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October 2021

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

5 October, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 19 October, 2021 @ 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)

1 November, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12 November, 2021 @ 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

30 November, 2021 @ 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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December 2021

HIC General Assembly 2021

9 December, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The HIC General Assembly 2021 was attended by 86 registered participants (43 women and 43 men) from 54 organizations, 31 countries; 8 Board Members, and the team of 7 HIC Reference Centres.  Click here to read the minutes HIC General Assembly minutes 2021 Save the date! HIC General Assembly Thursday 9 December 2021, Online HIC Members, Friends and Allies are invited to join us for the 2021 HIC General Assembly to reflect on the year that was, debate strategies and priorities,…

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February 2022

60th Session of the Commission for Social Development – CSocD60

February 7 @ 8:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 pm

The 60th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD60) will take place largely online from 7 to 16 February 2022 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: Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all:  eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda.HIC participated in the 58th Session with…

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March 2022

Sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)

March 14 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) which is scheduled to be held from 14-25 March 2022 and will consider the priority theme of “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”. The session will also review the agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session, “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”. Due to the continued implications of…

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Alternative World Water Forum 2022

March 21 - April 6

The objective of the World Water Alternative  Forum (WWAF) – in French, Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau (FAME) – is to create a concrete alternative to the World Water Forum (WWF) which is organized by the World Water Council. This Council is a mouthpiece for transnational companies and the World Bank and they falsely claim to head the global governance of water. For several years, different civil society movements have fought side by side for water conservation and citizen management…

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Joining forces around common actions on the Right to Housing in Europe

March 31

On March 26th and 27th, housing movements around Europe will be taking the streets for a third time during the 2022 Housing Action Day in coordinated actions to demand the effective protection and implementation of the right to adequate housing and the city. As in other countries of the world, the population of European cities has been facing acute challenges in terms of access to housing. Increasing commodification and transnational financialization of housing has had a direct impact in the…

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April 2022

The Right to the City as an accelerator for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda

April 27

The UN New Urban Agenda (2016) is the first document of its kind to enshrine the Right to the City principles and proposals. To a large extent, it can be considered an achievement of the mobilization and coordination between civil society organizations and local governments. In this sense, both the final text and the process that made it possible (including preparatory events, declarations, policy papers and other inputs) are part of a very important legacy that should be valued and…

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May 2022

World Social Forum 2022

May 1 - May 6

The World Social Forum (WSF) will be celebrated  from May 1st to 6th, 2022 in Mexico City. The WSF is an opened space – plural, diverse, non-governmental and non-partisan – that stimulates the decentralized debate, reflection, proposals building, experiences exchange and alliances among movements and organizations engaged in concrete actions towards a more solidarity, democratic and fair world.Taking into account the historic importance of the mobilizations around World Social Forum for HIC and its Members and Friends, HIC will also be engaging in the…

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