World Habitat Day on 7 October is a moment to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter. The Day intends to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our habitats – which increasingly comprise cities and towns.
This is a cause at the centre of Sustainable Cities Week (1 - 4 October 2019), organized with the support of the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Land Management as part of its 80th Session. The week is a time for discussion and reflection on “ensuring access to decent, adequate affordable and healthy housing for all”.
So, this year we’re starting to celebrate World Habitat Day as early as Friday 4 October as part of Sustainable Cities Week, with a screening of the groundbreaking documentary PUSH, which features Leilani Fahra, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing, as she investigates affordable housing across the world.
PUSH (http://www.pushthefilm.com/)is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating the reasons for the rising costs of living in cities. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, affording a home is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues?
The screening will take place Friday, 4 October 2019 from 13:00 to 14:45 in Conference Room XIV (Cinema), Palais des Nations. Don’t miss it!
To attend, please register at https://uncdb.unece.org/
If you are registered to attend the committee session, you are already signed-up for this event.
The event is in English only.
Name of Organization: UNECE
Partner organization: UN-Habitat
Names and titles of speakers:
- Gulnara Roll Secretary of the UNECE Committee on Urban Development, Housing, and Land Management.
Estimated number of participants: 200