HIC and its Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) submitted a one-page statement to the UN High-Level Political Form (HLPF), which will convene at UN Headquarters on 7 to 16 July 2020, in order to review states` progress toward achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At this annual event, 47 UN Member States will present their Voluntary National Reviews on SDG progress.
As a regular participant in the HLPF, HIC-HLRN expresses its observation of the widening gap between states` permanent and binding obligations under treaty, on one hand, and their temporary and voluntary commitments, on the other. This divergence becomes especially evident at the promised convergence of sustainable development efforts and human rights duties. The HIC statement explains how the corresponding fault lines emerge into high relief amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Download the statement here.