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Two MSc students address “Cities for Adequate Housing” implementation after a fellowship agreement between the UCLG-CSIPDHR and UCL’s Development Planning Unit

Exploring rooms for maneuver at local governments’ hands to implement the Cities for Adequate Housing Declaration and supporting young researchers in their academic projects on the right to housing and the right to the city. These were the two main goals of the fellowship agreement between the UCLG-CSIPDHR and the Development Planning Unit (DPU) of… Read more »

The UCLG-CSIPDHR contributed to the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing on “COVID-19 and the Right to Housing”

Building on the outcomes of various events organized these last months as well as the practical experience of members, the UCLG-CSIPDHR sent a formal contribution to the report the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing is developing to address the impact of COVID-19 on the right to housing. The CSIPDHR contribution contains a compilation of… Read more »

UCLG Community of Practice on Housing: Assessing ways to advance the right to housing in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic’s aftermath

The UCLG Community of Practice on Housing meet last May 22 to showcase the latest developments face to COVID-19 by signatory cities of the “Cities for Adequate Housing” Declaration. The meeting offered an opportunity to explore shared challenges and policies put in place these last months, as well as a platform for reflecting on housing’s… Read more »

Call for contributions to the next UN Report on the Right to Housing and COVID-19

The recently nominated UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Balakrishnan Rajagopal has launched a call for contributions to his next report to the UN General Assembly (October 2020) on “COVID-19 and the right to housing”. Local and regional governments are encouraged to send their contribution to this report, in order to showcase both… Read more »

Local authorities are already addressing housing-related challenges face to COVID-19: Live Learning Experience #BeyondTheOutbreak

Last 1st April, UCLG and the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights (CSIPDHR) co-organized alongside UN Habitat and Metropolis a new session of its Live Learning Experience on COVID-19 and local governments, focused this time on the links between the current health crisis and the housing crisis. The session gathered more than… Read more »

A new set of UN Guidelines for the Implementation of the Right to Housing has been presented by Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing Leilani Farha presented last 5 March her last report to the Human Rights Council, containing a set of guidelines for the implementation of the right to housing. This report is the culmination of Rapporteur Farha’s 6 years’ mandate, which has been marked by her worldwide promotion… Read more »

Special Session on the Future of Housing held in the framework of the UCLG World Congress (Durban, South Africa)

Source: UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights The 2019 edition of the UCLG Congress, held in the South African city of Durban from 11 to 15 November, has provided local governments gathered in the framework of the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights (UCLG CSIPDHR) with a… Read more »

Special Session on the Right to Housing in Asia held in the context of the WHRCF of Gwangju (South Korea)

Source: UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights From 30 September to 2 October, the City of Gwangju became once more the beating heart of the global human rights cities movement after hosting the 9th edition of the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF). In its 2019 edition, local government, civil society… Read more »

Fostering the alliance between local governments and civil society on community-led housing

Source: UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights / UCLG-CSIPDHR From May 31 to June 3, the city of Geneva hosted the annual meeting of the “CoHabitat network”: A civil society initiative gathering community-led housing organizations and allies from across the world, who work, in its own words, to secure housing rights… Read more »

Urban 20 cities call on the G20 national governments to ensure adequate housing for all

Last 21-22 May, the largest cities of G20 countries – a group known as the Urban 20 (U20) – gathered in Tokyo to convey their joint position to the G20 in a form of a Communiqué. U20 cities urged national leaders of the world’s largest economies to support local governments in ensuring access of all… Read more »

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