Unión Internacional de Inquilinos

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La IUT (inglés:International Union of Tenants, IUT) es una Organización No Gubernamental fundada en 1926 en Zurich, Suiza, para defender los intereses de los inquilinos. La IUT es una organización no partidaria que trabaja bajo formas democráticas.
La IUT tiene (2008) 58 organizaciones miembros en 44 países, de los cuales 33 son europeos. La IUT tiene estatus de organización consultora en el Consejo Social y Económico de la ONU.

La dirección de la IUT se reúne dos veces por año. El Congreso se celebra cada tres años.

Sus objetivos incluyen:

  • Cooperación entre inquilinos compartiendo información.
  • Satisfacer los derechos de todos con una vivienda confortable en un entorno saludable y sin ruidos con un alquiler accesible y justo.
  • Democracia entre los inquilinos y derecho a participación.
  • Igualdad de oportunidades (no discriminación) independientemente del sexo, raza, pertenencia étnica y credo religioso de cada uno.
  • Garantía de permanencia.
  • Derecho a organizarse.

Las actividades de IUT incluyen:

  • Información por Internet con la página web The Global Tenant; www.iut.nu
  • The Global Tenant compartimiento trimestrial en inglés y en francés
  • Seminarios.
  • Participación en agencias de la ONU, como por ejemplo la Comisión Económica de las Naciones Unidas para Europa, Cepe; y el Centro de las Naciones Unidas para la Estudios sobre la Vivienda, UNCHS (UN Center for Human Settlements).
  • Participación en la Federación Internacional de Vivienda y Urbanismo, FIBU y en la Coalición Internacional de la Vivienda, HIC (Habitat International Coalition).
  • Participación en la red de la EU Foro Europeo de la Vivienda, EHF (European Housing Forum).

UII considera que la vivienda es uno de los derechos fundamentales en la sociedad, por lo que debe ser centro de la atención local, nacional e internacional. Una vivienda digna es, además, una de las salvaguardas de la paz y la seguridad en Europa y por lo demás, también en el mundo. La falta de un techo donde cobijarse es uno de los factores de la marginación social.
IUT y ses miembros promueve a Carta de Inquilinos, también disponible en
espanol en el pagina web de IUT.

IUT tiene por objetivo llevar el debate sobre la vivienda a la orden del día de la Unión Europea. La vivienda y el empleo están estrechamente unidos y deben ser considerados como una entidad. El problema de la vivienda debe ser incorporado en una de las comisiones de la UE. Para los países en transición se deben tomar medidas especiales


Informes, enlaces y publicaciones

Barcelona necessita un sindicat de llogaters, 7 nov 2016

Carta de inquilinos 2001

El alquiler es demasiado elevado: Necesitamos un control del alquiler. Declaración del Congreso del IUT 2016

El derecho a una vivienda adecuada, Derechos Humanos, April 2010

España: Alquileres vitalicios y precios regulados: los sindicatos de inquilinos llegan a España, mayo 12 2017

I want to rent in Catalonia

Informe Europeo de la Vivienda, 2011

IUT, Magnus Hammar: “Las leyes se hacen con la idea de que los inquilinos son unos perdedores” Oct. 12 2015

“París y Berlín protegen el arrendatario ante incrementos desmesurados del alquiler” 2016

Plenty of eager renters but not enough housing in Spain, March 10 2015

Spain, Barcelona: L’habitatge, un dret com una casa. Reptes per millorar l’accés a un habitatge digne, con el Alcaldessa de Barcelona Ada Colau, Max Gigling y IUT Magnus Hammar, en YouTube, Oct.24 2016

Spain, Catalonia: El Govern implantarà un índex de referència de les rendes de lloguer per ”modular” els increments ”exagerats”, enero 17 2017

Spanish housing policies, 2007

 

 

 

