Habitat International Coalition
Global network for the right to habitat and social justice
Videos. HIC General Assembly 2016
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HIC celebrated its annual General Assembly (GA) on October 16, in Quito. 157 individuals, 74 of them representing HIC's member organizations - social and human rights movements, civil society and grass-roots organisations and academia, among others - coming from 26 countries and all regions, joined HIC’s General Assembly.

HIC-GA started with a greeting by HIC Wisdom Keepers Enrique Ortiz, Barry Pinsky and Ana Sugranyes. This was followed by the presentation of several reports from HIC Presidency, Reference Centers and General Secretariat, as well as HIC members' initiatives, HIC's actions in Quito and the discussion of a joint declaration.

This joint Statement on Habitat III expresses the commitment of HIC members to remain endeavoured to work towards a fairer world and vigilant on any setbacks on Human Rights obligations implementation. HIC members, friends and allies are in Quito inspired and committed in the defense of a Habitat Agenda with good governance and human rights as backbone to guide and support Human rights global policies and its corresponding obligations to deal with current Habitat challenges.

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.

* Click here to watch the GA videos.

* Click here to watch the Statement video.


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