Human Rights Council: presentation of reports and side event on security of tenure – Newsletter # 44

Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik will present to the UN Human Rights Council, on March 10th, her thematic report on security of tenure for the urban poor and the reports on her missions to Indonesia and the United Kingdom in 2013. On March 11th, the Permanent Missions of Finland and Germany will promote a side event to the HRC session in order to deepen the discussion on security of tenure. These will be the last reports presented by Ms. Rolnik, whose mandate as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing will end in April 2014. The list of pre-selected candidates to become Special Rapporteur was already published.

* Reports
On March 10th, the Special Rapporteur will present to the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council, in Geneva, the thematic report on security of tenure and the reports on her missions to Indonesia and the United Kingdom in 2013. The presentation is scheduled to take place from 12:00 to 3:00 pm and will be streamed through the UN WebTV.

* Security of tenure: side event
On March 11th, at 10-12am, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, the Permanent Missions of Germany and Finland invite to the event “Experiences in Strengthening Security of Tenure for the Urban Poor around the World”. Click here for more information.

* Security of tenure: booklet
Check out the illustrated booklet elaborated by the Rapporteur, containing the guiding principles on security of tenure for the urban poor, as presented at the Special Rapporteur thematic report. The material is available online and can be freely reproduced as long as the source is cited. Click here for more information.

* The Next Rapporteur
The list of three pre-selected candidates to the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing was already published. The candidates were chosen from a larger list of 14 people, after a series of interviews and résumés analysis. The Human Rights Council will appoint the new mandate-holder by the end of its 25th session (March 2014). The new period starts on May 1st. Click here for more information.


This newsletter is a project of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and it does not contain official information. Rapporteur (from May 2008): Raquel Rolnik
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