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UN rights expert warns of regression on the right to adequate housing in the United Kingdom

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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on housing expressed serious concern about a deterioration in the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing in the United Kingdom.

UN rights expert to assess housing issues in the UK

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The Special Rapporteur will visit the United Kingdom from 29 August to 11 September to assess policies and programmes to address issues of social housing, among others.

Brazil: championing football… but what about housing rights?

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Just as the world will be watching the football champion, the international human rights community will also be watching how well the housing rights of all are protected in these coming weeks and years.

Indonesia: Inclusive approach needed to realize right to adequate housing for all

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At the end of her first country visit to Indonesia, the Rapporteur stressed that “more can and must be done to prioritize the poorest and most marginalized segments of society in Government housing policies and programmes”.

Indonesia: UN expert on the right to adequate housing launches first visit

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United Nations Special Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik will conduct her first official visit to Indonesia from 30 May to 11 June 2013 to collect first-hand information on the progressive realization of the right to adequate housing in the country.

UN experts urge World Bank to adopt human rights standards on the eve of key gathering in Washington

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A group of United Nations independent experts called on the Word Bank to adopt human rights standards this weekend, during the review of its environmental and social policies.

UN expert urges World Bank to increase protection and promotion of the right to adequate housing

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United Nations independent expert Raquel Rolnik, today urged the World Bank to take into account all aspects of the right to adequate housing when revising its safeguard policies.

“Financial credit for homeownership is not an adequate solution for the world’s poor”, says UN expert on housing

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Financial markets have taken over the housing sector, resulting in a detrimental effect on the enjoyment of the right to adequate housing, especially for the poor, UN Special Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik said today, urging governments to adopt broader policies and interventions for the housing sector.

“Fewer housing opportunities for the world’s poor” – UN expert on housing

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“Opportunities for whom?” asked the United Nations Special Rapporteur on housing, Raquel Rolnik, when assessing this year’s World Habitat Day theme ‘Changing cities, building opportunities.’