Dear members, friends and allies,
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. The General Assembly closed remembering and honoring those who are
no longer with us and played an important role in HIC’s forty years of struggles
and proposals in the field of rights related to Habitat. It was also the time
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Coalition with an eye to the future
without forgetting the past experience.
It’s now time to reflect on the role of HIC in the
multiple fora organized in Quito, with a vision that goes beyond HIII, to
continue building an alternative habitat with a integral vision based on human
rights that fulfills the right of everyone to a secure place in which to live
in peace and dignity .
Thank you very much from all HIC teams!