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HIC Statement to the High-level Political Forum 2020
Today, Habitat International Coalition (HIC) and its Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) subnitted a one-page statement to the UN High-Level Political Form (HLPF), which will convene at UN Headquarters on 7 to 16 July 2020, in order to review states` progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Source HIC-HLRN (08 June 2020)
Call for U.S. to Quit Saudi Neom Project
American consulting firm must withdraw support from human rights-violating megaproject in Saudi Arabia     The Boston Consulting Group’s unlawful involvement in Saudi Arabia’s NEOM megaproject was the subject of an open letter endorsed by twelve human rights organizations, including the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), sent to the Group on
Source Various international civil society organizations (02 June 2020)
World Distracted, Amazon Keeps Burning
With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn   Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of this year, with 1,202 square kilometres of forest wiped out   That was a 55 per cent increase from the same period last year, and the highest figure for
Source Agence France-Presse (09 May 2020)
Get "Land Times" No. 19
While most of you are staying home, HIC’s Housing and Land Rights Network (HIC-HLRN) offers you its 19th issue of Land Times, bringing you up to date on the struggles over land toward greater equity, spatial and distributive justice. While these struggles persist even in the best of times, this
Source HIC-HLRN (28 April 2020)
One Species Responsible for COVID-19 - Us
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)   COVID-19 stimulus measures must save lives, protect livelihoods, and safeguard nature to reduce the risk of future pandemics     There is a single species that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic - us. As with the climate and biodiversity crises, recent pandemics are
Source Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz, Eduardo Brondizio[1] and Peter Daszak[2] (27 April 2020)
Palestine/Israel: CSOs Urge Prisoners’ Release
On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Civil Society Calls for Urgent Release of Palestinian Prisoners and Detainees in Israeli Prisons     As we mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day this year, Palestinian prisoners and detainees face the additional threat of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Israeli prisons and detention centers. While governments around the world are
Source Civil society organizations (18 April 2020)
BADIL Palestinian Rights Course
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights   BADIL`s second International Mobilization Course: The Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, West Bank, Palestine, 17 July - 28 July 2020. This course is an opportunity for international advocates, activists, mobilizers, policy officers and interested individuals, to gain a deeper understanding of a human
Source BADIL (10 April 2020)
COVID-19: Solidarity with Food Producers
The COVID19 crisis is rapidly expanding and deepening, highlighting and exacerbating existing inequalities including wealth, health, race and gender. In many countries it will develop into a deep social and economic crisis where the most vulnerable will again suffer the most – with no access to healthcare, losing their jobs
Source HIC-HLRN, IPC (07 April 2020)
Palestine: Land Day (joint statement)
On Land Day, Civil Society Urges Accountability and the End to Israel’s Illegal Closure of Gaza   For the past two years,[1] Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip have gathered on a near-weekly basis to participate in the Great Return March demonstrations at the Gaza perimeter fence, calling for an end to
Source NGOs (30 March 2020)
South Africa: Evictions Despite Moratorium
Evictions continue in Durban despite the national moratorium     The national government made a clear promise that there would be no evictions during the national shutdown implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus. However, today, at around 12:30, Calvin Security returned to the Ekuphumeleleni settlement in Mariannhill, which falls under
Source Abahlali baseMjondolo (29 March 2020)


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