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Tens of Thousands of World Citizens Unite Online to Debate Urban Sustainability Issues, 1–3 December 2005
By: HIC-HLRN
04 November 2005
Habitat JAM, an unprecedented online global dialogue on urban sustainability, will be held for 72 hours from 1–3 December 2005. Sponsored by the Government of Canada, in partnership with UN-HABITAT and IBM, the Habitat JAM promises to engage, empower and stimulate tens of thousands of global citizens, rich and less
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Communiqué de solidarité aux familles des victimes des incendies de Paris et pour le droit au logement en France.
By: Paul K Nguessan et Knut Unger
30 October 2005
Après les incendies qui ont frappé durement et particulier ment la communauté africaine entre autres les mal-logés, en tant que association des locataires de la ville de Witten en Allemagne, nous sommes scandalisés que dans une grande ville comme Paris : tous les témoignages, font écho de mauvaises conditions de
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South Asia Tremor Must Reinforce Our Resolve
By: UN Press Release
13 October 2005
The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari: In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on adequate housing appointed by the UN Commission on
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Mass arrests in new Harare blitz
By: BBC
03 October 2005
Mass arrests in new Harare blitz Many of those whose homes were demolished have received little helpMore than 14,000 people have been arrested in Zimbabwe`s capital in the past two weeks in a new police crackdown, state media reports. They are mostly petty traders, street children and illegal currency
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Adequate Housing: A Right for All
By: UN Press Release
03 October 2005
The following statement was issued by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari, on the occasion of World Habitat Day, 3 October 2005:   The theme chosen by the United Nations for World Habitat Day 2005 is "The Millennium Development Goals and the
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Comunicado en el Dia Mundial del Habitat a la Provincia Santo Domingo
By: CODECOC-Club H?bitat-UPROBRISAS-Comité de Desarrollo de el Tamarindo-Juntas de Vecinos de Villa Esfuerzo-Santa Lucia-Los Angeles-Los Pinos-FRENPROCA-CUP-COPADEBA
03 October 2005
Hoy en el mundo millones de personas se movilizan demandando de sus Estados que respeten los acuerdos y pactos firmados por ellos, como es el PACTO INTERNACIONAL DE LOS DERECHOS ECON?MICOS, SOCIALES Y CULTURALES, PIDESC; las Resoluciones 4 y 7 del Comité de los DESC que declaran ilegales los “desalojos
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Stop Large-scale Housing Privatisation!
By: International Union of Tenants
03 October 2005
Large scale privatisation of municipal, state and social housing takes place, or is planned for in many countries. National, and in many cases foreign, investors look for bargains in east and central Europe, and poor new owners of condominiums apply a strategy to minimize housing related payment. In western Europe,
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?Alto a la privatizacion de la vivienda social a gran escala!
By: Secretaria de la Union Internacional de Inquilinos
03 October 2005
La privatizacion de la vivienda municipal, estatal o social a gran escala esta teniendo lugar o siendo planeada en muchos paises. Inversionistas nacionales, y en muchos casos extranjeros, andan en busca de las gangas (super ofertas a precios irrisorios) en Europa Central y del Este, mientras los pobres nuevos duenos
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Sudan accused over Darfur Attacks
By: BBC
01 October 2005
The African Union has accused Sudanese government forces of supporting Arab militiamen targeting civilians in the troubled region of Darfur.  More than two million have fled their homes in Darfur The head of the AU mission in Sudan said government helicopters gunships had flown overhead during a recent militia attack
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Al Mezan Condemns Israeli Violations of Palestinians, Calls for Immediate International Community Intervention
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25 September 2005
  Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) escalated their attacks on Palestinians civilians, property and other civilian premises. 27 Palestinians were reported injured as a result. In addition, they continued to impose tight siege on the Gaza Strip.   According to the center`s fieldworkers, on September 25th, at approximately 00:10am, Israeli air forces shelled
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New wave of farm evictions sweeps eastern Zimbabwe
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25 September 2005
Dumisani Muleya, ZimnewsJohannesburg - A new wave of land seizures has hit Zimbabwe as the government enters the final stage of a campaign to evict the last remaining white commercial farmers from their properties after nationalising the country`s land. The latest wave has hit eastern Zimbabwe, especially Chipinge district, where
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Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s clean-up victims flock back to squatter camps
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21 September 2005
BULAWAYO--About 200 people expelled to rural areas under the government’s controversial urban clean-up campaign have flocked back to squatter camps near Bulawayo city because there is no food in the villages. Church leaders in Zimbabwe’s second largest city on Tuesday said dozens of families forcibly evicted by the government from
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New Orleans: With the Poor Gone, Developers Plan Gentrification
By: Naomi Klein, The Nation
09 September 2005
"The people of New Orleans will not go quietly into the night, scattering across this country to become homeless in countless other cities while federal relief funds are funnelled into rebuilding casinos, hotels, chemical plants. "We will not stand idly by while this disaster is used as an opportunity to
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HIC General Assembly: Statement on Afghanistan
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09 September 2005
At it General Assembly gathering member organisations from 36 countries, in Cairo, on 6 September 2005, the Habitat International Coalition (HIC) recognised the serious housing problems that the people of Afghanistan are facing, in particular, those Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. HIC calls for immediate action by the concerned governments
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UN relief coordinator paints grim picture of Zimbabwe humanitarian crisis
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26 August 2005
UNITED NATIONS (AFP)--UN relief coordinator Jan Egeland on Friday painted a grim picture of Zimbabwe’s humanitarian situation in the wake of the government’s recent slum demolition campaign which has affected hundreds of thousands people.Egeland said that following a 11.9-million-dollar (10-million-euro) appeal launched by his Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
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Representative of Israel, Palestine, Tibet Draft Peace Charter in France
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19 August 2005
Paris, 19 August (Office of Tibet, Paris)—Lourdes, one of the world’s most prominent Christian pilgrimage sites, hosted the Peace Day on 14 August. In tow with UNESCO’s initiative of Peace Manifesto and the opening of the Culture of Peace Decade, the city has been organising events aimed at promoting peace
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UN Expert on Housing Rights Concludes Visit to Iran
By: HIC
18 August 2005
The Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Mr. Miloon Kothari, issued this statement at the conclusion of his recent country mission to Iran: "Following an invitation from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing visited the country on
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UN World Habitat Day 2005: Millennium Development Goals and the City
By: UN News Service
15 August 2005
UN News Service - August 2005 – With one sixth of the world’s population – one billion people – living in slums, slum upgrading and slum prevention is critical to meeting the development goals agreed on by world leaders, the United Nations agency for human settlements said today as it
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Shacks replace houses in Zimbabwe urban renewal
By: By Dingilizwe Ntuli Sunday Times (SA)
14 August 2005
Last week, about a month after the Zimbabwean government demolished people’s houses as part of Operation Murambatsvina, I went back to Harare to see what had become of those displaced by the so-called urban renewal programme. I stood on the ruins of what used to be Joshua Nkomo Heights. This
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Bulawayo Housing Project behind Schedule
By: By Savious Kwinika, Zimbabwe Standard (Harare)
14 August 2005
Bulawayo--The government will obviously not be able to beat the 31 August deadline set for the construction of 1003 houses at Cowdray Park in Bulawayo for the families displaced under its widely condemned "Operation Murambatsvina", The Standard has established.   A tour to the construction site at Cowdray Park last week
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