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New Landless Constituency
The number of people considered landless number in the hundreds of millions across all                regions. In India, for example, as many as 307 million rural people are considered landless. In Bangladesh, almost 4.5 million are landless. Landless People`s Movement of South Africa is composed of rural people and people
Source Hic-HLRN (23 March 2017)
 
UN Official Quits over Israeli "Apartheid" Report
A new report of the UN Economic and Social Council for Western Asia (ESCWA) has analyzed the institutionalized material discrimination that Israel practices against the Palestinian people as a form of apartheid. While this analysis is not new and has been upheld by numerous legal scholars, as well as UN
Source HIC-HLRN (18 March 2017)
 
Bali Meeting Tackles Oceans’ Plastic Pollution
UNEP and Indonesia launch campaign to solve global issue of massive amounts of plastic ending up in oceans.     NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia—The sun is peeking from over the horizon, greeting early morning beach-dwellers to the sounds of crashing waves, the feel of tropical humidity and the sight of an entire beach
Source Al Jazeera (26 February 2017)
 
Palestine UNSR Urges SC to End Colonies
West Bank: United Nations Special Rapporteur urges the security council to stop illegal settlements   GENEVA—United Nations Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk has called on the United Nations Security Council and the General Assembly to explore effective diplomatic and political measures to ensure Israeli compliance with Security Council resolution 2334, which
Source OHCHR (03 February 2017)
 
EU’s Biggest Pension Funds Invest Big in Colonies
Europe’s largest pension funds heavily invested in illegal Israeli settler colonies.   Europe’s five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies with business activities in and around illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. This is at odds with United Nations guidelines, clear warnings from 18 European countries, and undermines
Source Mikkel Bahl, Hanan Chemlali & Kristoffer Marslev, Danwatch (31 January 2017)
 
World Bank’s Agriculture Initiative Criticized
Civil society has called on the World Bank to terminate its Enabling the Business of Agriculture initiative. In mid-January, 157 organisations and individuals sent a letter to World Bank president Jim Yong Kim calling for the termination of the Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture initiative (EBA, see Bulletin May 2014,
Source Brettonwoods Project (18 January 2017)
 
Mexico: Expelled Christians Forced to Live in Wine Cellar
A year after seven Christian families were forced from their homes in a village in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, the 30 Christians are currently being housed in a wine cellar. Following their eviction on 26 January 2016, based on the results of a popular vote in which almost 2,000 residents elected
Source World Watch Monitor (17 January 2017)
 
New Year Message: Remembering Palestine
As the world embarks on the New Year 2017, after crowning a series of global policy summits by adopting a new agenda at Habitat III (October 2016),[1] we turn our attentions to implementing, monitoring and evaluating the performance of a new layer of norms. That new standard coexists beside other
Source Joseph Schechla, HIC-HLRN (01 January 2017)
 
UNSC Votes to End Israeli Settler Colonies
It was the first time in eight years that the UN Security Council had passed a resolution condemning Israel’s illegal construction of settler colonies in occupied Palestine. The vote came on Friday, following an unprecedented intervention of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that had U.S. President-elect Donald Trump "advising" Egyptian
Source HIC-HLRN (24 December 2016)
 
Homelessness: Not Just a Christmas Crisis
The Guardian view on homelessness: not just a Christmas crisis. The following is an editorial     For a few days over Christmas, a massive effort by charities such as Crisis and the volunteers they recruit tries to offer something like festive cheer for thousands of people who might otherwise have been sleeping
Source The Guardian (21 December 2016)
 


   
 


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