The 2020 Commission on Social Development with its focus on Global Homelessness has made history. It is the first time that Homelessness has been addressed at one of the ECOSOC Commissions. The priority theme of “Affordable Housing and Social Protection Systems for All to address Homelessness” acknowledges that homelessness affects all countries, both in the Global North and South. The declaration of Civil Society states that a safe home is the basic of all human need. Civil Society calls on the UN and member states to adopt a universal definition of Homelessness and to address the issues causing homelessness.
Read the Civil Society Declaration.