This year, the HLRN report from its Violation Database (VDB)
addresses the Habitat III process and the ongoing preparations for the
2016 world conference.
VDB data demonstrate the proliferation of forced evictions
around the world, which the previous Habitat II Agenda promised to
combat. While "official” guidelines for national reports to Habitat III
avoid this contradiction, this World Habitat Day 2014 review of
violations reminds readers of the need for evaluating the solemn Habitat
II commitments made 20 years ago, and the implementation gaps that
Visit HLRN.org to read HIC-HLRN’s World Habitat Day 2014 report: "Bearing Witness to Forced Evictions: Habitat II’s Broken Promise, Habitat III’s Missing Link."