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World premiere of PUSH - an eye-opening documentaryAt Saturday 23th March in Bremen Theater in Copenhagen the world premiere of the documentary by WG-film took place. A completely crowded salon (about 500 people) with an enthusiastic audience witnessed this film that described and explained what is going on in almost every major city on earth. How different people were treated. How housing turns into a commodity, despite the fact that the right to adequate housing is a human right according to international laws. How pensioners are evicted from homes they have lived in for many years with the help of money from pension funds. How these are used to drive up prices and rents. How unknown new owners let the houses decay. That lots of housing estates are used as financial assets and stay empty in cities like London despite many and a growing number of homeless people. You just have to see this film! Housing affordability is decreasing at a record pace. The local working and middle classes have become unable to afford housing in major cities across the world. London, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto, Tokyo, Valparaiso, Sydney, Melbourne, Caracas, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm… the list seems endless. People are being pushed out of their very own homes – because living in them has become unaffordable. Young people are getting trapped in a cycle of renting apartments that are becoming less and less affordable. Workers, pensioners and lower income communities face evictions and are left without a place to live. The high cost of housing pushes people into poverty and homelessness. In the UK and US, for instance, homelessness is increasing by alarming rates. More often than before, it is children and families that end up without a home. The problem is even worse in the Global South, where the number of people living in informal housing is projected to exceed 1 billion by 2020. However, the crisis also puts stress on the middle and upper-middle classes. In London, for example, even a doctor’s salary is not necessarily enough to buy a home. This isn’t a natural, inevitable development. It can change. Residents should be able to afford to live in their own cities. It is time to recognise that housing is a human right, not a commodity. Let’s push back! The Shift, presented in the film, is a new worldwide movement to reclaim and realize the fundamental human right to housing – to move away from housing as a place to park excess capital, to housing as a place to live in dignity, to raise families and participate in community. The Shift has been initiated by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha, in partnership with United Cities Local Government and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Meny cities gave already given the SHIFT their support. It is also open for NGOs like International Union of Tenants (IUT), national and regional unions of tenants and others. After the film Leilani Farha, Saskia Sassen and the director of the film, Fredrik Gertten were asked how they look at the development. Leilani Farhabelieves that if we really want to make change to ensure people can live in the city, then we have to be able to hold someone responsible for what is going on. It is the states. They also have the power to make changes. To stop this monster. She appreciated that I as a representant gave the support from IUT in the fight against this monster, Saskia Sassen, professor of Sociology at Columbia University, has studied the impacts of globalization for 40 years and coined the term “global cities”. She explained why an empty apartment is sometimes a better asset than its use as a home. She describes the investments in housing as high-end land grabs. And called the actors crooks! This is more than gentrification, it is destroying cities. Fredrik Gertten, explained why he wanted do to this film as he has witnessed the bas development in housing. I cannot reproduce this whole interesting hearing, but afterwards the audience stood up and showed their immense appreciation of this film. In the film you also meet Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economy. He explains how the private equity firms managed to grow throughout every crisis in the financial system, ending up becoming the biggest landlords in the world. Stiglitz also explains the big shift in history when the deregulation of the financial markets opened the floodgates for investors. Roberto Saviano, Italian journalist and author of Gomorra, was forced into hiding after exposing the business side of organized crime. “Tax havens are where criminal capitalism and legal capitalism meet and merge. Mafia organizations were the first to create and facilitate money-laundering mechanisms through tax havens.” ... See MoreSee Less

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At least a former president of USA is working for more affordable housing, the 94 year old Jimmy Carter.
From The Hill:
“We at the Carter Center sure are rooting for him and are grateful for his long life of service that has benefited millions of the world’s poorest people,” the center told the Journal-Constitution.
The couple have remained active supporters of Habitat for Humanity, the nation's most prominent housing charity, since leaving the White House and announced last year that they planned to join the organization for volunteer work in Nashville later in 2019.
“President and Mrs. Carter know the cause of affordable housing is only becoming more urgent, and so we are so grateful they will once again mobilize hundreds of hands and thousands more voices to this cause,” said the organization's CEO, Jonathan Reckford, in a press release last year.
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2019-03-22  ·  

The economic costs and
benefits of Airbnb
No reason for local policymakers to let Airbnb bypass
tax or regulatory obligations
Report • By Josh Bivens • January 30, 2019
www.iut.nu/news-events/the-economic-costs-and-benefits-of-airbnb/
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