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Brazil: Indigenous Amazon Protectors v. Loggers
Inside Brazil`s Indigenous Reserve 124, Chief Geraldo Apurina walks along a muddy footpath, past towering trees as yet untouched by Amazon loggers. Much of the land around the reserve has been cleared of trees. Grazing land for cattle now stretches as far as the eye can see from the highway,
Source Chris Arsenault, Karla Mendes, Thomson Reuters Foundation (09 July 2017)
 
UNESCO: Hebron Palestine World Heritage
The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow, has inscribed Hebron / Al Khalil Old town (Palestine) on 7 July 2017. The Committee simultaneously added the site of Hebron/al-Khalil to the List of World Heritage in Danger.   Hebron/al-Khalil Old Town (Palestine)   The use of a local limestone shaped the construction of the old town
Source UNESCO/Peter Beaumont, The Guardian (07 July 2017)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
New Landless Constituency
The number of people considered landless number in the hundreds of millions across all                regions. In India, for example, as many as 307 million rural people are considered landless. In Bangladesh, almost 4.5 million are landless. Landless People`s Movement of South Africa is composed of rural people and people
Source Hic-HLRN (23 March 2017)
 


   
 


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