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Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security
BUENOS AIRES—In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet’s arable land, and one-third of its fresh water reserves, a number of factors contribute to soil degradation and to a rural exodus that compromises food security in a not-so-unlikely future.   These figures, and the warning,
Source Fabiana Frayssinet, Inter Press Service (22 June 2017)
 
HIC, CSOs Brace for NUA Implementation
    Civil society taking strategic ‘breath’ amid pause on New Urban Agenda     NAIROBI—For the global urban movement, the dust is still settling from last year’s global Habitat III summit, the one time every two decades that the world’s attention turns to its cities.   The October approval of the New Urban Agenda, a 20-year
Source Gregory Scruggs, Citiscope (14 June 2017)
 
HIC, CSOs Brace for NUA Implementation
    Civil society taking strategic ‘breath’ amid pause on New Urban Agenda     NAIROBI—For the global urban movement, the dust is still settling from last year’s global Habitat III summit, the one time every two decades that the world’s attention turns to its cities.   The October approval of the New Urban Agenda, a 20-year
Source Gregory Scruggs, Citiscope (14 June 2017)
 
NUA Reporting in 2018 Crucial
2018 reporting period will prove critical for New Urban Agenda, advocates say         Labels NAIROBI—Although 2017 is not yet halfway over, advocates for the New Urban Agenda on sustainable cities already are looking to next year as critical for embedding the agreement aims among national governments.   That’s because the recent Habitat III conference set
Source Gregory Scruggs, Citiscope (11 May 2017)
 
Al Haq Announces 3rd Summer School
Al Haq, a HIC Member organization in Palestine, has announced its third International Law Summer School for international post-graduate law students and legal researchers in Ramallah, Occupied Palestine on 08 August - 22 August 2017.   The fourteen-day summer school offers a curriculum covering the following topics:   • Al Haq’s mandate and
Source (02 May 2017)
 
UNESCO Denounces Jerusalem Occupation
On Israel’s Independence Day, the executive board of the UN education, science and cultural agency slams Israel for “persistent excavations, tunneling, works and projects in East Jerusalem” and calls on the occupying power to end projects aimed at altering “character and status of the Holy City.”         UNESCO`s executive board has passed
Source Al Jazeera (02 May 2017)
 
Palestine: Prisoner`s Living Conditions
On the occasion of the Palestinian prisoners’ ongoing hunger strike, we remind readers that persons incarcerated and deprived of their freedom also have the human right to adequate housing. Their steadfastness is inextricable from the wider struggle of the Palestinian people to defend and recover their land from foreign colonization.
Source HLRN (02 May 2017)
 
India: Landless Women Attacked in Odisha
The powers that be in Sipasarubali, Odisha work to take over forest land to build a beach resort, villagers who are trying to fight them are under attack.     Puri, Odisha: On April 28, a friend and I went to Gola and Gopinathpur villages in Odisha to meet activists who, in the early 1990s, had
Source Ranjana Padhi, The Wire (02 May 2017)
 
Panel Probes Confusion over NUA Implementation
Panel’s formation marks turning point in confusion over New Urban Agenda (NUA) implementation and monitoring     Almost six months after the United Nations adopted a new 20-year urbanization strategy, UN Secretary General António Guterres this week made his first official pronouncement on cities.   As part of the ongoing effort to reshape how urban issues
Source Gregory Scruggs, CItiscope (13 April 2017)
 
Dangerous Liaisons: French Banks & Israeli Colonies
Report reveals links between five French banks and insurance companies and the Israeli settlements     PARIS—Several organisations (Association France Palestine Solidarité, CCFD - Terre Solidaire, Fair Finance France, FIDH, LDH, Solidaires, CGT and Al-Haq) are publishing a report today on French banks’ dangerous liaisons with the Israeli settlement enterprise. The report highlights
Source Association France Palestine Solidarité, CCFD - Terre Solidaire, Fair Finance France, FIDH, LDH, Solidaires, CGT and Al-Haq (27 March 2017)
 


   
 


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