Keyword: 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.
Le Réseau Marocain pour un Logement Décent a organisé un séminaire national le 18 Mars 2016 sous le thème : « L’habitat écologique, défis et perspectives », cette rencontre a connu la présence de plus de 200 personnes.
CandyBird, Hua-Kuang Community, Taipei City #callevictionsasia2016 In order to tackle on the prevailing threats to our common habitats. International Solidarity is calling for cases of evictions from Northeast and Southeast Asian regions until May 15th, 2016. The cases will be judged by the East Asian Tribunal on Evictions (Taipei, 1-4 July 2016), the first regional cooperative step towards the 5th International Tribunal on Evictions, which will be carried out in the framework of the People's Social Forum alternative to the UN Conference Habitat III (Quito, October 2016).
Statement on the “Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda” for the informal hearings of stakeholders June 6 – 8 in New York Include social regulation of real estate markets into the Habitat III agenda! The signatories of this statement are among the authors of the open letter dated 31 January 2016: “Make social regulation of real estate markets an issue at Habitat III” (again attached). Most of the positions expressed in the following have been discussed among the networks that supported that letter. However, the undersigning persons can only speak for themselves and the indicated organization they represent.
Message to Habitat III: it's a scandal the “New Urban Agenda” is ignoring the economic frames of the global housing crisis
Members of the “international working group for the promotion of market regulation and market alternatives at Habitat III” have sent a very critical message to the participants at third prepcom of Habitat III (Surabaya, 25-27 July 2016), pointing out that it is a really scandal that the draft of the “New Urban Agenda” still keeps totally silent about the development and crisis of globalized markets. To face evictions because the mortgage and housing crisis, the public and municipal debt and poverty as a consequence of structural adjustment programs, privatisation and austerity, it should be introduced the regulation of financial and property markets, especially the rent control, taxation of transactions and private insolvency.Those issue will instead be at the center of the People's Social Forum Resistance to Habitat III (Quito, 17-20 october 2016)
We need more voices from across the globe to make us heard: please sign now our Global Call and share #SupportRight2City to show to world leaders that we need REAL, STRONG and CONCRETE commitments from the New Urban Agenda. Make sure you are heard!
Desde la Ciudad de Buenos Aires hacia el "Foro Urbano Mundial Hábitat III y el "Foro Social de Resistencia Popular a Habitat III” – Comité Popular
El 13 de Agosto de 2016 en el Comedor Comunitario “Torito Pulenta”, calle José León Suárez 3787 – CABA, se constituyó como Comité Popular hacia Quito 2016, Fe.De.Vi., Sembrar Conciencias, Federación de Cooperativas “Todos Juntos”, Frente Territorial Salvador Herrera, Observatorio de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, entre otras organizaciones sociales que defienden los Derechos del Habitat en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda will not deliver unless it creates decent work and fully includes trade unions and workers
Over 70 people attended Habitat III’s Trade Union and Workers Roundtable held on 18 October 2016 by a joint international trade union and allies delegation headed by Public Services International (PSI) and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI).