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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,
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UNESCO Resolutions to Protect Jerusalem
By :QNN
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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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
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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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Battir, Palestine: Settlers Invade Heritage Site
By :Yuval Abraham, +972 mag
29 July 2020
‘I want Battir to go to hell’: Settlers move in on Palestinian World Heritage site Palestinians in the West Bank agricultural village of Battir are encountering armed Israeli settlers trying to push them off their land.     Khaled and Miriam Muammar live in Battir, an agricultural village in the occupied West Bank, just
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Crimea: Destroying Built Heritage, Erasing the Past
By :Halya Coynash, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
13 March 2019
“Closed for Destruction”: Russia is digging up 16th Century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace   Video footage has shown new details of Russia’s wanton destruction of the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai, with ordinary workers carrying out ‘excavation’ work, without any attempt to record and preserve artefacts found.   Edem Dudakov, the former head of the
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23 April 2018

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Right to the City in Greater Beirut
By :HIC-HLRN and Amel Association
14 April 2018
HLRN has just released its new publication Right to the City in Greater Beirut: Context Assessment in Light of the Refugee and Displacement Crisis. This assessment offers critical insight into municipal governance in Greater Beirut, a city largely formed and characterized by human migration through its history, while more recently
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Human Rights Habitat Observatory
By :HIC-HLRN
10 July 2017

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Iraq: “Mosul Is Completely Destroyed”
By :Igor Kossov, The Atlantic
10 July 2017
The impossible task of rebuilding the recently reclaimed city     ERBIL—When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in western Mosul to declare its liberation from the Islamic State, he was surrounded by mountains of rubble and shattered stone—all that remains of the majority of the once-great city.   Rebuilding Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, will
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Document Title

Publication Date

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

23 April 2018

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

Vienna, “Menschenrechte in der Stadt: Eine Stadt für Alle (English version)

19 December 2014

Gwangju Human Rights Charter (Korean Language)

21 May 2012

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (Arabic version)

20 June 2005

Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities (English version)

20 June 2005

European Charter for the Safeguarding of Human Rights in the City

18 May 2000

Declaración de Estambul sobre los Asentamientos Humanos y Programa de Hábitat, A/CONF.65/14

14 June 1996

La Déclaration d`Istanbul sur les etablissements humains et le Programme pour l`habitat, A/CONF.65/14

14 June 1996

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996

NGO Treaty on Urbanisation. Towards Just Democratic and Sustainable Cities, Towns and Villages

16 June 1992



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