- Global Home Network Red Domés tica Global Réseau Domestique Global
- Compass Housing Services, Global Home Network, BC Housing Canada
This networking event is a 'call to arms' for every person/organisation who are committed to making safe, inclusive & affordable housing a key part of the urban fabric in their countries & around the world.
The New Urban Agenda (NUA) was adopted in 2016 at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito, Ecuador.
The NUA has the focus and centre of its strategy for sustainable urban development for the next twenty years to 2030 on upholding the human basic right to and the provision of adequate and affordable housing. It also promotes the adoption of an integrated housing approach which is linked to education, employment, health and basic and social services via collaboration of all levels of governments, civil society organisations, major interest groups and corporations, nationally, internationally and regionally.
Using Habitat III and the adoption of the NUA as the catalyst, the practitioner-focused Global Home Network was created around the following basic principles:
A global movement focused on the 'right to safe, secure and affordable housing' for all global citizens
The acknowledgement of the need to have solutions without borders – because the challenges that we face as global citizens are also without borders
Practitioner focus – collaboration must be in the DNA of the organisation – the long term vision is that we will work to build houses across borders creating new entities to take advantage of new paradigms developing across the globe
A best practice focus
Research backed global communication strategies to ensure all levels of governments and the UN remain committed to this critically important infrastructure
Societies have faced such pressures in the past and, as many desolate ruins remind us, sometimes succumbed to them. But generally these pressures were local. Today the scale of how interventions in nature are increasing and the physical effects of our decisions spill across national frontiers. The growth in economic interaction between nations amplifies the wider consequences of national decisions. Economics and ecology bind us in ever-tightening networks. Today, many regions face risks of irreversible damage to the human environment that threaten the basis for human progress. These deepening interconnections are the central justification for the establishment of this organisation.
There are grounds for hope: that people can cooperate to build a future that is more prosperous, more just, and more secure; that a new era of economic growth can be attained, one based on policies that sustain and expand the Earth's resource base; and that the progress that some have known over the last century can be experienced by all in the years ahead.
But for this to happen, we must understand better the symptoms of stress that confront us, we must identify the causes, and we must design new approaches to sustaining human development.