HIC at the World Urban Forum

To the moment, HIC activities in Vancouver include:

Inside WUF:

Networking events: Monitoring the Right to Adequate Housing (HLRN/HIC); Urban watches / observatories: tools and facilities for more effective actions through better decision-making processes (HSEN/HIC); Social Production of Habitat (HIC/InWent/UN-ROLAC)

Round Table: HIC has a leading role in the preparation of the civil society and NGOs roundtable, to review and assess 30 years of activity towards pro-poor, gender-sensitive and enabling urban policies, allowing peer-to-peer focused and action-oriented exchanges, with an historic and critical approach. (Still to be worked-out together with UN-Habitat and with a previous virtual debate)

Speaker corner: a booth within the WUF III Convention Center, to facilitate a space for representatives of social movements and civil society organizations: people who don’t have a site at the official agenda and will like to share their experience, present materials, videos or have a meeting place among grassroots leaders, civil society organizations and social movements. The speaker”s corners will promote official debates to continue in a fluent and flexible arena and bring to the UN the message of the World Social Forum.

Outside WUF:

Working Group on Globalization and Privatization: in coordination with Canadian and US groups, HIC is proposing an alternative activity outside WUF to go on with the working plan and to support regional/local struggles.

Rally and street parade: two different expressions: to supports the demands of local groups and to retrieve the spirit of the street parade of 1976, in the spirit of the pluralism and the feast-like march of the World Social Forum.

Board Meeting: an operative meeting on 18th all day, 19th morning and 23rd in the afternoon. If necessary the Executive Committee will gather the 24th in the morning. Main issues include: implementation of the Strategic Lines (2005-2007), membership, elections, and HIC evaluation. A draft agenda will be distributed later for your comments.

General Assembly: the annual meeting of members will be the opportunity to identify the scope and issues of the evaluation process of HIC networking activity (HIC / Misereor). A draft agenda will be distributed later for your comments.

HIC 30th anniversary: a CD Rom including HIC message, initiatives and perspectives to commemorate HIC 30th anniversary beyond the lines of the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements.

Alto al genocidio contra el pueblo palestino

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