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Launch of Electoral Process for the HIC President 2019-2023
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.
 
 
HIC issues open Letter to UN leadership concerning the neglect of the Treaty Body System
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.
 
 
Declaration of the First Global Stakeholder Forum of the First UN Habitat Assembly
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.
 
 
HIC at the First UN-Habitat Assembly: calling for clarity and guidance for a rational and consultative approach to stakeholder engagement
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.
 
 
HIC members and allies assembly at the ISHF
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.
 
 
Statement about the right to housing for Indigenous people in Canada
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.
 
 
HIC and HLRN present an Open Letter to UN Habitat Executive Director concerning the role of partners and other stakeholders
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.
 
 
UN Habitat Assembly
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.
 
 
High-Level Political Forum 2019
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".
 
 
Upcoming HIC Presidential Elections
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.
 
 
   
 


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