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Habitat Voices: Through this Pandemic, the Future is Today
Friday, 9 July 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual (NY Time)
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Side Event

Habitat International Coalition with Housing and Land Rights Network, Women and Habitat Group - HIC Africa

The Habitat Voices Manifesto:

The manifesto brings together the voices of civil society organisations worldwide – HIC Members active as social movements, grassroots organizations, NGOs, academia and more – those who have been at the forefront of taking rapid and bold responses to the coronavirus crisis.

The manifesto aligns multiple and seemingly diverse policy commitments into a post-pandemic vision that rallies civic, public and private-sector efforts around the 2030 Agenda. Panelists will represent civil society in Latin America, Europe, Middle East/North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa to speak with one voice on how to integrate current commitments, as well as states’ human rights obligations to build a better post-pandemic future.

Linking the Manifesto, SDGs and Voluntary National Reviews:

The speakers will elaborate on the manifesto’s core messages and link these to essential principles and state obligations for transformative and redistributive recovery, with actions and commitments going beyond “resilience” by remedying pre-existing and emerging inequalities through equitable and sustainable development. These principles will be presented and linked to the commitments of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

The speakers will invite participants to discuss a cross-SDG approach of that coincides also with the UN Food System Summit, the review of New Urban Agenda implementation, the current UN Decades for Family Farming and the Eradication of Colonialism, and the promises of the 2030 Agenda and the longer-term positioning of the UN Development System.

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