Statement of Lorena Zárate, HIC President, condemning the violent crackdown on the demonstrators on October 19 in ParisMexico City, October 23, 2013To the activists for the right to housing and the right to the city To international public opinion To the media To the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing To the UN-Habitat Executive Director To the UCLG General Secretariat On behalf of the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), a global network composed of more than 350 organizations in 120 countries around the world, working for 37 years for the promotion, protection and...
Date published: 10-31-2013
To commemorate the World Habitat Day, HIC features a section of Activities, hosting the initiatives of its members and a section of Documents on human rights related to habitat.
Date published: 09-23-2013
Support and Solidarity with the Platform of Affected by the Mortgages (PAH) SpainSix members of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH), social movement struggling against evictions and the right to housing in Spain, who left Cordoba on July the 1st to reach Brussels on September the 25th, are currently in Paris. Over 2,000 kilometres walking to share their situation and the same of other 260,000 evicted families: To denounce the financial system responsible for this human and social catastrophe. To denounce the Spanish government's refusal to respond to...
Source: The signatory organizations
Date published: 09-16-2013
UN rights expert warns of regression on the right to adequate housing in the United KingdomLONDON / GENEVA (11 September 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on housing, Raquel Rolnik, today expressed serious concern about a deterioration in the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing in the United Kingdom. She warned against the combined impact of various official measures, recent and past, that "have eroded and continue to erode one of the world’s finest systems of affordable housing.” "The UK has had a long history of providing affordable and good quality...
Source: UN Human Rights
Date published: 09-13-2013
Boycott Istanbul 2020September 2013 Esteemed Members of the International Olympic Commitee; This is a call from Istanbullites agonized by the ecocide and urban apartheid the city is being drawn into through mega construction and transportation projects which are expected to be accelerated under the guise of constructions for the infrastructures of Summer Olympics 2020 if Istanbul is selected as the host city. This is a cry not solely of the citizens of Istanbul but of its ecological and natural integrity areas, of...
Source: Boycott Istanbul 2020
Date published: 09-09-2013