Rapporteur holds activities on security of tenure in Brazil and Europe – Newsletter #36


As part of the Security of Tenure project, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right
to Adequate Housing promoted one more consultation, this time in Sao Paulo, on
June 17th, focusing on Brazilian experience. The rapporteur also held a round
table in Geneva, on June 26th, on the challenges related to security of tenure
in Europe today.

On June 27th the
rapporteur took part in an informal consultation with humanitarian
organizations involved in the delivery of shelter assistance, and on June 28th
she also took part in the round table “Security of Tenure in Humanitarian
Shelter, Programming for the Most Vulnerable”, attended by operational
humanitarian organizations and several of the most active country donors
involved in shelter response. Both events were organized by the Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies.

Rapporteur also participated on a two-day event organized by Cecodhas (European
Federation of public, cooperative and social housing) to discuss current
welfare changes and future challenges to ensure access to housing and decent
living conditions for all. You will also find in this newsletter the
preliminary assessment of the mission to Indonesia, which took place between
May 30th and June 11th.


* Security of

The round table on security of tenure in Europe organized by the Rapporteur was
attended by civil society movements and organizations from countries such as
Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Ireland and others. 
Click here to find out more. On the two events with
humanitarian organizations and donors, 
click here to know

* Brazilian

In Sao Paulo on June 17th, approximately 30 people from different regions of
the country attended the consultation on security of tenure, including
government officials, scholars, social movements and NGOs that provide
technical and legal assistance to urban communities. 
Read more.

* Indonesia

At the end of a two-week official visit to Indonesia, rapporteur Raquel Rolnik
held a press conference in which she presented her preliminary findings on the
Find out more.

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
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