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Habitat International Coalition and the Habitat Conferences 1976-2016

Source: HIC

HIC launches publication on World Habitat Day commemorating more than 40 years of struggle for Social Justice

"Habitat International Coalition and the Habitat Conferences 1976-2016" brings together the memory of 40 years of local and global struggles and HIC’s experiences throughout the process of the Habitat Conferences

On the day designated by the United Nations as World Habitat Day, HIC joins the reflection on the state of our human settlements and on the human rights related to habitat. The World Habitat Day aims "to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns" and therefore from HIC we want to share the experience lived by our Coalition from its birth to its 40th anniversary, celebrated during Habitat III.

This publication is a joint work that aims to serve as an inspiration for the coming years, to motivate the continuation of the fight for a habitat underpinned by human rights at local, national and international levels. In addition, it is a reflection and critique of the conference process and the role of HIC since 1976.

Through a collection of declarations, analyses, news articles, discourses, experiences and images the publication reflects the different voices within the Coalition, from social movements and organizations to academia, researchers and experts.

The final part of the publication seeks to honour people who will always be part of the HIC family, as a token of our appreciation and gratitude for their valuable work and true life example.

Finally, a list is included with all the Members, Allies and Donors without whom the Coalition’s fight for social transformation towards a fairer, more inclusive, democratic and sustainable world would not be possible. With this publication from HIC we also want to thank all of them for their conviction, will and tireless struggle for the right to habitat.

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