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Rights of homeless people/ street dwellers, what place in the New Habitat Agenda?

Tuesday, 5 April, 2016

Side-event of the Habitat III Conference on Public Space 

Homelessness is a global phenomenon, in developing and developed countries alike, set to worsen through increasing urbanization. According to the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, "Homelessness is a global human rights crisis that demands an urgent global response”. So, in the aftermath of Sustainable Development Goals and its call for “leaving no one behind”, how will homelessness and its multiple causes be addressed in urbanization? Through an open dialogue, the side-event intends to send clear recommendations for the New Urban Agenda.


Dialogue between: 

  • Bahram GHAZI, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of United Nations
  • Laia Ortiz, Barcelona Deputy Mayor for Social Rights
  • María José Aldanas, FEANTSA
  • Patrick Braouezec, President of Plaine Commune Urban Community
  • Giovanni Allegretti, Searcher at Social Studies Center of Coimbra
  • Jorge Enrique Rojas, Former Secretary for Social Integration of Bogotá
  • Lorena Zarate, President of Habitat International Coalition
  • Miquel Fuster, Arrels Fundació, Barcelona
  • Jesús Ruiz,  Homeless Care Network of Barcelona


Please, make sure that you are duly registered to the official conference -it is necessary in order to access to the side event. You can do it by clicking on this link.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016

13h to 14:30h, Main Room of the Barcelona Seminary (Calle Diputació, 231)

Barcelona, Spain