International Open Forum “The Right to the City: Progress in Latin America and Across the World”


International Forum

The Right to the City:

Progress in Latin America and Across the

Mexico City, October 18th, 2013 / 4.30 to 7.30 pm

Mexico City Human Rights
Commission (CDHDF)

Av. Universidad 1449, Col.

Metro Línea 3 (green): station Viveros/CDHDF
Sala Digna Ochoa


  • Sharing
    information on the elaboration, signing and implementation of the Mexico
    City Charter on the Right to the City and establish a dialogue to share experiences
    with and from other countries.

  • Updating
    and deepening international debate and exchange on contents and strategies
    used by different actors towards the recognition and realization of the
    right to the city.

  • Contribute
    to strengthen links and alliances for a global platform that serves the
    human rights movement to formulate proposals for a new international Urban
    Agenda towards the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and
    Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III – 2016).

Participants: international
networks, social movements, civil society organizations, human rights
activists, academics and governmental institutions from Argentina, Brazil,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, El Salvador, Egypt, Spain, United States,
France, Guatemala, India, UK, Kenya and South Africa.

Organizers: Habitat International Coalition (HIC), POLIS
Institute and National Forum for Urban Reform-FNRU (Brazil) and the Promotion
Committee of the Mexico City Charter for the Right to the City (
by the Urban Popular Movement of the National Democratic Congress, MUP-CND, the
Mexico City Ministry of Government, the Latin American office of Habitat
International Coalition, HIC-AL, the Federal District Human Rights Commission, CDHDF,
and the Space of Civil Organizations on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
(Espacio DESC).

To download the poster (in spanish) click here.

To download the Program, please click here.

The Forum will be streaming at

For further
information please contact:

Claudia Hernández
Habitat International Coalition

Latin America Office (HIC-AL)

Tel: 5512
1586 and 5512 6726

López and Federico Vera
Mexico City
Human Rights Commission

52295600 ext. 1605 y 1610

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