HIC Compilation on Habitat III

Habitat international Coalition (HIC)—the global movement of over 400 organizational Members working to realize the human rights to habitat, land, housing, and related rights—was formed at the great convergence at the first Habitat Conference at Vancouver in 1976. Over the past 40 years, HIC has remained inspired by, and committed to upholding the Habitat Agenda and
developing it in the normative framework of human rights to meet the habitat challenges of the day.

At Habitat III, HIC once again called upon all states —through all spheres of government—to uphold their Habitat I and II commitments and their binding human rights obligations. 

In addition, HIC reaffirmed its commitment to continue to struggle for human rights states composed of their peoples, territory and democratic institutions.

This collective report shows some of the actions, messages and materials carried out by HIC’s members, friends and allies at the different alternative fora and the official Habitat III conference.

Note: If you think that something important is missing in this report, please send your contribution at: gs@hic-net.org


1. Statements                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Habitat International Coalition.

HIC Statement at Quito: Toward a Human Rights Habitat

Comités Populares rumbo a Hábitat III.

Declaración de las organizaciones sociales en el Encuentro de Comités Populares, Quito 2016

Foro Resistencia Hábitat III.

Declaración por la Defensa de Nuestros Territorios

Global Platform for the Right to the City. GPR2C Statement on Habitat III

Habitat 3 Alternativo.

Manifiesto de Quito: ¿Quiénes hacen las ciudades?

International Working Group for the Regulation of Real Estate Markets and Market Alternatives.

Statement at Habitat III plenary

World Assembly of Local And Regional Governments.
Statement of the Second World Assembly of Local And Regional Governments to the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III


2. Activities report                                                                                                                                                                                                            

HIC members and representatives participated in the HIC General Assembly and 40th anniversary, the Social Forum in Resistance to Habitat III, FLACSO Seminar, PUCE Forum and Habitat III

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3. Press releases                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Press Release – October 16. 40 years of struggle and beyond

Press release – October 21. Nothing about us without us

4. Documents                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

HIC Publication. Habitat I, Habitat II, Habitat III

Poster. HIC’s 40th Anniversary

Homage to crucial HIC actors

Passerelle Publication: Unveiling the Right to the City

Trialog Magazine: Habitat III – Quito 2016

5. Articles                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Habitat III and the Right to the City – Why we need a new urban paradigm, by Lorena Zárate, HIC’s President

After Habitat III, what’s next for the urban movement? by Greg Scruggs, Citiscope

Implementing the Right to the City, by Emilio Godoy, Citiscope

Alternative Forums outside of Habitat III, by Greg Scruggs, Citiscope

Cities for whom? How to transform cities after the Habitat III conference, ActionAid.

6. Photos                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Photo Gallery: HIC@40  (pictures from HIC history)

Photos Gallery: HIC@GA and HIC@40 (pictures of HIC General Assembly and 40th Anniversary Celebration in Quito)

Photos Gallery: HIC@HIII and HIC@Quito (pictures of HIC in Quito)

7. Videos                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Video of the HIC General Assembly

Video of the collective drafting of HIC Statement

Video of the Statement presentation at the 7th plenary meeting of Habitat III

8. Message of Gratitude from HIC                                                                                                                                                                                   

The General Assembly of HIC, held in Quito on October 16, 2016 has been an unprecedented example of solidarity, democratic participation and mutual commitment to continue working together. More than 150 participants from 26 countries and 74 member organizations reviewed the work of the Coalition in the last three years and planned together the future work of HIC.

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Thank you very much from all HIC teams!