HIC members activities on the occasion of World Habitat Day and Urban October


Argentina, Buenos Aires : International Meeting for Equal Cities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in face of U20, social organizations, grassroots movements, civil society networks, academics and local authorities committed to equality, human rights and sustainability, we propose to show the other faces and the other voices of our cities. We want to address the root causes that generate impoverishment, exclusion and inequality and exchange experiences of resistance and transformative proposals from neighbourhoods and urban groups.


Bolivia:Public announcement made by the Bolivian Popular Habitat Committee at the 6th meeting on 27 and 28 September.

Cameroun: Campaign against Eviction: Memorandumand press communiqué(available in French)


Costa Rica:

Fundación Promotora de Vivienda (FUPROVI), together with Urbarium, TECHO-Costa Rica and Fundación Costa Rica-Canada: invite everyone to participate in this contest in order to promote and stimulate reflection on the opportunities and challenges for Costa Rica in the Right to the City.

Show us your perspective on the Right to the City with an illustration.

You can review the rules and regulations at www.octubreurbanocr.org and send the illustration to: certamen@octubreurbanocr.org.

Questions and comments with our colleague Anabelle Prado, aprado@fuprovi.org or 2247-0093

HIC-HLRN:”From Habitat to Conquest” Housing and Land Rights Network statement on the occasion of World Habitat Day 2018

India: Press Release issued on World Habitat Day by HLRN India and its partner organizations and community groups :available here

Press Article: The global housing and land crisis needs a human rights response by Shivani Chaudhry, Housing and Land Rights Network, India


México:Cooperación Comunitaria message: The social and integral construction of the Habitat is a process, not a business.

Norway, on the 4th of October at 9.00 am, Habitat Norway organized an open international conference on Forced Evictions: “Urban Exclusion versus inclusion: the global challenges of housing Evictions” Programme available here.


Palestina, Land Research Center –LRC– statement in the World Habitat Day:click here

  • Statement available in English and Arabic
  • Schedule of activities of the right to housing during the month of October 2018 – the month of Palestinian Habitat: Available in English

Thailand,Asia Coalition for Housing Rights: 2018 World Habitat Day Celebration and the Second Asia Hub Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand from the October 10 to 15, 2018.

To support the localisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and implementation of the New Urban Agenda, ESCAP and UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security of the Royal Thai Government, comprising CODI and the National Housing Authority, along with the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) bring together the commemoration of World Habitat Day and World Cities Day during ‘Urban October’.