Habitat International Coalition (HIC) is pleased to announce the Launch of the Electoral Process for the HIC President. The current term of HIC President will expire at the end of November 2019. The next four-year term will run from end of 2019 through end of 2023.
Habitat International Coalition (HIC) is profoundly concerned to learn of the postponement or cancellation of some Treaty Body sessions already scheduled for 2019, as well as the possible reduction of future sessions due to funding delays and states’ underfunding.
HIC-HLRN and other participants of the First Global Stakeholder Forum, held during 25 and 26 May 2019 on the eve of the first UN Habitat Assembly at Nairobi, held a press conference this morning, 30th of May, to present the Forum's declaration which presents agreements, commitments and steps forwards for the coming months.
Habitat International Coalition has issued an open letter to UN Habitat Executive Director
Maimunah Mohammed Sharif, calling for clarity in the indispensable cooperation of civil society and other stakeholders with the struggling agency.
In the occasion of the second editions of the International Social Housing Festival in Lyon, HIC and the Global Platform for the Right to the City will be organizing an open assembly with HIC members, allies and other organizations.
Stéphan Corriveau, from the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, pushes for an effective reconciliation process and housing policies that address indigenous people's needs, support indigenous' organizations and address decades of inaction.
Under the context of the upcoming first UN-Habitat Assembly, HIC and HLRN presented an Open Letter to UN Habitat Executive Director demanding more transparency about the new developments concerning the participation of civil society actors and partners under the overall decision-making process of UN-Habitat.
The first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly will be held from 27-31 May 2019, at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi. Member States of the United Nations are expected to participate, as well as other United Nations Agencies, Local authorities and non-state actors including civil society, youth and women group representatives, the private sector and the Academia.
This year, the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development will take place from the 9th to the 18th of July. The general theme of the event will be "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality".
The HIC General Secretariat will soon call on all HIC Members to actively participate in this next electoral process. This will seek to promote the debate and exchange of ideas about possible candidates and about the current andfuture tasks of HIC.