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HIC-HLRN Issues Habitat III Inputs
Today, HIC-HLRN has responded to UN-Habitat’s survey for Participation of Local Authorities and Other Habitat Agenda Partners in the Habitat III Preparatory Process. In a 5 June 2014 letter, Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Secretary-General of the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development
Source HIC-HLRN (30 June 2014)
 
Just out: A4A Draft on Food Security in Crises
The First Draft of the FAO’s Committee on Global Food Security (CFS) Agenda for Action for Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises (CFS-A4A) is now available in all UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese).       The Appendices/reference documents of this document also will be available shortly in all
Source HIC-HLRN (25 June 2014)
 
France Warns "No deals with Israeli colonies"
The French government released a public message to its citizens Tuesday warning against conducting business or investing in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights.   The French Foreign Ministry wrote in the statement that under international law the settlements are illegal, and therefore doing business with
Source Aron Dónzis and Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel (25 June 2014)
 
Just out: A4A Draft on Food Security in Crises
The First Draft of the FAO’s Committee on Global Food Security (CFS) Agenda for Action for Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises (CFS-A4A) is now available in all UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese).   The Appendices/reference documents of this document also will be available shortly in all languages
Source HIC-HLRN (25 June 2014)
 
Election of Representative to HIC Board - MENA 2014
The term of HIC Middle East/North Africa Representative, Ms. Rajaa’ Al-Kassab (RFWAR - Morocco), and Alternate Mr. Yahia Khawaldeh (Dana and Qadisiyah Local Community Cooperative - Jordan) will expire in June 2014. The Electoral Committee (CE) is composed of 3 members: Ms. Shereen Talaat (Egyptian Center for Civil and Legislative
Source (25 June 2014)
 
Call to Nominate HIC-MENA Representatives to HIC Board
HIC MENA Region is currently undergoing the renewal of its representatives at the Board. Nomination of candidates is now open. Please send the nomination of your candidates at the Electoral Committee (ec.mena2014@hic-net.org) guiding the Election process before July 13th, 2014. General Dispositions: (HIC Constitution, Article 9.2) “Regional members are elected through
Source (25 June 2014)
 
Habitat III Expectations: Civil Society Speaks
Civic participation in, and the normative framework of global urban policy have evolved since 1976, but not always progressively.   How has civil society contributed to the Habitat Agenda process and content?   Is this dynamic advancing or regressing since 1976 …since 1996?   How do civil organizations perceive this dynamic unfolding toward 2016?   What does civil
Source HIC-HLRN (20 June 2014)
 
Sustainable Development Goals Revealed
A long-awaited set of sustainable development goals were released on Tuesday. They are meant to inform high-level negotiations for a post-2015 global development framework which will kick into high gear this September during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.   The draft by a U.N.-appointed open working group contains 17 goals, more than
Source Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex (04 June 2014)
 
Leilani Farha, New UN Special Rapporteur
OTTAWA—Ottawa’s Leilani Farha, a lawyer and anti-poverty activist, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing.   Farha, executive director of Canada Without Poverty, learned of her appointment Wednesday, which also happened to be her birthday.   Farha holds a law degree and a master’s degree in social work from the University of
Source Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen (12 May 2014)
 
Massive Displacement in South Kordofan
Government forces are making one final push to capture territory before seasonal rains make troop and vehicle movement impossible.   After nearly a month of blanket shelling and pillaging in nearby Rashad and Abbasiya, a Rapid Support Force unit captured Abri, just south of Delami on April. The RSF unit is
Source Nuba Reports (30 April 2014)
 


   
 


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