HIC-HLRN Issues Habitat III Inputs


Today, HIC-HLRN has responded to
UN-Habitat’s survey for Participation of Local Authorities and Other Habitat
Agenda Partners in the Habitat III Preparatory Process. In a 5 June 2014
letter, Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Secretary-General
of the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban
Development (Habitat III) requested initial ideas and inputs from Habitat
International Coalition – Housing and Land Rights Network on how the United
Nations might engage with UN-Habitat and HIC-HLRN’s constituency in the Habitat
III preparatory process. The upcoming 2016 Habitat III organizers explained
that they welcome recommendations to assist them toward making the right recommendations
to the PrepComm on improved participation of all stakeholders, including in the
conduct of the conference itself.

The four survey questions, came at an
opportune time for HIC, as the Coalition recently has completed a series of
consultations with its Board, Members and broader constituency on these very
issues. The findings represent the initial phase of HIC-HLRN preparations for
Habitat III, and the global coalition is able to share those responses in the completed questionnaire, submitted today.