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February 2021

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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March 2021

International Women’s Day

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Women’s Day it is a relevant opportunity to place gender as a fundamental issue that cuts across all aspects of habitat-related rights. Are you planning to organize an event, campaign or initiative on the occasion of the 8th March? Share your Women’s Day activities If that’s the case, we would love to share it with the rest of HIC Members and Allies via our communication channels; please, share your plans with the General Secretariat by sending an e-mail to gs@hic-net.org

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Sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women – CSW65 (2021)

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm

The sixty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 15 to 26 March 2021. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session. Themes Review theme: Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session) For more info: www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw65-2021

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 @ 8:00 am

This year, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is focused on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent undertaken by the Human Rights Council in Geneva as part of its 43rd session. As the Decade approaches its half-way mark in 2020, a review will take stock of the progress made and decide on further necessary actions.

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World Water Day

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

World Water Day is an annual UN observance day (22 March) used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme of each day focuses on topics relevant to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which is in line with the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6. The UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) is released each year around World Water Day. UN-Water is the convener for World Water Day and selects the theme for each year in consultation with UN organizations that share an interest in that year's focus. The theme for 2020 is "Water and…

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«La ciudad en los procesos constituyentes de América Latina»

March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm
La ciudad en los procesos constituytentes de América Latina

Inscripción gratis: https://n9.cl/f2idb Iniciativa latinoamericana, de Flacso-Ecuador, Civitic; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba; la Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro y Crítica Urbana; desde Chile participan Ciudad Común y SUR. Talleres 25 y 26 de marzo: “Ciudades capitales, áreas metropolitanas y ordenamiento territorial” Jueves 25: “Ordenamiento territorial” Exponen: Clara Salazar (Colombia y México), Luciano Pugliese (Argentina) y Jeroen Klink (Brasil); comenta Ximena Bórquez (Chile); y modera Héctor Gaete (Chile). Viernes 26: “Tensiones entre distintos niveles de administración territorial” Exponen Clara Brugada…

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Digital Forum: Human Rights Based Approach as Catalyst a transformative change towards the Right to Water

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The aim of holding this Digital Forum is to influence the preparation of the 9th World Water Forum (WWF) and the FAM on the human rights-based approach as catalysts of transformative change for the implementation of Agenda 2030 by arguing that the achievement of all the SDGs related to Water in the current context will have to be the cornerstone. A digital forum in the context of health crisis, on March 31, 2021, around the theme: Approach Based on Human…

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April 2021

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum will be held on 7 and 8 April 2021. The modalities of participation will depend on the evolving spread of COVID-19 and its impact on travel restrictions as well as considerations on the safety, health and wellbeing of participants. The Forum provides a global platform for a candid dialogue among Member States and young leaders from around the world on solutions to challenges affecting youth wellbeing. It also serves as a unique…

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Towards Goal 16 of Sustainable Development in Palestine: The Realisation of the Palestinian Right to Self-Determination, and Ensuring Accountability

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Online – Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via email Register at: https://bit.ly/3v9SyoX Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/14Qau3t1c Moderator Ms. Marya Farah, Representative at the UN in NY for Franciscans International Speakers Application and Relevance of the Indigenous Framework to Palestine and the Palestinian People as a Whole – Mr. Joseph Schechla, Coordinator of Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition Gaza Closure, Great Return March and Right to Self-Determination - Ms. Nuriya Oswald, International Legal and Advocacy Director at Al Mezan Center for…

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