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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

The $100 Trillion Global Economy
By: Avery Koop; Article/Editing, Raul Amoros, Visual Capitalist
30 April 2022
Visualizing the $100 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart Surpassing the $100 trillion mark is a new milestone for global economic output.     We’ve covered this topic in the past when the world’s GDP was $88 trillion (2020) and then $94 trillion (2021), and now according to the latest projections, the IMF expects the global economy to

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

IPCC: ‘Now or Never’ to Avoid Climate Disaster
By: Aljazeera
04 April 2022
Climate scientists from 195 countries have warned that actions to avoid climate catastrophe have been too little and too late. This failure is the subject of two reports from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) over the past eight month. A new, third report presents what we can

Palestine: Day of the Land and Its People
30 March 2022
Statement of Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition commemorating Palestine’s national Land Day, 2022GENEVA and CAIRO, 30 March 2022—On this occasion of Palestine’s 46th Land Day and fourth anniversary of the Great March of Return in Gaza, we are reminded of the underlying root causes of crimes

How Ukraine War Impacts Global Food
By: Hannah Ritchie, Our World in Data
24 March 2022
How could the war in Ukraine impact global food supplies? Both Ukraine and Russia are some of the world’s largest food exporters. How could global food be impacted?     Ukraine has been one of the world’s largest contributors to the World Food Programme – the UN agency that provides food aid to countries

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

East Africa: 28m Will Starve If Rains Fail Again
By: Oxfam
22 March 2022
As many as 28 million people across East Africa at risk of extreme hunger if rains fail again Global food and commodity prices spiking in reaction to Ukraine crisis set to worsen hunger for 21 million people already today in severe food insecurity   As many as 28 million people across East

HIC-HLRN @ UN HRC on Housing Segregation
19 March 2022
HIC-HLRN Addresses UN SR Report on Housing Segregation   On 16 March 2022, Habitat International Coalition addressed the UN Human Rights Council’s 49th Regular Session in the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing on the subject of his current report on segregation and discrimination in housing. The following

HIC-HLRN Statement on Ukraine War
19 March 2022
Habitat International Coalition (HIC) and its Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) condemn forced evictions as a gross violation of the human right to adequate housing in every context. In the case of Russian Federation forces’ invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine, millions of civilians stand as a frontline

Urgent Action South Africa: Ayanda Ngila Murdered
16 March 2022
HIC-HLRN call for urgent action on the murder of land defender Ayanda Ngila     Housing and Land Rights Network-Habitat International Coalition (HIC-HLRN), with its member organizations across the African continent, the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, stands in solidarity with those grieving the murder of South African land rights defender

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