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CSOs Oppose Privatization Post-2015
After a lengthy process of consultation and deliberation, talks over the post-2015 sustainable development agenda are now moving into the cut and thrust of practical negotiation. As the process enters this more overtly political phase, there is a very real threat that the voice of powerful actors, especially those from
Source CESR (11 April 2014)
Habitat III Expectations @ WUF7
The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition (HIC-HLRN) is organizing a networking event at the World Urban Forum 7, Medellín, Colombia to present civil society´s expectations and needs from the process and outcomes of the global Habitat III Conference in 2016. The networking event will take place
Source HIC-HLRN (08 April 2014)
HIC and Local Authorities Seek WUF-7 Correction
    Joint Declaration of Habitat International Coalition (HIC), the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights of UCLG,[1] the Forum of Peripheral Local Authorities (FALP) and Mercociudades regarding the 7th World Urban Forum   4 April 2014   From 5 to 11 April 2014 will take place in Medellin (Colombia) the seventh edition
Source HIC-UCLG-Mercociudades-FALP (04 April 2014)
Muslim Women`s Access to Land & Property
With an estimated 2% of the land registered in the name of women globally, access to land for `the better half` of the world remains a challenge. Change requires shifting the mind set of women, men, communities, policy and law makers, land administrators, planners, researchers, civil society groups, traditional and
Source GLTN & HIC-HLRN (08 March 2014)
Cyprus Votes to Sell off Assets
The Cypriot parliament has approved a roadmap for privatisations, averting a showdown with international lenders insisting on state sell-offs as part of a $13.77bn bailout package.   In a show of hands on Tuesday, 30 politicians in the 56-member parliament endorsed a guideline for asset sales, a day before a deadline for
Source Al Jazeera (04 March 2014)
National Union of Algerian Farmers Hold 8th Mtg.
ALGIERS—General Secretary of the National Union of Algerian Farmers (UNPA), Mohamed Alioui declared Saturday in Algiers that "peace and security recovery benefited the farmers after President Bouteflika helped end terrorism."   Speaking during the works of the 8th Congress of UNPA, attended by Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, and members of government, Alioui
Source UNPA (01 March 2014)
Israel-Romania Row over oPt Colonies
A diplomatic spat has erupted between Israel and Romania after Bucharest reportedly refused to allow Romanian construction workers to be employed in settlements being built in the occupied West Bank.   The row, reported by Israel`s military radio on Tuesday, comes in the wake of tensions between Israel and the European Union
Source AlJazeera (11 December 2013)
WTO Conceding to Vital Food Subsidies?
BALI, Indonesia—A possible World Trade Organization deal is moving closer to approval after one of the biggest holdups on food subsidies was set aside following hours of global negotiations that went late into the night. Trade ministers came to the summit on Indonesia`s Bali island with little hope that a slimmed-down
Source (06 December 2013)
New On-line Displacement Research Platform
CAMBRIDGE MA—MIT’s Displacement Research & Action Network (“The Network”) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website http://displacement.mit.edu. The site is a collaboration of academics from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Harvard, Northeastern and New York University (NYU); and activists
Source MIT (05 December 2013)
CSOs to UN: Bind TNCs to Human Rights
BANGKOK—Over one hundred civil society organizations and social movements have publicly joined the growing call for States to begin taking steps toward establishing a binding international treaty to deal with corporate human rights abuses. The statement coincides with the beginning of the second annual UN Forum on Business & Human
Source HIC-HLRN (04 December 2013)


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