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Housing in Europe:
Time to Evict the Crisis
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

Activists Bring Fight To Save A Rogers Park 'Community House' To Citibank (VIDEO)
Source: Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction
About 30 Chicago housing activists picketed outside a Citibank branch Wednesday morning as part of their ongoing fight to save a Rogers Park "community house." Organizers toted signs reading, "I support the house on Ridge" and "Housing is a human right," while tenants of the home, located at 7245 N. Ridge Ave., were inside the branch attempting to meet with a Citibank mortgage representative to discuss their offer to purchase the foreclosed property. Jorge Ortiz, an organizer...

Date published: 01-27-2015
At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) conducted an open process to obtain nominations for a civil society speaker in the President of the General Assembly's High-level Thematic Debate on Means of Implementation for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda. This event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on 9-10 February. The President of the General Assembly,H.E. Sam K. Kutesa, has...

Date published: 01-21-2015
The HIC Habitat III Working Group has drafted a questionnaire about the status of National Habitat Committees and National Reports for Habitat III. The purpose of this questionnaire is to get more information about the Habitat III process and deepen our position and influence the agenda of this conference. To answer the questionnaire, please click here. The results of this questionnaire will be public. Do not hesitate to share it with whoever you want. Your participation...

Date published: 01-20-2015
As part of the preparatory process towards Habitat III, Member States, local organizations and other institutions are encouraged to organize regional or thematic meetings to ensure an inclusive and focused discussion on sustainable urban development for a New Urban Agenda. The Conference welcomes the participation and contributions of all Member States and relevant stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil society organizations, regional and local government and municipality...

Date published: 01-20-2015
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