The Homeless World Cup baton passes from Melbourne (pictured) to Milan (©UEFA) 29 July 2009 - UEFA The City of Milan and Italian partners welcomed the UEFA-backed Homeless World Cup to its next destination on Monday, with a vow to make the competition's seventh edition a "phenomenal success".
The Ministry of Planning & Development Cooperation and UN-HABITAT jointly launched the HABITAT Iraq Country Programme for 2009-2011.Source: Government of Iraq; United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT)
Strasbourg, France, 30.06.2009 - “The right to housing is of central importance to the effective enjoyment of most human rights. States should ensure their implementation, in particular in times of economic crisis” said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, issuing a recommendation on housing rights.
An encampment of tents under an overpass in Fresno By Jesse McKinley, New York Times - March 26, 2009FRESNO, Calif. - As the operations manager of a outreach center for the homeless here, Paul Stack is used to seeing people down on their luck. What he had never seen before was people living in tents and leantos on the railroad lot across from the center.
En esta semana (marzo, 2009) se va a presentar en las Cámara de Diputados y Senadores la iniciativa de reforma y adiciones a la ley del Infonavitpor parte del Grupo Patria (integrado por legisladores del PRD PT y Convergencia) y el CDV.
Amnesty International calls for immediate action to protect more than 1,000 people who have been left homeless after police officials in Papua New Guinea forcibly evicted them by burning down their homes.AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - PUBLIC STATEMENT11 May 2009
Una audiencia pública sobre la vivienda en Brasil ocurrió el miércoles, día 29/04, en la Comisión de Derechos Humanos y Minorías de la Cámara de los Diputados. Después de investigar en ocho ciudades brasileñas, la relatora de un conjunto de movimientos que luchan por los derechos humanos, la Plataforma Dhesca Brasil, Lucia Moraes, presentó un informe durante la audiencia denunciando las violaciones al derecho a la vivienda en Brasil.
On 14 May 2009 the Constitutional Court will hear the attempt by the shack dweller’s movement Abahlali baseMjondolo to have the KwaZulu-Natal Slums Act declared unlawful. Other provinces have been mandated to develop similar legislation and the decision of the court may have a significant impact on the future of our cities.
O Pacote Habitacional lançado pelo Governo Federal em abril de 2009 – Minha Casa Minha Vida (MP n. 459, 25/03/2009) pretende financiar a produção de moradias para, antes de mais nada, minimizar o impacto da crise internacional sobre o emprego no Brasil. A prioridade é essa e ela não é pouco importante, ao contrário, ela é emergencial. A violência aumenta com o desemprego. Este não é a única causa daquela mas uma das principais senão a principal.
Schoolchildren in the Gudelle area of Juba, where some of the 30,000 left homeless by city demolitions have fled JUBA, 26 May 2009 (IRIN) - The large-scale demolition of poor housing in the Southern capital, which has left thousands homeless, was inconsistent with Southern Sudanese law and international human rights standards, the UN said. "More than 30,000 people, many of them internally displaced, have been left homeless and are living in poor sanitary conditions with all the health and environmental risks this entails," the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said in a statement on 25 May.