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  • Briefing Note: Human Rights Up Front

    Human Rights up Front speaks to the essence of the United Nations. It is a lens through which the Organization will examine and respond to threats of serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law and...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Briefing Note: HRBA Monitoring and Evaluation

    Human rights-based monitoring has two major objectives: (1) to help identify, on an ongoing basis, the areas on which duty-bearers may need to concentrate, or to which it may need to redirect its attention if its targets...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Briefing Note: Fit for purpose

    The High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) have identified Human Rights as one of five interlinked elements that are critical to make the UN “fit for purpose” in achieving the...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Assessing the Impact of Eviction: Handbook

    Every year, millions of people around the world are either threatened by evictions or are actually unlawfully evicted.

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Women and housing: Towards inclusive Cities

    This publication explores the complex terrain of diverse women’s unrealized right to adequate housing and the consequent negative implications for urban sustainability.

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Forced Evictions: Fact Sheet No. 25/Rev.1

    Every year, millions of people around the world are threatened by evictions or forcibly evicted, often leaving them homeless, landless, and living in extreme poverty and destitution. Forced evictions commonly result in severe trauma and set back...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • The Right to Adequate Housing: Fact Sheet No. 21/Rev.1

    International human rights law recognizes everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate housing. Despite the central place of this right within the global legal system, well over a billion people are not adequately housed....

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Human Rights mainstreaming in UN-Habitat

    UN-Habitat commenced cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as early as 2002 to work together for the comprehensive and progressive realization of Housing Rights under the auspices of the joint United Nations Housing Rights...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • Human rights

    Human Rights, including the rights to adequate housing and safe water and sanitation are contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights instruments, including  the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Introduction

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Frameworks

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Finance

    REALISING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION: A HANDBOOK BY THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE Financing, budgeting and budget tracking for the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Services

    REALISING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION: A HANDBOOK BY THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE Planning processes, service providers, service levels and settlements

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Monitoring

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Monitoring compliance with the human rights to...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Justice

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Access to justice for violations of the...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Principles

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Principles

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Checklists

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Sources

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook.Glossary, bibliography and index.

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Housing Indigenous Peoples in Cities: Urban Policy Guides for Indigenous Peoples

    The lack of recognition of the right of self-determination and the large-scale dispossession and degradation of their lands, resources and territories has had a devastating effect on indigenous peoples’ livelihoods, cultures and overall socio-economic conditions.

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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  • A rights-based approach to urban development – Urban Jonsson, the Owls

    Urban Jonson – Executive Director at The Owls and former regional director of UNICEF, in this lecture outlines a human rights based approach to sustainable urban development. Starting from the basic premise that ‘all humans are born...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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