Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Preparatory activities to Habitat III
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Source: HIC-GS

Habitat III is the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in 2016 (location to be arranged).

Within this process, the United Nations General Assembly decided to establish a Preparatory Committee (PrepComm), to carry out the preparations for the conference open to all State Members of the United Nations and members of specialized agencies and of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The PrepCom will have three meetings before the opening of the conference:

· PrepCom1: 17-18 September 2014, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

· PrepCom2: April 2015, UN Gigiri; Nairobi, Kenya (dates to be announced)

· PrepCom3: Venue and dates will be considered by the General Assembly no later than at its sixty-ninth session, before the end of 2014.

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.

To view the activities in which HIC participates during the next PrepComm1, visit the blog: https://habitat3hic.wordpress.com/activities/


Habitat International Coalition
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