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Declaration for the Day of Human Rights and the Right to the City

We, social movements, civil society and local governments’ organizations are committed to social justice through the promotion, defense and fulfillment of all human rights related to habitat, including the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Land and the Right to the City in every region of the world.

Declaration on the World Day for the Right to the City

On the occasion of the World Day for the Right to the City, the Global Platform for the Right to the City stands in solidarity with the victims of  and resistance to urban development driven by neoliberal policies, in particular against forced evictions, and launches a strong appeal to local and national governments and the UN to implement the Right to the City as a collective path to build just, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable cities for all.  

Inhumane conditions in informal settlements a "global scandal", says UN rights expert

NEW YORK (18 October 2018) –  Ignoring almost 900 million people living in overcrowded informal settlements is a global human rights scandal that governments must resolve, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing said today.

Plus de sécurité foncière grâce aux communs ?

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.

2018: Viva as R-Existências em Solidariedade dxs Habitantes!

Os melhores votos de e para xs habitantes do campo e da cidade que R-Existem: que Lutam e Resistem para Existir, Sonhar, Amar, Vivir em Solidariedade, para Construir Pactos Sociais Alternativos para o Bom Viver, em Paz e Democracia!Os melhores votos contando com o seu apoio!

Municipal workers: the invisible, underpaid people who run our cities

Workers in the aftermath of the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Millions of staff clean our streets and keep our cities moving. It’s time to recognise their contribution to the everyday fabric of our urban lives

2017: Os melhores votos dos habitantes para viver bem com a nossa mãe Terra!

Os melhores votos de e para os habitantes do campo e da cidade que sonham, amam, vivem, constroem e lutam com solidariedade, resistência e alternativa.Os melhores votos contando com o seu apoio!

Habitat III’s New Urban Agenda will not deliver unless it creates decent work and fully includes trade unions and workers

Over 70 people attended Habitat III’s Trade Union and Workers Roundtable  held on 18 October 2016 by a joint international trade union and allies delegation headed by Public Services International (PSI) and Building and Woodworkers International (BWI).

Assine a petição pelo Direito à Cidade!

Precisamos somar vozes em todo o mundo para nos fazer ouvir: assine agora nosso CHAMADO GLOBAL e também compartilhe a hashtag #SupportRight2City para mostrar aos líderes mundiais que nós precisamos de compromissos REAIS e CONCRETOS na Nova Agenda Urbana. Faça sua voz ser ouvida!

Message to Habitat III: it's a scandal the “New Urban Agenda” is ignoring the economic frames of the global housing crisis

Members of the “international working group for the promotion of market regulation and market alternatives at Habitat III” have sent a very critical message to the participants at third prepcom of Habitat III (Surabaya, 25-27 July 2016), pointing out that it is a really scandal that the draft of the “New Urban Agenda” still keeps totally silent about the development and crisis of globalized markets. To face evictions because the mortgage and housing crisis, the public and municipal debt and poverty as a consequence of structural adjustment programs, privatisation and austerity, it should be introduced the regulation of financial and property markets, especially the rent control, taxation of transactions and private insolvency.Those issue will instead be at the center of the People's Social Forum Resistance to Habitat III (Quito, 17-20 october 2016)