Habitat III is the third United Nations Conference on Housing
and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in 2016 (location to be
arranged). HIC is involved in several initiatives to lobby for civil society to take a
key role in discussions (such as Habitat I and II), in order for
the Right to the City to be considered in the New World Urban Agenda that will
emerge from Habitat III, as well as to remind the Conference of the
existing continuum between rural and urban areas. HIC also currently participates in the Civil
Society Planning Committee for Habitat III, as well as the Preparatory
Committee, which will meet in New York in mid-September 2014.
It is important that every Member, Friend, Wisdom Keeper, Board
Member and HIC staff member that is willing to participate in this process
joins the working group "Habitat III”. We will welcome any form of
contribution, such as active participation, documents or proposals.
The planning for the World Habitat Day will be
one of the tasks of this Working Group; this might be focused on disseminating
Civil Society Expectations on Habitat III. There is a proposal already created
in this regard by allies and members in Mexico.
We have prepared a blog https://habitat3hic.wordpress.com/ to share
general information and promote the discussion of ideas. The main language is
English but you will also find information in Spanish.
Your contributions are very
E-mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to join this working group.