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Africities9 CSO statement on social justice
By :Africities9 CSO Forum
20 May 2022

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
USA: Most COVID Aid for Low-income Renters
By :Michael Casey and Fatima Hussein, Associated Press
25 February 2022
Treasury: Most COVID rental aid went to low-income residents     WASHINGTON—More than 80% of the billions of dollars in federal rental assistance aimed at keeping families in their homes during the pandemic went to low-income tenants, the Treasury Department said.   It also concluded Thursday that the largest percentage of tenants receiving pandemic aid
Understanding Human Rights ETOs
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
North America: CoP26 Promises, Carbon Offsets
05 November 2021
Despite lawsuits, calls by millions of [U.S.] Americans to halt federal fossil fuel expansion, and the [US.] president’s own promise to tackle the climate crisis with the urgency it requires, the Biden Administration is planning oil and gas lease sales across 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico and hundreds
USA: Eviction Ban Confusion
By :Hamza Shaban, Abha Bhattarai and Marissa J. Lang, The Washington Post
05 August 2021
Last-minute eviction ban extension fuels confusion and is too late for some   The CDC says the new ban covers 80 percent of counties experiencing high or substantial community spread. But evictions can continue in nearby counties experiencing ‘moderate’ spread.   A last-minute extension of a moratorium barring evictions for covid-struck counties is injecting
USA: New Eviction Ban till October
By :Barbara Sprunt, NPR
03 August 2021
The Biden Administration Issues a New Eviction Moratorium after a Federal Ban Lapsed     Days after a national eviction moratorium expired, the Biden administration on Tuesday issued a new, more limited freeze that remains in effect through 3 October.   Like the previous order, the two-month moratorium issued Tuesday comes from the Centers for Disease Control and
Cities Unprepared for Climate Change
By :Fiona Harvey, Mother Jones/The Guardian
13 May 2021
Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change More than 40 percent have no adaptation plan, a global survey suggests.     One in four cities around the world lack the money to protect themselves against the ravages of climate breakdown, even though more than 90 percent are facing serious risks, according to
Covid-19 Exposed Privatization Catastrophe
By :Current and former UN Special Rapporteurs, The Guardian
19 October 2020
Covid-19 has exposed the catastrophic impact of privatizing vital services   The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the catastrophic fallout of decades of global privatisation and market competition.   When the pandemic hit, we saw hospitals being overwhelmed, caregivers forced to work with virtually no protective equipment, nursing homes turned into morgues, long queues to
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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Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons: Implementing the Pinheiro Principles in the Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced PersonsMiddle East and North Africa

30 November 2022

Africities9 CSO statement on social justice

20 May 2022

تحديات التحوّل أخضر في السودان

23 April 2022

تقرير جديد: الأرض وسط الجائحة

11 December 2020

Violaciones en el Perú sobre los derechos a la vivienda y a la tierra durante la pandemia

05 October 2020

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

23 April 2018

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

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

19 July 2016

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996

The situation in the Middle East, A/RES/37/123

14 December 1984

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