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Local Actions Planned on Six Continents in October 2004
Decrying the growing gap between the Millenium Development Goals declared by the United Nations and the realities of war, forced evictions and spiraling slum growth experienced by the 1.2 billion slum dwellers and more than 100 million who are homeless, the Habitat International Coalition (HIC) today announced coordinated local actions for a “Right to Land and Housing Now” throughout October to protest the destructive impacts of neo-liberal development policies such as budget cuts, land speculation and privatization of social housing and utilities on people’s housing and land rights across the planet.
China to Reform Real Estate Tax to Slash Housing Prices
China is considering imposing a unified real estate tax, which experts say will help slash presentsky-high housing prices by as much as 50 percent
Human Rights and the Environment
Governments' Obligations and Commitments to Ensuring the Human Right to a Safe and Healthy Environment
Communication from the European section of HIC
Habitat International Coalition has played an active role in the Habitat II Conference as well as in the simultaneous NGO Forum. Several of its suggested amendments were incorporated in the Habitat Agenda. As a follow-up to the Conference, the European Section of HIC has, among other things, made an inquiry into and organized a conference on The Role of Popular Movements in the Renewal of Historic City Centers, taken the initiative for an expert meeting on Monitoring the Implementation of the Habitat Agenda and the Use of Indicators and made an inquiry among European NGOs/CBOs about the implementation of the Habitat Agenda.
Milestones in the History of International Standards on Forced Evictions
From Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements to the General Comment No. 7 on Forced Evictions, the most far-reaching international standard on forced evictions to emerge from the UN.

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