About this site

This site is a project of the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing. Its purpose is to publish reference material, news and information that can assist people, public bodies and institutions to implement and guarantee the right to adequate housing around the world.

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The Special Rapporteur is not responsible for the contents of the external links contained in this website and not necessarily agrees with the opinions expressed therein. The video, photographs and audio files made available in the Multimedia section are the full responsibility of their authors and were made available with their consent. In case you find inaccurate or offensive contents, please inform us.

Team members


Raquel Rolnik, Special Rapporteur on Right to Adequate Housing (mandate: 2009-2011)

Office in Geneva, Switzerland (OHCHR)

Marcelo Daher (current)
Beatrice Quadranti
Denise Hauser
Bahram Ghazi

Research Center in São Paulo, Brazil

Ana Paula Lopes – Trainee
Danielle Klintowitz – Urbanist planner
Joyce Reis – Urban planner
Júlio Sarti Caldeira – Trainee
Mariana Pires – Media advisor
Marília Ramos – Trainee
Rodrigo Faria Gonçalves Iacovini – Legal advisor
Rosane Santos – Urban planner
Vitor Coelho Nisida – Urban planner

Website developed by

Joana Lira – Illustrator
Ethymos – Programming and web development
Andrés Brugos – Spanish translator
Mark Ament – English translator