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En el 2014, se llevó a cabo en Medellín el Foro Urbano Mundial por la ONU, en el cual la Asamblea General de Socios determinó la nueva ruta de desarrollo ligada a acumulación, ciclos de valorización y concentración de la riqueza; mientras que paralelamente, se realizó el Foro Social Urbano y Popular con representación de la sociedad civil para participar en iniciativas independientes y contrahegémonicas; con aras de alzar la voz y... »

From July 11th-18th there will be events in New York at the UN under the High Level Political Forum that will focus on Sustainable Goal #11. It is an opportunity for civil society to become more involved in the process. Saturday July 14th in Brook Park, 494 E. 141st St. join the local/international activists from South Bronx Unite, Picture the Homeless, International Alliance of Inhabitants, Communities Action for Safe Apartments, Street Vendors Project an... »

Renovating the Marolles is great… Still being able to afford to live in them is better! The city of Brussels and the Region of Brussels-capital are launching the "Marolles neighborhood contract". 30 million euros will be invested into the renovation and the "embellishing" of the neighborhood.>>> Sign the Call: Renovation : yes! Raising the rents : no! »

Dal 18 al 20 Maggio si è svolto a Chianciano Terme il 15° Congresso Nazionale dell'Unione Inquilini, occasione per festeggiare i suoi 50 anni. Mezzo secolo nelle lotte per il diritto alla casa e per politiche abitative per gli inquilini e gli abitanti di tutta l’Italia, ben cosciente e impegnata a livello internazionale. Sullo sfondo, la necessità di fare fronte comune a una maggioranza di forze politiche populiste e razziste che, nel « programma di g... »

Marching together: Villagers from Kombadbhuje, Ulwe, Ganeshpuri, Varchevada, Vaglevada and Targhar protest against the Navi Mumbai Airport in Ulwe (Yogesh Mhatre) 3,500 families struggle for fair rehabilitation for displacement to make way for Navi Mumbai International Airport. Mangroves and other bird habitats will be lost and pre-construction blasting work has damaged houses and caused injuries. »

Press Release Faith Leaders Pledge Zero Tolerance to Child Marriages Mahita- Plan India  under the aegis of Girls Advocacy Alliance in collaboration with the Interfaith Foundation for Social Change  organized a State Level Faith Leaders Conclave on 13 June 2018 at Hotel Minerva Grand, Secunderabad. Leaders from the different faith communities pledged to do all that is in their might to prevent child marriages. »


During the month of December 2017, 9 structures have been demolished in the West Bank (including occupied East Jerusalem), affecting 58 people- out of whom 33 are children. Ten people were displaced due to the demolitions, four of whom were children.More then half of the demolitions this month happened in occupied East Jerusalem, bringing the annual total of demolitions and evictions in the city to 143 structures, directly affecting 654 people, displacing... »

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report announcing a historic database of companies doing business with illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.Among the American companies that received letters informing them that they’d be on the UN list were Caterpillar, Priceline.com, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb.Click here to tell them: get out of the settlement business! »

As human rights violations have been proven, the government of Kenya must stop evictions of Maasai people and persecution and murdered of human rights defenders in Laipikia County and establish a negotiating and working table to implement the  Recommendations of the International Tribunal on Evictions. Monitoring  under the  World Zero Evictions Days in October this year and involving the United Nations. »

The beginning of the road For over 60 years there have been plans to build the Kibera-Langata link road. In 2016, the final go-ahead was given by government. In the meantime the plans for the road have changed over three times. No matter which plan is instated, the road will cut through Kibera, dividing it in two. In response, members of the community have led the resistance agaisnt the project. Yet, the resistance movements are highly divide... »

Last Sunday, 15 July, UCLG and its Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights co-organized a special session on the Right to Housing as a preview of the Local and Regional Governments’ Forum held in parallel to the High Level Political Forum (New York, 15-18 July), in partnership with the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). »

Photo credits @UCLG/Mark Schardan Local and regional leaders and housing policy experts met in Barcelona from 2-3 November to reaffirm their commitment to housing as a human right and share experiences on making it a reality. »

Nearly one million American households received eviction judgments in 2016 in new data spanning dozens of states. Candace Williams was evicted in Richmond, Va., which has one of the highest eviction rates in the data. Matt Eich for The New York Times RICHMOND, Va. — Before the first hearings on the morning docket, the line starts to clog the lobby of the John Marshall Courthouse. No cellphones are allowed inside, but many of the people who’ve... »

Vou aproveitar que colei grau ontem e fazer textão sobre a minha paixãozinha econômica: desigualdade e população de rua.Eu tive o privilégio de passar um ano inteirinho do meu primeiro estágio trabalhando com a Profa. Silvia Schor, uma das (se não a maior) referência desse país sobre a dimensão econômica da situação de rua. É ela que encabeçou todos os (bons) censos dessa população feitos em São Paulo desde 2000, já que o IBGE não contabiliza moradores de... »

Comunidad Maria Auxiliadora (CLT), Cochabamba (Bolivie) © Habitat en Mouvement, Pierre Arnold, Charlène Lemarié. Les expériences de formes collectives de propriété, basée sur la notion de communs, se multiplient dans le monde. Irène Salenson  et Claire Simonneau  s’interrogent sur les possibilités qu’elles offrent pour réduire la précarité des habitants les plus défavorisés. »

I migliori auguri dei/agli abitanti delle città e delle campagne che R-Esistono: che Resistono e Lottano per Esistere, Sognare, Amare, Vivere per costruire Patti Sociali Alternativi per il Buon Vivere nella Democrazia!I migliori auguri contando sul vostro sostegno! »