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EU Warns Israel: Razing Khan al-Ahmar War Crime
European Parliament warns: Eviction, demolition of Khan al-Ahmar would be a war crime. Resolution passed on Thursday calls EU to demand compensation from Israeli government for aid funds invested in the West Bank Bedouin village, demands cessation of “policy of threats of demolition.”     The European Parliament passed a resolution Thursday calling
Source Noa Landau, Haaretz (13 September 2018)
CSO Contributions Undermined at HLPF
Unanswered Questions: How Civil Society’s Contributions to Sustainable Development are Undermined at the HLPF. Civil society are often on the frontlines, protecting the most vulnerable in our societies as well as our natural resources– vital work that must be protected and not attacked. Governments should be mindful of their commitments
Source Lynn Wagner, Civicus (03 August 2018)
Kenya: Inhabitants Seek Protection from Evictions
Residents of more than six Nairobi estates yesterday sought to stop their eviction by the government. Houses are to be demolished today in Kaloleni, Makongeni, Mbotela, Mutindwa, Dandora and Kenyatta University villages, Lang’ata and Wilson-South C link road reserve.   Moses Nyakiongora served residents with the notice on July 19. He is the
Source Jillo Kadida, The Star (01 August 2018)
Progress in Land Indicators
This July is the first time the United Nations will review the progress made towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 15, which is about Life on Land. Each goal will be reviewed about every four years until 2030.   The reviews will be based on the 10 indicators countries agreed on, that assess change in
Source Oumar Sylla and Everlyne Nairesiae (30 July 2018)
Laos: “Substandard construction” Causes Dam Collapse
Minister says “substandard construction” caused Laos dam to collapse. 25,000 people evacuated.    The collapse of Laos dam that triggered massive flooding and devastation was due to "substandard construction," the country`s Minister of Energy and Mines said Thursday.   According to the state-run Laos News Agency, Minister Khammany Inthirath told reporters at a news
Source Kocha Olarn, Sandi Sidhu and Ben Westcott, CNN (27 July 2018)
New UN Habitat Deputy Appointed
Secretary-General Appoints Victor Kisob of Cameroon Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme     United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Victor Kisob of Cameroon as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). He succeeds Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of Rwanda, to whom
Source UN-Habitat (25 July 2018)
Palestine: Israel’s Demolishing Khan al-Ahmar
Despite international condemnations, Israel prepares to demolish Khan al-Ahmar   KHAN AL-AHMAR, occupied West Bank, Palestine—Scenes of destruction and despair spread over the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar on Wednesday, as armed Israeli forces arrived at the village’s entrance with bulldozers.   The nightmare that the village’s 200 residents had feared for over
Source Akram Al-Wa`ra, Mondoweiss (05 July 2018)
Vacancy announcement - Programme Officer
Habitat International Coalition (HIC) is an international collective of civil society organizations, social movements and individuals that mobilizes and advocates, defends and promotes the full implementation and enforceability of the human rights of homeless, evicted, displaced, landless and inadequately housed people and communities, including those under occupation, in urban and
Source HIC-HLRN (28 June 2018)
World Bank Evaluation: Things Fall Apart
World Bank failing to follow watchdog advice, says IEG report     WASHINGTON — World Bank managers are failing to properly implement, and in some cases ignoring, the recommendations of its own independent watchdog, according to evaluators.   In a report presented Thursday, the Independent Evaluation Group, the body tasked with evaluating the performance of all parts of the World
Source Sophie Edwards, Devex (18 June 2018)
HIC-HLRN at UN Human Rights Council on Gaza
Statement by Habitat International Coalition Joseph Schechla, coordinator of Housing and Land Rights Network 28th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council (90-second limit)   Thank you, Mr. Chairman.   Israel’s latest atrocity against the Palestinian people epitomizes an unbroken chain of human rights abuses, and likewise flouts other legal regimes devised to uphold the
Source HIC-HLRN (18 May 2018)


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