Call to the 2013 HIC General Assembly Meeting in Tunis


Date: Thursday March 28, 3pm-9pm

Location: Hotel El Oumara, 42bis Rue Ali Darghouth, 1001 Tunis
République, Phone: 71333122 ; Fax: 71338030

The Habitat International Coalition (HIC) will
hold its annual General Assembly meeting in Tunis on Thursday March 28 from
3pm-9pm, alongside other HIC meetings, the
Land Forum IV, and the World Social
that will take place from March 26 to 30, 2013.

A decision to amend the HIC Constitution was
made during the General Assembly meeting in Naples on 2 September 2012. A
committee was formed to produce a first draft of proposed amendments, which
will be presented and voted on in the upcoming General Assembly meeting in
Tunis (for more background, please see point 6.6 in the minutes).

To review and comment on the consolidated
amendments proposed by the committee, please visit the “Amendments to the HIC
Constitution” section on the home page of the Member Space. Contact
the General Secretariat at
if you have any trouble accessing the Member Space.

We invite all HIC members who are planning to
attend the above-mentioned events in Tunis, to participate in the General
Assembly meeting, during which a vote on the proposed amendments will take
place. Online voting will also be available for those who are unable to attend
the meetings in person.

We would like to remind you that it is necessary
to renew your membership in order to vote in the General Assembly meeting.
Click here to review the sliding
scale for membership fees as well as payment procedures, and contact Marie at if you have any concerns.

If you are unable to participate in the meeting
either in person or online, a proxy may be given to another HIC member. Click here
to download the proxy form, and be sure to fill it out and send it to the
General Secretariat before 20 March.

Proposed Agenda for the General Assembly Meeting:

Welcome by the HIC

Verify the Quorum

Approve this agenda, as
well as the minutes from the previous General Assembly meeting in Naples,
September 2012

Reporting from Regional Structures,
HLRN, HIC Committees and the General Secretariat

· Open debate on HIC achievements and challenges

Financial Statements

Amendments to the HIC
Constitution and By-laws

        Presentation of the


        Vote (in person for those
in attendance; online for those physically absent)


Please send any proposals for motions to debate during
the General Assembly to

* To download the map from the
WSF to the Hotel El Oumara, click here.