HIC's activities during the World Urban Forum 7The seventh edition of the World Urban Forum (WUF) will be held in Medellin, Colombia from 5 to 11 April. This event is organized every two years by UN-HABITAT in order to examine one of the most urgent issues faced by humanity: the accelerated urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies and policies. This time the main theme of the Forum will be "Urban Equity in Development-Cities for Life". Alongside with the WUF, and taking advantage of the presence of many...
Date published: 02-13-2014
World Urban Forum 7 Medellin, Colombia, 5-11 April 2014
Date published: 03-06-2014
Invitation. Side event: experiences in strengthening security of tenure for the urban poor around the world* To download the invitation, click here. * To download the concept note, click here. ...
Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
25th Session Human Rights Council side-event: Poverty, exclusion and right to Housing in Latin America.With Lorena Zárate participating as a panelist.
Booklet: Guiding principles on security of tenure for the urban poorSecurity of tenure is understood as a set of relationships with respect to housing and land, established through statutory or customary law or informal or hybrid arrangements, that enables one to live in one’s home in security, peace and dignity. It is an integral part of the right to adequate housing and a necessary ingredient for the enjoyment of many other civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. All persons should possess a degree of security of tenure that guarantees...
Source: Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik