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Securing Common Property in a Globalizing World
Territories and Globalization: The Stakes of Development
“Guadalajara Declaration on the future of the city”. A Proposal
Rural Areas and World Governance
An Ecological Act: A Backgrounder to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)
Videos on the Seminar "What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?"
Territories: Paradigm Shifts That Need to Be Made for the Transition
Cities for All
Take Back the Land!
Raising International Climate Finance
The Extraterritorial Scope of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Setting up an Arbitration Tribunal on Debt: An Alternative Solution?
What Brazil and What Amazonia Does the World Need?
First Proposals for Building a New World-governance Architecture
Map of the WGI
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Letter to our readers and to the Mandela World Liberation Front
What South Africa Does the World Need?
Choosing between Two Evils or Rethinking Armed Interventionism
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Political Oversight of the ICANN: A Briefing for the WSIS Summit
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The New Republic Will be Democratic and Socially Oriented
Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Extreme Poverty and World Governance
Participate in the Drafting and Circulation of the Charter of the Peoples of the Earth
Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracy
Call to Multiply the Village of Alternatives
Another Future Is Possible
Thirty years after the first Habitat I world summit held in Vancouver, we, citizens of the world, have witnessed the manifest deterioration of our living conditions and unalienable rights.
After all these years, not one of the objectives or goals has been even partially achieved: 15% of the world population is subjected to forced eviction caused by foreign investments in indebted countries or in countries undergoing the transition towards a market economy (Karachi, Bombay, New Delhi, Istanbul), to the privatization and liberalization of the real estate market (throughout Europe including Russia, and the United States), due to ethnic cleansing (from the ex Yugoslavia to the United Kingdom), due to occupations and wars (Palestine and others), and finally, due to speculation in the aftermath of natural disasters such as the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
In this context, the idea of basing public policy on the formalization of the informal policies by simplifying administrative norms and progressively eliminating all references to “housing rights” in the texts of UN-habitat is incredibly superficial and naïve.
The harmonious development of cities, the respect for fundamental civil rights and the improvement of living conditions of their populations, demands more than ever the implementation of a new urban social pact that concerns everyone (habitant associations and urban social movements, local and governmental authorities, militant researchers and other operators) with common principles (rights to housing and to the city, public intervention, durability, equality and non-discrimination).
Source: International Alliance of Unhabitants (direct link)