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World Habitat Day 2022
By :HIC-HLRN
03 October 2022
On the occasion of World Habitat Day 2022, Habitat International Coalition (HIC) joins Members, allies and development actors to reflect on its journey of more than 45 years since the first Habitat Conference (1976) and common Habitat Agendas. Global activism has been indispensable in developing global consensus and commitments to
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Proposal for a UN Habitat Stakeholder-engagement Mechanism
By :HIC-HLRN
01 September 2022

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Palestine: Environmental Colonization and Apartheid
By :Ben Lorber, Red-Green Labour
16 December 2021
Israel’s environmental colonialism and eco-apartheid This article follows an earlier post on Red-Green Labour about the campaign to keep the JNF out of Cop 26, and reprints a 2012 article by the author, with updates.     In 1997, a bridge collapsed at an international sports event in Israel, pitching more than 100 Austrian athletes
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Copping-out at CoP26
14 November 2021
The 26th Conference of Parties (CoP26) ended in grave disappointment at the state delegations who weakened the needed commitments to save the planet from multiple climate disasters. This CoP, the supreme governing body of international agreements on climate change action, finally took place in Glasgow, Scotland, on 31 October–13 November
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USA: CSOs Urge Senate Reject SCotUS Pick
By :Over 150 organizations
06 October 2020
Following the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court, over 150 justice organizations and movements, including advocates for the homeless and defenders of the human right to adequate housing, issued a letter urging the Senate to oppose her confirmation. While the nomination raises a broad
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UN Invites Corporate Capture of Food Systems
By :HIC-HLRN
23 March 2020
The UN has increasingly involved corporations in UN decision making, a trend made obvious in the 2012 Rio+20 Conference. This time, the UN Secretary-General (UNSG) has formed an alliance with the corporate world—outside of the framework of UN Charter-based specialized agencies—to set the global agenda for further corporate capture of
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COVID-19: We Need a Human Rights Habitat
By :HIC-HLRN
17 March 2020
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has advised and responsible governments have enforced that we stay at home stay, frequently wash our hands often with soap and warm water, maintain social distancing and keep our immune system strong, these live-saving measures are impossible for vulnerable people
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UN: A Call to Human Rights “Action”
By :HIC-HLRN
25 February 2020
At the opening of this 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, on 24 February 2020, Secretary-General António Guterres finally issued a formal initiative to consolidate human rights action in the fourth year of his five-year term. The much-welcome initiative bears the title The Highest Aspiration: A Call to
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Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Sustainable Development
09 February 2020

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Toward an Institutional Mechanism for Stakeholder Engagement in the New UN Habitat Governance
By :HIC-HLRN
09 February 2020

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Documents (21)

Document Title

Publication Date

World Habitat Day 2022

03 October 2022

Proposal for a UN Habitat Stakeholder-engagement Mechanism

01 September 2022

Un derecho humano a la tierra

05 August 2021

حق الإنسان في الأرض

18 June 2021

Hacia un Mecanismo Institucional para la participación de las Partes Interesadas en la Nueva Gobernanza de ONU Hábitat

12 February 2020

Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism for Sustainable Development

09 February 2020

نحو آلية مؤسسية لتشارك أصحاب المصلحة في حوكمة موئل الأمم المتحدة الجديدة

09 February 2020

Toward an Institutional Mechanism for Stakeholder Engagement in the New UN Habitat Governance

09 February 2020

Vers un Mécanisme Institutionnel d’Engagement des parties prenantes dans la Nouvelle Gouvernance d’ONU Habitat

09 February 2020

Integrating the engagement of local governments and stakeholders in UN HABITAT

22 October 2018

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 2017

Habitat III Statement

20 October 2016

Queer Declaration calling for inclusion in Habitat 3

07 September 2016

HIC comments on Habitat III draft of 27 July 2016

27 July 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 2016

Statement of the Brazilian Civil Society on the New Urban Agenda

31 May 2016

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review: Turkey, A/HRC/29/15

13 April 2015

Comité des droits économiques, sociales et culturelles, "Le droit à un logement suffisant," Observation générale no 4

13 December 1991

Health principles of housing

30 June 1989



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