Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Barcelona. Rights of homeless people/ street dwellers, what place in the New Habitat Agenda?
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Chapel Room at the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona, Spain
04-05-2016 / 04-05-2016
Side-event of the Habitat III Conference on Public Spaces

Homelessness is a global phenomenon, in developing and developed countries alike, set to worsen through increasing urbanization. According to the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, "Homelessness is a global human rights crisis that demands an urgent global response”. So, in the aftermath of Sustainable Development Goals and its call for "leaving no one behind”, how will homelessness and its multiple causes be addressed in urbanization? Through an open dialogue, the side-event intends to send clear recommendations for the New Urban Agenda.

Dialogue between:

· Bahram GHAZI, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of United Nations

· Laia Ortiz, Barcelona Deputy Mayor for Social Rights

· Freek Spinnewijn, FNASAT

· Patrick Braouezec, President of Plaine Commune Urban Community

· Giovanni Allegretti, Searcher at Social Studies Center of Coimbra

· Jorge Enrique Rojas, Former Secretary for Social Integration of Bogotá

· Lorena Zarate, President of Habitat International Coalition

· Fundación Arrels, Barcelona

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

13h to 14:30h, Chapel Room at the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona, Spain

Side-event of the Habitat III Conference on Public Spaces

• Right to the City   

Habitat International Coalition
General Secretariat