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"Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion": HIC side event during the Commission for Social Development in New York
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01-10-2019

The African representative of HIC's Board Dr. Mrs Ifeyinwa Ofong and Habitat International Coalition General Secretariat are organizing a side event titled "Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion: Housing and evictions, Extractive Industries and land grabbing".

The United Nations 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development that takes place between the 11th-21st of February in New York will be a perfect occasion to analyze habitat rights challenges. For this reason HIC organizes a side event to contribute to the policy process of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, whose priority theme in this year’s 57th session will be "Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies.”

The side event will highlight inequality and social exclusion as it relates to evictions, land, social injustices and gender inequality, issues that HIC has been dealing with over the past 40 years. Under the title: "Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion: Housing and evictions, Extractive Industries and land grabbing” the event will discuss human rights violations related to housing and land, in particular forced evictions, while it will explore the community ownership of land and housing cooperatives as an alternative to the private ownership of land and housing.

Housing, evictions and other challenges for habitat rights in the African context

The final program is being drafted by the African representative of HIC's Board Dr. Mrs Ifeyinwa Ofong together with the Habitat International Coalition General Secretariat (HIC GS), the main organisers of the event. On this line, the discussion will be focused in African countries and on the negative impacts of extractive and mining industries seeking to divert its profits to local populations through adequate taxation as well as to minimize land grabbing.

The final program will be distributed shortly.

For more info:

  1. Commission for Social Development Fifty-seventh session: Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies 
  2. Women in Development and Environment (WorldWIDE Network: Nigeria) 
  3. Press release about 2018's Commission for Social Development’s side event on poverty eradication 

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Tags
• Global Themes   • Housing and Land Rights Violations   • Right to the City   • Social Production of Habitat / People's housing process   
 
   
 


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