute to enabling community-driven habitat initiatives at different levels? Round table with...
Date published: 02-28-2017
How will Mexico City pay for its new ‘right to the city’ guarantee?MEXICO CITY— When Mexico City this month became one of the few cities in the world to have a constitution, it surprised many by including explicit reference to a "right to the city”, a touchstone progressive idea aimed at ensuring that urban areas protect their most vulnerable communities. For instance, the right would require that city officials study the impact of major urban development efforts that often result in the displacement of poor communities. This approach would mandate...
Source: Emilio Godoy, Citiscope
Date published: 02-23-2017