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German Firm’s Crimes against Palestinians
German firm escalates its war crimes against Palestinians     German construction giant HeidelbergCement is expanding its plunder of Palestinian resources, a war crime punishable under German and international law.   HeidelbergCement operates a stone quarry in the occupied West Bank without permission of the Palestinians.   After exhausting the Nahal Raba quarry, the Israeli army has
Source Adri Nieuwhof Rights and Accountability (10 June 2019)
 
More US Jews Support Quitting WB Colonies
Growing Number of U.S. Jews Support Evacuation of All West Bank Settlements, Survey Finds. AJC poll exposes deepening divide between American and Israeli Jews on issues like Trump`s policies and the importance of “caring about Israel.”     Fewer American Jews consider “caring about Israel” an important part of being Jewish, a
Source Judy Maltz, Haaretz (02 June 2019)
 
A New UN Habitat Stakeholder Compact
A group of stakeholder organizations in cooperation with UN Habitat have issued a vision statement for what they are calling a “new stakeholder compact” for implementing the New Urban Agenda (2016) in line with the global Sustainable Development Goals. On 30 May 2019, the stakeholders issued their declaration in a
Source HIC-HLRN (30 May 2019)
 
HRBA at UN Habitat Assembly
“Human Rights-based Approaches to Meeting Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda Targets for Women, Youth and Children” UN Habitat Assembly, 29 May 2019, 13:15–14:45, United Nations at Nairobi, Classroom 6   Featuring presentations by panelists from University of East London, UN Habitat, Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network, Huairou Commission,
Source HIC-HLRN (29 May 2019)
 
"People-centered Partnership" @ 1st UNHA
isions of People-centered Partnership”: HIC-HLRN at the first UN Habitat Assembly, Nairobi, May 2019     NAIROBI—On 27 May 2019, Habitat International Coalition – Housing and Land Rights Network organized a side event at the first UN Habitat Assembly (Nairobi) in collaboration with UN Habitat’s stakeholder Youth Caucus. The inter-active event sought to
Source HIC-HLRN (28 May 2019)
 
Zimbabwe Farmers Hawking to Survive
Zimbabwe’s Resettled Farmers Hawking Cigarettes to Survive     MARONDERA, Zimbabwe—Subsistence farmer Rogers Hove proudly brandishes a worn-out letter for his five-hectare piece of land he obtained from government following the chaotic land seizures from white commercial farmers over two decades ago. What matters most to him, he says, “is to see my
Source Jeffrey Moyo, IPS (28 May 2019)
 
World Bank’s Attack on Small Farmers
Editor`s Note:   “Enabling the Business of Agriculture,” promoted by the World Bank, and now enhanced with a new sub-indicator on land policy, is presented as a way to advance agricultural development, particularly in Africa. In reality, notes a new report from the Oakland Institute, it gives an additional push to a
Source AfricaFocus Bulletin (27 May 2019)
 
USA: HUD Discriminates against Transgender Homeless
HUD moves to allow discrimination against homeless transgender people.  The proposal, included in the department’s spring rule list out Wednesday, contradicts a pledge that HUD Secretary Ben Carson made to lawmakers just yesterday.     The Department of Housing and Urban Development is moving to roll back protections for homeless transgender people by
Source Katy O`Donnell, Politico (22 May 2019)
 
EU Partners with Israeli War-crime Financier
The European Union is expanding its partnership with Bank Leumi, a major financier of Israeli settler colonies on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.     The EU claims to oppose Israel’s construction of settlements in the occupied territories, a war crime.   However, on Monday, Emanuele Giaufret, the EU ambassador in Tel Aviv,
Source Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada (21 May 2019)
 
HIC Urges Clarity on UN Habitat Civic Engagement
Habitat International Coalition has issued an open letter to UN Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohammed Sharif, calling for clarity in the intended—and indispensable—cooperation of civil society and other stakeholders with the reforming agency.   Since the UN Members States’ adoption of the “New Urban Agenda” as UN Habitat’s normative framework in 2016
Source HIC-HLRN (17 May 2019)
 


   
 


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