Red Calle - Developing policies to support the homeless

Red Calle will be present at the 58th U.N. Session

February 12, 2020

The Fifty-eighth Session of the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Council is taking place in New York City, USA, from 10 to 19 February 2020. The priority Theme is: "Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness".
The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) has invited Ms Yanella Posente, Coordinator of the Red Calle Latinoamericana Project and representative of the Ministry of Social Development of Uruguay, to participate in the various activities to be developed within the framework of this Session.

More specifically, the Civil Society Forum will be held next Thursday, 14 February, and will provide a space for NGOs and other members of social organizations to meet in order to address this particular issue. The Red Calle Project Coordinator has been invited to take part in the debate as a speaker in the Government Panel, along with Dame Louise Casey of IGH, Hanta Fida Cyrille Klein, Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Madagascar to the United Nations, and Indu Prakash Singh, Facilitator of CityMakers Mission International in New Delhi, India. The above-mentioned Panel will provide inputs regarding homelessness in each context, the role of public policies, good practices as well as challenges and recommendations on the subject.

Mrs. Alicia Vazquez, a member of the Ni Todo está Perdido Group of homeless people (Uruguay), will also participate in the Forum. Alicia has been invited to speak at the Experience Panel, where she will share her vision, along with other people who have experienced homelessness.

Undoubtedly, it will be an excellent experience to take a closer look at the scope of the Red Calle Project and the reality of homelessness in the different Latin American countries that make up the Network. It will also be an opportunity to contribute to the design of policies aimed at strengthening the political, economic and social protection of all people, especially those in the most vulnerable situations.