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The World Social Forum (WSF) will be held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 24 to 28 March 2015. The WSF 2015 will be held at a crucial time for the social movements that want more justice, freedom and solidarity. The aims and guidelines chosen consider the political, social and economic changes in Maghreb-Mashreq, and on the African Continent, and of the ecological and economical worldwide crisis. The identified aims are only indications to a better support of all of those crucial questions, and...
Date published: 02-11-2015

In June 2012, HIC will be present at two important events in Rio de Janeiro: the Peoples’ Summit for Social and Environmental Justice and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also referred to as Rio+20.The People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice during Rio+20 is an event organized by global civil society that will take place between the 15th and the 23rd of June at Flamengo, in Rio de Janeiro – alongside the United Nations Conference on Sustainable...

Date published: 05-04-2012
HIC General Assembly 2012Tuesday June 19 from 1pm to 5pm Location: Salón del Sindicato dos Engenheiros do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, SENGERJ, Avenida Rio Branco, 277, 17th floor (in the city centre) The Habitat International Coalition (HIC) convokes its annual General Assembly alongside the People’s Summit at Rio+20 which will take place from June 16-23 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We invite all HIC members who will be attending the People’s Summit to participate in the...

Date published: 05-03-2012
Paris, april 24, 2012On February 9, 2012, during a pacifist demonstration in front of the Tokyo City Hall in defense of the rights of the homeless who have been living for more than 20 years in the Tatekawa River Park, Sono Ryota was arrested and incarcerated in the Tokyo detention centre.For several years, he has been one of the spokespeople of social movements in Japan, struggling for the right to live. He has participated particularly in struggles against the evacuation of the homeless, young...

Date published: 04-24-2012
On this day, international networks and urban social movements salute peasants’ struggles and we express our solidarity in their denunciation and resistance to land grabbing around the world.For decades we have been conscious that the construction of just and egalitarian cities is inseparable from struggles for the social, equitable and sustainable enjoyment of common goods, the democratization of urban and rural land access, urban and agrarian reform, the democratization of territorial...

Date published: 04-17-2012
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