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July 2021

Fearless and Transformative Cities: Housing Stories from the Ground

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The right to housing is under attack. Alarming levels of homelessness, forced evictions, unaffordable homes―we need long-term solutions to the global housing crisis. As Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, argues: “Due to the unprecedented nature of the crisis, tinkering around the edges of an unsustainable model of economic development will not work. The right to housing must be implemented in a manner that shifts the way housing is currently conceived, valued, produced and regulated.“ What can…

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The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) 2021

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm
HLPF Event Habitat Voices

This year's meeting of the HLPF (6 - 15 July 2021), will take place under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, discussing ways to ensure a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in order to realize the 2030 Agenda.  The theme is "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of…

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September 2021

Meeting with HIC Members to discuss the advocacy strategy

September 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Advocacy strategy

HIC will be holding a quartely meeting with Members to discuss the advances on Advocacy, the challenges and to define together the Coalition advocacy strategy.

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HIC Co-Learning Spaces: Strategy Meeting for Participants

September 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

HIC is inviting its Members to participate in the 2021-2022 HIC Co-Learning Spaces, to strengthen the Coalition capacity to prioritize, strategize, learn and advocate together to influence habitat-related policy outcomes Co-learning spaces are cross-regional, multi-session learning opportunities for interested HIC Members, Friends and allies to generate and multiply emancipatory learning practices based on human rights related to habitat. The themes for the three upcoming co-learning spaces are: Feminist Approaches to Habitat; Land Rights; and Multi-level Advocacy. Each co-learning space will be hosted online with live sessions and…

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2nd Housing Conference in Kenya

September 13 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Grassroots Trust for Community Organization in Kenya together with other civil society organizations is organizing this conference: 2nd Housing Conference in Kenya, as an Advocacy Mechanism for influencing, learning, building local and global networks, as well as documenting lessons and best practices.

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October 2021

Urban October 2021 : HIC Members, Friends and Allies activities

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Urban October 2021 offers us a moment to raise our voices in the defence, promotion and realization of our human rights related to habitat. This month is not only about urban sustainability, even though the theme of this year’s World Habitat Day (4th October) is “Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world”. Social and environmental movements, activists, grassroots organisations, NGOs and local governments across the world are raising their voices in a joint call for climate justice, articulating equality, human rights,…

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World Habitat Day 2021

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
World Habitat Day 2021 Logo

The United Nations’ (UN) World Habitat Day is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October to reflect on the state of human settlements and people’s right to sufficient shelter. By a resolution of the UN General Assembly in 1985, the first Monday in October of each year is commemorated as World Habitat Day or World Homeless Day. On this occasion, various movements and organizations that defend and promote habitat related human rights around the world make themselves heard to strongly claim…

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The 2nd Kisumu international conference on adequate and affordable housing for all for sustainable development

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 19 @ 5:00 pm

Grassroots Trust for Community Organization in Kenya in collaboration with County Government of Kisumu and local and International Housing stakeholders organize the Conference : “Access to and Secure Land tenure - A Key pillar for Adequate and Affordable Housing”. Dates: from 5th – 6th virtual and 18th - 19th October 2021, The challenge of access to Land and the provision of adequate and affordable housing is increasingly recognized in the international arena. The recognition stems from the fact that it…

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November 2021

UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26)

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC was originally scheduled to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. On 28 May 2020, the COP Bureau decided that it would take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK. The change in dates had been anticipated following a decision, on 1 April 2020, to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, the COP Bureau announced that: “In light of the ongoing,…

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Special event : Climate justice is a Habitat right

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mark your calendar: special event on climate justice HIC presents a special event to bring people’s voices together in a collective call for climate justice and to discuss the outcomes of the CoP26 negotiations. Building on HIC’s mandate and the five pillars of the Habitat Voices Manifesto, the event will also seek to highlight some of the key pathways for building climate justice from a territorial perspective, anchored on human rights related to habitat. Would you like to join this…

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