Habitat International Coalition in the Habitat III Process


Habitat International Coalition 

Expectations for Habitat III

Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development,
“Habitat III,” will be held in Quito from 17 to 20 October 2016. Habitat III is
designed to convene global actors (such as governments, local authorities,
civil society, the private sector, academic institutions, technicians, social
movements) to discuss and chart new pathways to ensure equity, resilience, sustainability,
social justice and respect for the environment in human settlements.

Habitat International Coalition (HIC) and
its civil society Members have deep concerns and high expectations in this
Habitat Conference.

HIC calls for the integrity of the Habitat II
(1996) commitments and modalities as we advance toward Habitat III. These
demand preserving three basic principles:

Processes must uphold the Habitat II-established principle to be as inclusive
as possible;

• Maintain the Habitat Agenda, not pose a
narrower and more-divisive “urban agenda”;

• The human rights and good governance
approaches must continue to anchor and guide global human settlement policy and
corresponding commitments.

The various Habitat III preparations, reporting
and deliberation processes and contents must be grounded in (1) a faithful
evaluation of commitments made at Habitat II; (2) a review of housing-rights
and good governance practices consistent with those essential aspects of the
Habitat II promise, while taking into consideration the lessons learned and
greater conceptual clarity of the issues since Habitat II; and (3) realistic
preparation for the emerging human settlement-development challenges that light
the way toward improving “balanced rural and urban development,” as pledged
since Habitat I (1976).

Click on the following sections to know what HIC and its Members and Allies are doing in the process toward Habitat III: 

1. Habitat III Basics 

2. Documents

3. Process

4. National Processes

5. People’s Committees towards
Habitat III

6. News

7. HIC Compilation on Habitat III