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October 2020

World Social Forum on Transformative Economies (II)

23 October, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 25 October, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The World Social Forum on Transformative Economies will celebrate its second face-to-face edition from 23 to 25 October, under the theme “We Accept the challenge: Transformative Economies versus COVID-19”, during the Solidarity Economy Fair of Catalonia in Barcelona. The first edition took place from 25 June to 1 July, a meeting that aims to bring together social movements and initiatives that share the desire to put people and the environment at the centre of the economy and to end the economy based on extraction, growth, competitiveness and the…

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HIC and Members discussion on the priorities for the mandate of the new Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

28 October, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

HIC has an opportunity to share our priorities on habitat rights with the new UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal.    Our Members, Allies and Friends are invited to join us for a one hour call on Wednesday 28 October at this time on zoom: if you have not received the link for the call via email, please contact us gs@hic-net.org.    The call will be interactive and informal: we want to hear your views on the achievements and…

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World Day for the Right to the City 2020

31 October, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

On October 31st, the Global Platform for the Right to the City and organization Members and Allies have agreed to celebrate the World Day for the Right to the City, reinterpreting United Nations designation of World Cities Day. The reason behind this decision is simple: it is not enough to celebrate cities. The affirmations to “leave no-one behind” (in the 2030 Agenda) and “leave no place behind” (in the 9th World Urban Forum Declaration) commit to the aspiration of cities that are…

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November 2020

Join us to discuss the impactful GOLD VI report and how you can participate.

23 November, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

When: Monday 23 November at this local time.  Interpretation: Arabic, French and Spanish RSVP: to gs@hic-net.org to confirm your attendance and to get the link of the call GOLD is the Global Observatory on Local Democracy and Decentralization, created in 2006 by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). The GOLD initiative and report are a major source of information on local self-government, local authorities and international solidarity. The GOLD VI report looks at Pathways to Urban and Territorial Equality. It focuses on local transformation strategies under six broad pathways: Commoning and Solidarity;…

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December 2020

Transformative Cities People Choice Awards Ceremony – Live-streamed event

2 December, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 2nd December 2020, the Transformative Cities Initiative will announce which four initiatives received the most popular support and are thus the recipients of the Transformative Cities 2020 People’s Choice Award. Register here Transformative Cities is an opportunity for progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations to popularize and share their experiences of building solutions to our planet’s systemic economic, social, political and ecological crises: transformativecities.org The event will be hosted by Shaun Matsheza, the Transnational…

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Co-Habitat December online gathering

3 December, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Co-Habitat Network is a network of community-led housing organizations and allies, who work together to secure housing through collective, non-speculative, people-led solutions An online space for sharing ongoing processes, ideas, events and plans for 2021 with the Co-Habitat partners.  

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Roundtable between United Nations Special Rapporteurs, civil society organizations and local and regional governments

4 December, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This collective dialogue will be the beginning of drawing connections across the spectrum of Habitat Rights and the Right to the City: Roundtable between United Nations Special Rapporteurs, civil society organizations and local and regional governments The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that it is not possible to separate the protection of health from access to water and sanitation, housing, food, education, work and others, making evident the universality and interdependence of rights. The current context has also opened up new…

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Human Righst Day

10 December, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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© Image Human Rights Watch Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Click here to see the Campaign from…

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HIC African Members Meeting

17 December, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Thursday 17 December 2020 to talk about how to best strengthen and support the Coalition in the region. The objectives of the forthcoming meeting are: to update you on the efforts we have devoted so far to secure funding for the aforementioned purpose, to discuss the next steps to strengthen Africa's presence in the Board and, more importantly, to listen to your collective views on how to best work together as a Coalition within Africa and in collaboration with other regions to…

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January 2021

HIC African Members Meeting

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday 18 January 2021 to follow up agreements and discussions of the last meeting on 17 December, and to talk about how to best strengthen and support the Coalition in the region. Monday 18 January 2021 (at this local time)

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