ARC•PEACE newsletter no 49
Against all odds the XIX General Assembly was a successful meeting; local group of ARC PEACE Iberoamérica works on joint projects with City of Palma Urbanism Department and Council of Mallorca Vice-Presidency; helping victims after Ecuador earthquakes; global disarmament is always our priority; a different way to remember Hiroshima; an Informal Urban Community Initiative with Cambodians; Palma: sustainable urban hinge North - South, among other articles. Read and comment!
ARC●PEACE was present in the Habitat German Forum
Marilú Sanchez Hurtado participated in one of the last meetings before drafting final version of the New Urban Agenda 2016-2036, in Berlin on 1 and 2 June.
In addition to its active participation as one of the experts on gender and human settlements in risk areas issues, Marilu delivered customized letters to twelve special guest speakers from around the world. We introduced our organization and invited them to the XXXth Anniversary celebration in July 2017 in Palma.
In addition, our co-Chair distributed copies of the A5 size flyer, printed in color on both sides, as shown above.
Minutes on XIXº General Assembly, Palma 2016
Defeating all kind of obstacles ARC•PEACE managed to hold its 19th GA. The new Board has been elected with the inclusion of four young colleagues from equal number of new countries. Make time to read the Minutes, get to know GA’s challenging initiatives; think about them and decide to join us for the celebration of our XXXº Anniversary on July 2017.
ARC•PEACE newsletter no 48
The General Assembly and parallel events will gather around 45 participants at Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain from 21 to 24 April. Programme includes a one-day Seminar on refugees and their social integration at a new environment, a challenging seminar by ASF International participants, a couple of tours and a poster exhibition. Climate Change focused by Scientists for Global Responsibility. Participation on the HABITAT III New Urban Agenda by our Co-Chair Marilú Sánchez and Ana Falú, an internationally distinguished lady colleague from Argentina. Further allegations against nuclear weaponry and on Japan’s decision to join in the Disarmament Group. The issue closes with an obituary on Sven Thiberg at one year of his departure.
These are special times to commit ourselves
Never before, important events had occurred in such a short time like now. Indeed, after the Summit on Climate Change held in December 2015 in Paris, whose recommendations are projected until 2030 (UN 17 Sustainable Development Objectives), many committed individuals are working worldwide in drafting the contents of the Program for the New Urban Agenda (2016-2036) to be inaugurated in Quito, Ecuador, when HABITAT III is celebrated, next October. The General Assembly convened by ARC • PEACE to the end of April is no stranger to the challenges of climate change, rapid urbanization and strong waves of refugees fleeing from war, famine and evictions. Therefore, with the collaboration of colleagues from Architecture Sans Frontières (ASFInt) who also have their own assembly, parallel activities will be developed.
The current situation requires that we involve in tasks that encourage the professions of architecture, design and urban planning, and to the general public, to become aware of the growing clamor from a world subject to the greed and cruelty of powerful minorities. This is the first step. The second is to seek to actively become part of the solution, side by side with public authorities that are permeable to citizen participation.