NGO Global Forum, Río de Janeiro, 1992
The majority of HIC efforts in Rio within the NGO Global Forum were focused on the Urbanization Forum, organized in conjunction with FCOC (an Inter- American organization
uniting urban movements from: Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada and the U.S.) and the Brazilian Urban Reform Forum, 1992. The result of the Forum is the Treaty titled
Towards Just Democratic and Sustainable Cities, Towns and Villages” negotiated among HIC, FCOC, and the Brazilian Urban Reform Forum and signed by more than 140
organizations from throughout the word. The Urbanization Treaty was one of about 30 independent sector treadles developed within the global Forum and promoted by the NGO
international Task Force for UNCED as the most important outcome of the event.
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