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Women Resist UN Corporate Capture
By :Women;s Major Group
24 September 2022
“Bigger than BlackRock: Challenging UN Corporate Partnerships” Feminist economic justice must outweigh investment profits for UN Women   On 23 August 2022, the feminists behind #BlockBlackRock met with UN Women representatives to express concerns about the announced partnership with the world’s largest investment firm, BlackRock, and with the broader approach to corporate partnerships.   During
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"HR, Environmental Law Must Govern Business"
By :David Boyd, OHCHR
04 July 2022
Human rights and environmental due diligence laws crucial to combat irresponsible business activities – UN expert   Press release   GENEVA—Rampant deforestation, chemical and plastic production, fossil fuel exploitation and other large-scale extractive activities by business entities are harming people and the planet, a UN expert said today, introducing a blueprint for laws to
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Africities9 CSO statement on social justice
By :Africities9 CSO Forum
20 May 2022

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Green-transition Discourse in MENA
By :Joseph Schechla
24 March 2022
The economic slowdown associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other simultaneous crises has done little to slow the climate crisis. Preliminary data show global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) increased in 2020 while the global average temperature in 2020 was about 1.2°C above pre-industrial level, dangerously close to the 1.5°C limit
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Understanding Human Rights ETOs
By :HIC-HLRN
15 January 2022
The new Routledge Handbook on Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations has just been published and it is available in open access here. This new handbook compiles lessons and analysis by world experts on the human rights obligations of states beyond their territorial borders. It is designed to give meaning and
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Canada: Tax the Real Estate Speculators
By :Max Fawcett, National Observer
12 January 2022
Tax the real estate speculators — and make it hurt Opinion: Speculative behaviour in the housing market is causing huge collateral damage, and it’s getting in the way of families’ ability to afford to put a roof over their heads, writes columnist @maxfawcett.     Few publications do rage-inducing real estate clickbait as well
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Spain: Tenants Declare War on US Speculators
By :Jason Lalljee, Insider
23 November 2021
Spanish renters are declaring `war` on the American investors that bought up all the apartments in their neighborhoods   US private-equity firms that own property in Spain have been evicting residents during the pandemic, the NYT reports. Tenants and housing activists have declared "war," protesting evictions by squatting in apartments. They argue that the
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UN Food Summit Will Only Feed Corporations
By :Sofía Monsalve, Geneva Solutions
22 September 2021
Transnational agribusiness firms have captured the UN Food Systems Summit and have restricted the meeting`s agenda to solutions that will further inflate their profits instead of solving the global hunger crisis, says Sofia Monsalve, secretary general of the food rights organisation FIAN International.     When I visited my parents in Bogotá last month,
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Lebanon’s Sectarian Oligarchic Economy
By :Mat Nashed, Fanack
30 June 2021
How a Sectarian Oligarchy Destroyed Lebanon’s Economy   Lebanon is coping with an unprecedented banking crisis that has plunged more than half of the population into poverty. Those responsible are sectarian political elites who have plundered the economy since Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990.   Besides a glitchy downtown quarter reserved for the rich
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Responsibility for Single-use Plastic
By :Michael Corkery and Somini Sengupta, The New York Times
18 May 2021
Here Is Who’s Behind the Global Surge in Single-Use Plastic A new report shows that a surprisingly small number of big companies and banks are behind the manufacturing and financing of much of the world’s single-use plastic.     The throwaway plastic that holds our takeout food and wraps our dry cleaning is widely seen
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Documents (35)

Document Title

Publication Date

Africities9 CSO statement on social justice

20 May 2022

Declarar una moratoria a desalojos en CDMX es una urgencia sanitaria

11 February 2021

Global Farmers Strike - First Wave

01 February 2021

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

Land Inequality Framing Document

30 October 2019

Revue Nationale Volontaire sur les Objectifs de Développement Durable en Mauritanie

13 July 2019

الحق في المدينة في بيروت الكبرى: تقييم السياق في ضوء أزمة اللاجئين والنازحين

23 April 2018

Dubai Declaration on Land Governance in the Arab States

26 February 2018

Final Report of the Sixth Session of the Land Forum in MENA

30 October 2017

التقرير النهائي للدورة السادسة لمنتدى الأرض لإقليم الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

30 October 2017

Land Forum VI program

25 October 2017

برنامج منتدى الأرض لشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا

25 October 2017

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 2017

Habitat III Statement

20 October 2016

What Papua New Guinea Said

26 July 2016

Restoring Human Rights and Habitat to the Habitat III Process and New Habitat Agenda

19 July 2016

HIC @ Habitat III

23 June 2016

Making social regulation of real estate markets an issue at Habitat III

02 February 2016

Comentarios de HIC a los Documentos Marco sobre Políticas de Hábitat III (resumen)

31 January 2016

"Key Issues and Recommendations," Housing in the City We Need UTC

18 November 2015

Transformar nuestro mundo: la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, A/RES/70/1

21 October 2015

The private modes of water capture in Lebanon

01 September 2015

Private interest closing social space? A critical analysis of Lebanon`s real-estate sector

01 September 2015

تقرير المقرر الخاص بالسكن اللائق كعنصر من عناصر الحق في مستوى معيشي مناسب وبالحق في عدم التمييز في هذا السياق، A/70/270

04 August 2015

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Guía para el derecho a la ciudad

21 July 2015

دليل للحق في المدينة

21 July 2015

Principios Básicos de Habitat III

16 April 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

Prequantification Analysis Summary: Muthalath Maspero, Cairo

11 February 2012

The continuing debate about urban bias: the thesis, its critics, its influence, and its implications for poverty reduction strategies. Progress in Development Studies, 10 (1)

18 July 2010

The Investment Encouragement Act 1999 (Amended 2007)

22 July 1999

Miriam Gould, "Profits and the Housing Crisis: Conflicting Interests of Banks, Industry and Real Estate"

01 March 1946

Miriam Gould, "Profits and the Housing Crisis: Conflicting Interests of Banks, Industry and Real Estate"

01 March 1946



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