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December 2020

Transformative Cities People Choice Awards Ceremony – Live-streamed event

2 December, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 2nd December 2020, the Transformative Cities Initiative will announce which four initiatives received the most popular support and are thus the recipients of the Transformative Cities 2020 People’s Choice Award. Register here Transformative Cities is an opportunity for progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations to popularize and share their experiences of building solutions to our planet’s systemic economic, social, political and ecological crises: transformativecities.org The event will be hosted by Shaun Matsheza, the Transnational…

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Co-Habitat December online gathering

3 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Co-Habitat Network is a network of community-led housing organizations and allies, who work together to secure housing through collective, non-speculative, people-led solutions An online space for sharing ongoing processes, ideas, events and plans for 2021 with the Co-Habitat partners.  

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Roundtable between United Nations Special Rapporteurs, civil society organizations and local and regional governments

4 December, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This collective dialogue will be the beginning of drawing connections across the spectrum of Habitat Rights and the Right to the City: Roundtable between United Nations Special Rapporteurs, civil society organizations and local and regional governments The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it is not possible to separate the protection of health from access to water and sanitation, housing, food, education, work and others, making evident the universality and interdependence of rights. The current context has also opened up new…

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Human Righst Day

10 December, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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© Image Human Rights Watch Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Click here to see the Campaign from…

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HIC African Members Meeting

17 December, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Thursday 17 December 2020 to talk about how to best strengthen and support the Coalition in the region. The objectives of the forthcoming meeting are: to update you on the efforts we have devoted so far to secure funding for the aforementioned purpose, to discuss the next steps to strengthen Africa's presence in the Board and, more importantly, to listen to your collective views on how to best work together as a Coalition within Africa and in collaboration with other regions to…

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January 2021

HIC African Members Meeting

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday 18 January 2021 to follow up agreements and discussions of the last meeting on 17 December, and to talk about how to best strengthen and support the Coalition in the region. Monday 18 January 2021 (at this local time)

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World Social Forum 2021

January 23 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

The WSF will be celebrated from January 23th to January 31st. Considering the global pandemic situation, the 2021 edition will be virtual. The proposal of the 2021 World Social Forum (WSF) is an assembly of several ideas and part of the experience of face-to-face forums, mixed with the potential of the virtual one. HIC Members, Friends and Allies are encourages to join the organizations and social movements from all over the world that will attend the WSF special edition because…

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February 2021

Roundtable between United Nations Special Rapporteurs, civil society organizations and local governments

February 3 @ 3:00 pm
UN Special Rapporteur discussion with loal governments and civil society

Connecting across Habitat Rights and the Right to the City: the continuation of a dialogue between United Nations Special Rapporteurs, civil society organizations and local and regional governments. 15h-17h CET (check your local time here) The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it is not possible to separate the protection of health from access to food, education, housing, care for the environment, protection to women and others, making evident the universality and interdependence of rights. The current context has also opened…

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59th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD59

February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm

** In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and taking the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Health Organization (WHO), the CSocD59 will take place this year “largely” online** The 59th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD59) will take place from 8 to 17 February 2021 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. Priority Theme:  Socially just transition towards sustainable…

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HIC General Assembly 2021 – online

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The date is set and preparations are underway for the HIC General Assembly. Join us for this important annual moment in the life of HIC: engage with political debates and HIC’s strategies, connect with updates from the Board, HIC regions and Reference Centres, meet your new President and Secretary General, and discuss and vote on relevant issues. ► Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021 ► Time: 3-5pm GMT / Check your local time here ► Duration: two hours (estimated) ► Interpretation:…

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