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Apply now! ISMUN Human Rights Summer School
18 June 2022
Invitation to Apply for Participation We have the pleasure to announce the next session of ISMUN Summer School on Human Rights and Development which will be held in Geneva from 11 to 15 July, 2022. It is organised by the International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN), an NGO

Tanzanian Violence against Forcibly Evicted Maasai
15 June 2022
GENEVA (15 June 2022) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about continuous encroachment on traditional Maasai lands and housing, accompanied by a lack of transparency in, and consultation with the Maasai Indigenous Peoples, during decision making and planning. This trend most recently culminated in security forces’ violence

Anti-Muslim India Gov’t. Razes Homes
13 June 2022
Houses of Muslims demolished in Uttar Pradesh after protests Authorities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) have demolished the houses of some Muslims who were allegedly linked to religious protests that turned violent.   The protests were sparked by derogatory remarks made by two former leaders of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party

India Copies Israeli Home-razing Tactics
By: Omar Ahmed, Middle East Montior
13 June 2022
Demolishing Muslim protestors` homes: India is taking a leaf out of Israel`s book      Over the weekend Indian authorities bulldozed several homes belonging to Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The homeowners were alleged to have taken part in organised protests on Friday in response to inflammatory remarks about the Prophet

US Nonprofits Drive Illegal Israeli Settlements
By: Elena Hodges, Just Security
10 June 2022
Hidden In Plain Sight: US Nonprofits As Drivers of Illegal Israeli Settlements What U.S. tax law can and should do about it Concerns about the mass expulsion of Palestinians by Israeli authorities are on the rise following a recent High Court of Justice decision ratifying the forced displacement of around 1,200 Palestinian

WUF11: Brainstorm on UN-Habitat Engagement
08 June 2022
The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition (HIC) is hosting a Networking Event at WUF11 dedicated to dialogue and brainstorming on UN-Habitat stakeholder engagement and the prospective self-organized Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism.   If your organization will be at WUF11, we would like to cordially invite you to this event

1st Report of CoI on Palestine/Israel
07 June 2022
Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel, issues first reportReport: ending the continued Israeli occupation and discrimination against Palestinians is essential to stopping the conflict and halting the persistent cycle of violence, while a ‘culture of impunity’ feeds resentment and fuels recurrent tensions, instability,

Brazil: Heavy Rain and Landslides Leave 44 Dead
By: Deutsche Welle
29 May 2022
Researchers say heavy rains and flooding in Brazil are exacerbated by climate change   The catastrophic weather has forced dozens to flee their homes in Brazil`s northeastern Pernambuco state. A red alert has been issued in the city of Recife for Sunday as well.      Heavy rains in Brazil`s northeastern Pernambuco state have left at least

Letter to UN:`Sustainable Development Delusions`
By: Initiative for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS), www.scholarswarning.net
23 May 2022
People will suffer more if professionals delude themselves about sustainable development – Letter to UN   At the start of a United Nations summit on reducing the risks and impacts of disasters around the world and on the eve of the Stockholm+50 Conference, 100 scholars from 17 countries are stating publicly that

Civil Society Messages to the 9th Africities Summit
20 May 2022
A self-organized civil-society initiative hosted 45 civil organization representatives this week at Kisumu, Kenya on 15–16 May to deliberate and consolidate messages to the Africities9 Summit. The Civil Society Forum took place in advance of the Africities 9 Summit (17–20 May 2020), also at Kisumu. The Summit is organized every

Durban: 2nd eKhenana leader martyred
By: Abahlali baseMjondolo
08 May 2022
Nokuthula Mabaso was assassinated in eKhenana last night   A second Abahlali baseMjondolo martyr has fallen within as many months. Nokuthula Mabaso, a powerful leader in the eKhenana Commune and the Women’s League, was assassinated in eKhenana last night.    Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement   The eKhenana Commune has been under ruthless attack for years. There

Ukraine: New Master Plan for Kharkiv
06 May 2022
The war has already caused the destruction of infrastructure in many urban areas of Ukraine and will require enormous efforts by the government and international partners to reconstruct following the cessation of hostilities.     In April 2022, the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development developed draft recommendations for plans for rebuilding cities

HIC Urges Faithful NUA Implementation
28 April 2022
  Getting Back to the Agenda HIC Statement on the Occasion of the NUA+5 Implementation Review With today’s belated five-year review of implementing the UN New Urban Agenda(NUA), the third global Habitat Agenda since 1976, HIC shares this anniversary by celebrating its own 45 years of accompanying and contributing to the successive global

Earth Day Workshop: Green Transition in Sudan
24 April 2022
The challenges of the green transition in Sudan Who should fill the gap and how? Public workshop on the occasion of Earth Day 2022, in cooperation between Housing and Land Rights Network – Habitat International Coalition and GoGreen Sudan. Sudan is going through difficult transitional conditions,

GOLD VI Working Papers!
20 April 2022
How can Commoning, Housing systems, Urban health, Sanctuary cities and Democracy contribute to urban and territorial equality?   With the aim to define an urban and territorial equality agenda, UCLG and the KNOW program (led by University College London) have brought together hundreds of contributors from local & regional governments, civil society

World Bank Spring Mtgs: Billions for Fossil Fuels
By: Urgewald
18 April 2022
The World Bank Drives Billions into Fossil Fuel Investments   The 2022 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) will take place from Monday, April 18, through Sunday, April 24. Most of the events, including the public events, invitation-only events, civil society organization engagements, and

India: Hindus Riot, Muslim Homes, Shops Burnt
By: Quratulain Rehbar, Nikkei News
16 April 2022
India violence leaves trail of burned Muslim homes, shops Islamic scholar complains of properties being `selectively razed`   NEW DELHI—A wave of religious communal violence across India coinciding with a Hindu festival has left at least one person dead, dozens injured, numerous Muslim-owned properties destroyed -- and residents bracing for the possibility of

Why An Indian State Is Razing Muslim Homes
By: Zoya Mateen, BBC News
15 April 2022
Madhya Pradesh: Why an Indian state is demolishing Muslim homes   The people who would destroy his home came early in the morning, remembers 72-year-old Shaikh Mohammad Rafiq.   A soft-drink seller in India`s Madhya Pradesh state, Mr Rafiq and his sons had had a long night. "It`s Ramadan, so our business usually picks

Myanmar: Troops Burn Heartland Villages
By: Wa Lone and Poppy Mcpherson, Reuters
14 April 2022
Troops burn villages in Myanmar heartland, seek to crush resistance     Rubble and ashes, overlooked by a single golden pagoda, are almost all that remain of the wood and brick houses most people had built for themselves in the quiet riverside village of Bin in the Buddhist heartland of central Myanmar.   Bin is

UNESCO Resolutions to Protect Jerusalem
07 April 2022
UNESCO unanimously adopts two resolutions on state of Palestine   OCCUPIED PALESTINE—The Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has unanimously adopted two resolutions on the State of Palestine.   At its 214th session held in Paris on Wednesday, the UNESCO [Executive Board] adopted a resolution on old Jerusalem

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