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Join the Habitat Voices Campaign

How did we get into this pandemic?,  how are we facing it and what do we need to overcome it and build a different world? The Campaign: “Habitat Voices: Facing the Pandemic, today we begin our future” answers this question through the different voices that compose the Coalition. A joint effort developed in collaboration with the Coalition’s Membership, Friends and Allies.
🔗  VOICES that have joined the Campaign  
 🔗More info
Yolande Hendler appointed as the new Secretary General of HIC

8 candidates applied to the call for new HIC Secretary-General launched in March 2020 (see here the call). This international open call has been followed by 4 months of intense debate among the Board Members with contributions from the HIC Wisdom Keepers and HIC Reference Centers’ Coordinators. 
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HIC at the High-level Political Forum 2020
With only ten years remaining in the 2030 Agenda, this year`s HLPF calls for Accelerated action and transformative pathways to achieving the Goals. HIC and its Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) submitted a statement to the UN High-Level Political Form (HLPF). HIC's participation  at HLPF includes:

- HIC President participation at the Local and Regional Forum
-The intervention of the Board Representative Ms. Ifeyinwa Ofong delivering HIC's messages
- Contributions to the Voluntary National Review by HIC Latin America and HLRN offices.
📹 Vidéos
HIC President at the HLPF                                                          Messages d'Ifeyinwa Ofong au HLPF
Our Coalition in the face of the Covid-19 crisis
Habitat International Coalition has been making heard the messages of Member, Friends and Allies and calling on social justice in the fight against this global crisis.


       HIC Messages        Members Statements     Map of initiatives         Calendar 
📩 If you know any other initiatives going on to face the pandemic with a human rights approach, please share them with us :
🔎 Insights from the Coalition
Opportunities of remote technologies to become generative to advocacy, collective action and social learning

The webinar co-organised by The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU-UCL), Habitat International Coalition (HIC) and the Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) hosted an interesting discussion on the opportunities and challenges that these innovations and adaptations provide for social learning.

Have a look at the conclusions and the videos of the speakers
Regional meeting with HIC Members in Latin America and Africa in the face of the pandemic 

As the COVID-19 emergency hits Africa and Latin America, HIC called for a virtual meeting with all Members in the region to establish a space for collective learning and action.
Synergies for Solidarity: Let's imagine a collective post-pandemic future 

The partner organizations of the COiNVITE project have launched the “Synergies for Solidarity” campaign, which will create a global mapping of organizations and collectives developing community-based initiatives to address the COVID-19 crisis and its effects beyond the emergency.

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Elections of the next MENA Representative at the HIC Board 

The process for the elections of the next MENA Representative at the HIC Board for the 2020-2024 is ongoing.  The validated nominations and the candidates’ documents will be published on the HIC MENA and HIC-GS websites and social media and sent to the mailing list.
The proposal for a Institutional Mechanism for stronger Stakeholder Engagement in the New UN Habitat Governance
Our Coalition wants to explain why it is important for UN-Habitat to review its governance and stakeholder participation structures by ensuring greater involvement of civil society, local governments and the private sector. The reasons, how, the purpose of this proposal and how to support it is available at HIC Website. 

More info
⚧️ Stories where women are the protagonists
The list of women who, from the history and present of our Coalition, have and continue to struggle to make visible the role, experiences and rights of women and girls to be respected is long. Some of those stories shared by AVE-Ceve, WIEGO Global, Cooperación Comunitaria and Madre Tierra.
The intention of this initiative is to publicly disseminate, recognize and value their work.
More info
🗓️ Upcoming Events

* Please note that given the current situation with the Covid-19 all dates are subject to change

World Social Forum on Transformative Economies October 2020

World Habitat Day and Urban October - October 2020
For more info on HIC and its Reference Centers,
click on the following websites:
Habitat International Coalition

HIC General Secretariat
HIC - Latin America
HIC - Middle East and North Africa

HIC - Housing and Land Rights Network

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