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Global Call asks for the inclusion of the Right to the City in the NUA
International civil society organizations are mobilized to make sure that the Right to the City is duly considered by world leaders at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Urban Sustainable Development – Habitat 3
Source Global Platform for the Right to the City (08-02-2016)
Europe Representative at the HIC Board for 2016-2020 - Extension of deadline for candidates’ nomination
New deadline for nomination is Friday, August 12th 2016 (11:59 pm GMT)
Source HIC- Europe Electoral Committee (07-29-2016)
HIC Addresses Habitat III PrepCom3
Statement by Habitat International Coalition at the 3rd plenary of the 3rd session of the Preparatory Committee of the Habitat III, represented by Joseph Schechla, HIC-HLRN Coordinator.
Source HIC-HLRN (07-27-2016)
Europe Representative at the HIC Board for 2016-2020 - Call to nominate Candidates
Thank you for sending your nominations to the EC from July 13 to July 25 2016
Source HIC-General Secretariat (07-13-2016)
UN Experts Statement on Habitat III: New Urban Agenda Must be Based in Human Rights
We call for a New Urban Agenda that embraces the transformative potential of human rights as a necessary framework for inclusive, vibrant and sustainable cities.
Source United Nations human rights experts (06-30-2016)
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.
Source FIAN INTERNATINAL (06-24-2016)
Statement of the Brazilian Civil Society of the New Urban Agenda
Brazilian civil society organizations, gathered in São Paulo on May 31 of 2016, come through the present Statement to express themselves about the content of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), to be adopted at the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III.
Source Brazilian civil society organizations (06-23-2016)
Let's celebrate HIC's 40th anniversary together!
We invite our Members, Friends and Allies to join HIC's General Assembly, the subsequent celebration of HIC's 40th anniversary and to share their memories with the whole Coalition. Photos, testimonies, documents, publications and more materials will be shared online and displayed during the General Assembly, to be later compiled in a publication celebrating HIC's 40 years of struggles and achievements.
Source HIC-GS (06-23-2016)
Videos. What does the Right to the City mean for you? Do you know any related experience?
Representatives from social organizations - social movements, human rights defenders, non-governmental organizations, academics, public sector, foundations, and international organizations - answered these questions during the European Regional Meeting of the Global Platform for the Right to the City. which was held last April in Barcelona.
Source Iolanda Parra and Ramon Massana, Observatori DESC (06-17-2016)
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.
Source UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights (06-14-2016)

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