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HIC Responds to Habitat III’s Revised Zero Draft
The following are Habitat International Coalition`s comments on the revised zero draft of the Habitat III outcome documents, submitted to the Habitat III Secretariat on 28 June 2016:     Habitat International Coalition was born out of, and—for two generations now—has faithfully upheld the Habitat Agenda as a cornerstone of its global platform.
Source HIC-HLRN (28 June 2016)
Demise of World Bank Accountability
A forthcoming article in the American University International Law Review(AUILR) addressed “The Demise of Accountability at the World Bank?” The article by Natalie Bugalski, of Inclusive Development,  examines recent trends in the accountability system at the World Bank, including the proposed Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and developments at the
Source HIC-HLRN (22 June 2016)
Israel: Water as a Tool to Dominate Palestinians
Israel deliberately denies Palestinians control over their water sources and sets the ground for water domination.   Occupied West Bank—As temperatures rise and summer months approach, yet again this year, thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are being deprived of their most basic need - access to water - as
Source Camilla Corradin, Al Jazeera (20 June 2016)
Right to the City @ the UN
Right to the City is widely supported in the open-ended informal Habitat III consultations at UN Headquarters   Last week in New York, proponents advocated the adoption of the Right to the City in New Habitat Agenda in all informal hearings that the UN conducted in preparation for Habitat III (United Nations
Source HIC-HLRN (12 June 2016)
New Policy on Smallholders` Market Access
The Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Connecting Smallholders to Markets of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) convened from 8-9 June 2016, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in Rome, Italy. Building on the outcomes of the 2015 High-Level Forum on
Source CFS (09 June 2016)
Lebanon CSOs Put Demands to WHS
Over 50 Lebanon-based civil society organizations (CSOs) have addressed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the context of the First World Humanitarian Summit, appealing to world leaders to exercise “one humanity” and “shared responsibility,” as proposed in his report to the Summit.   To this end, the CSOs have issued four key
Source HIC-HLRN (24 May 2016)
Turkish Govt. Seizes All Diyarbakır Churches
The Turkish government has seized six Christian churches   President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken control of six churches in the war-torn southeastern city of Diyarbakır in his latest move to squash freedom of speech and religious movement.    The state-sanctioned seizure is just the latest in a number of worrying developments to come
Source Nick Gutteridge, Daily Express (London) (22 April 2016)
"Right to the City" Movement Goes Global
Right to the city: can this growing social movement win over city officials?   From the Taksim Square and Nuit Debout protests to bank takeovers in Barcelona and women’s workshops in Delhi, the pressure for more inclusive cities is mounting. As the UN gears up for Habitat III, will governments listen?   On
Source Francesca Perry, The Guardian (19 April 2016)
Apply for ECCHR Legal Scholarship
Call for Applications: Scholarship for ECCHR`s Legal Training Program   Starting a career in international human rights work can require more than just having the requisite passion, motivation and skills. The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung, the scholarship sponsor, recognize this. There continue to
Source ECCHR (14 April 2016)
World Bank Accountability @ Spring Meetings
World Bank Accountability on Forced Resettlements Must be a Priority at Its Spring Meetings                                                                                                             Oakland, CA—World Bank accountability on forced resettlements resulting from its programs must be front and center at its spring meetings, taking place this week in Washington DC.   Between 2004 and 2013, nearly 3.4 million people were physically or economically
Source Oakland Institute (12 April 2016)


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