Keyword: Habitat III

Statement by social organizations on the third United Nations Conference on Sustainable Housing and Urban Development (Habitat III) under the 2014 World Habitat Day

Plenaria FSUAP (Medellin 06 – 09 04 2014) Text signed by 137 networks, civil society movements, universities and individuals from 31 countries.

Verso Habitat III: non disturbare l'operatore?

The Global Platform for the Right to the City, made up of the most important international networks engaged on this topic, sent a letter on 26/05/15 proposing that the civil society collaborates to assist in the preparations for the United Nations Summit Habitat III (Quito, October 2016).Unfortunately, no response has been received to date, adding another fence to the ones that UN Habitat has already put up. This comes as no surprise, the proposal is based on human rights, an approach which would unsettle the UN Habitat as it is deeply rooted in neoliberal principles.Instead of waiting for someone to finally decide to respond, it would be better to resolutely focus on building the Alternative World Urban Social Forum at Habitat III.

Rumbo Quito: FSUM y Hábitat III >>> Mexico D.F. Sábado 5 de septiembre 2015

En el marco del debate sobre estrategias y actividades rumbo a Hábitat III (Día mundial del hábitat y Jornadas mundiales Cero Desalojos de octubre, Foro Social Urbano Mundial alternativo, etc.), el Grupo Promotor de la Plataforma Mexicana por el Derecho a la Ciudad y en Defensa del Territorio, convoca a una importante Reunión, Sábado, 5 de septiembre 2015, en Mexico D.F.

Día Mundial del Hábitat: Declaración de la Plataforma Mexicana por el Derecho a la Ciudad y en defensa del Territorio

A las organizaciones, grupos, colectivos y personas interesadas en lograr un hábitat justo, incluyente, democrático y sustentable, les exhortamos a la conformación de Comités Populares rumbo a Hábitat III, a repensar el tipo de ciudades y territorios que quere­mos construir y a generar condiciones para llevar a cabo el Foro Social Urbano Alternativo y Popular a Hábitat III, así como diversas acciones a impulsar en México en octubre de 2016.

Africities VII, First the Inhabitants!

The International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) hasorganized  the session “The Inhabitants Associations & Local Authorities towards Quito ”  (Johannesburg, 30/11/15, 9.00-12.30, Africities VII, Sandton Convention Center, Ballroom 1A)  to establish  a stepping stone towards the UN’s Habitat III  and the parallel World Urban Social Forum which will both be held in Ecuador in October 2016.

La dynamique du Réseau Marocain pour le Logement Décent

Présentation du Réseau Marocain pour le Logement Décent et de ses attentes pour Africities VII pour l'Agenda Africaine 2063 et en préparation du Forum Social Urbain Alterntif à Habitat III (Quito, octobre 2016)

La dynamique de l'Association des Habitants de Mourouj II

Présentation de l'Association des Habitants de Mourouj II pour Africities VII pour l'Agenda Africaine 2063 et en préparation du Forum Social Urbain Alternatif à Habitat III (Quito, octobre 2016).

Johannesburg, le succès des associations d’habitants organisés pour Quito

The International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) organized the session “Inhabitants Associations and Local Authorities towards Quito ” (Johannesburg 30/11/15) in order to establish Africities VII as a springboard towards the UN conference Habitat III and,  to the World Urban Social Forum, both of which will take place in Ecuador in October 2016. It was a true success both in terms of participation (150 participants from 25 African countries, Europe and Latin America) and in terms of content. The political impact was emphasised by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-A) ’s adoption of the recommendation of establishing follow-up committees. The African Network of Inhabitants is prepared to do its utmost in order to guarantee the implementation of alternative urban and housing policies.

Make social regulation of real estate markets a commitment at Habitat III !

Everybody knows about the 2007–08 crashes resulting from housing bubbles and their context of globalized financial markets. But in the preparation of the UN conference Habitat III you hardly hear a word about it.  International, national and local organizations are demanding a serious inclusion of those issues into the conference and a global reflection on the regulation and exclusion from markets. Therefore, this issue will be among the main topic of the People’s Social Territorial Forum Alternative to Habitat III.