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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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Housing and Land Rights in South Africa’s UPR
By :HIC side event
23 September 2022
Housing and Land Rights ahead of South Africa’s UPR The upcoming Universal Periodic Review of South Africa and the current Human Rights Council 51st session should focus on the human rights to adequate housing and land rights and protection of their defenders   Date: 30 September 2022 Time: 10:00 - 11:00 In person: Room XXV,
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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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Petition for UN to Divest from Bolloré Group
By :Oakland Institute
14 February 2022
While the United Nations works to fight poverty and hunger, UN organizations such as the UNDP, WFP and UNICEF show a striking lack of due diligence when choosing contractors such as the French Bolloré Group. Bolloré`s subsidiary Socfin is accused of corruption and land grabbing. Tell the UN to drop
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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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China Housing Market Slumps Again
By :Martin Farrer, The Guardian
15 December 2021
China housing market slumps again as another developer runs into trouble House prices, sales and construction all fell in November as Shimao Group shares plunge and Beijing assesses what to do with Evergrande     China’s giant housing market has continued to decline in the past month and another major developer showed signs of
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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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Land, Women and Socio-Economic Development in the Arab Region: A Literature Review
By :Joseph Schechla
18 April 2021

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Why Reject Land Privatization
By :Oakland Institute
25 February 2021
This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land     Today, the Oakland Institute releases This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatization of Customary Land, an educational resource that debunks myths used for privatizing land around the world, while providing facts on how customary tenure systems are critical to
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Digitalization Blocks Access to Land
By :FIAN
31 January 2021
Digital Technologies Block Access to Land   Despite promises to fix unjust land governance, a new study shows that digital technologies can further land grabbing and inequality.   As corporate giants discuss “Tech for Good” at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, recent findings show that *digitalization may increase existing inequalities. A
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Documents (23)

Document Title

Publication Date

Zimbabwe Technical Workshop Report

08 December 2020

Interpreting the Human Right to Land within ICESCR

03 April 2020

Land Inequality Framing Document

30 October 2019

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

23 April 2018

Human Rights Habitat Observatory

10 July 2017

“Spotlight” on UN High-Level Forum, SDGs

10 July 2017

Alternativas desde la sociedad civil hacia Hábitat III,

12 August 2016

What Papua New Guinea Said

26 July 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

Nothing about Us, without Us, Is for Us!

26 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

HIC Comments on Habitat III Issue Papers

31 July 2015

National Habitat III Parallel-reporting Tool

20 July 2015

Principios Básicos de Habitat III

16 April 2015

أساسيات الموئل الثالث

16 April 2015

المبادئ الخاصة بإستثمات الارشيدة في الزراعة واانظم الغذئية

18 October 2014

“De Vancouver 1976 a Vancouver 2006: Una revisión critica desde la perspectiva no gubernamental”

01 October 2008

A Função Social da Propriedade

01 November 2001

A Doutrina da Função Social da Propriedade

01 March 2000

Constructing a New Social Alternative

03 February 1996

Land. That’s What Habitat Was About

23 June 1976



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