Rapporteur participates in World Bank meetings in Washington – Newsletter #34


Between April 19th
and 23rd, the Special Rapporteur Raquel Rolnik participated in the “Civil
Society Policy Forum”, an event part of the “Spring Meeting”
promoted by the World Bank, in Washington, United States. The Rapporteur
participated in discussions about the process of reviewing and updating the
safeguard policies of the Bank and referred to the housing policies promoted by
the institution and its impacts on the right to housing. In March, Rolnik
presented to the UN Human Rights Council a report on safeguards related to
housing, with contributions to the review process. Also, have a look at the
last Communications Report and the agenda for the Security of Tenure project.


World Bank
Besides taking part in the 
Civil Society
Policy Forum
, the Rapporteur took the opportunity to meet with the World Bank
environmental and social safeguards reviewing commission and with some of the
executive directors, members of the World Bank board. 
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Since February, the report containing all communications sent by Rapporteurs to
governments between June and November 2012 is available. The report also
includes the responses received between August 2012 and January 2013. 
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Security of
Tenure Project: Schedule

This month the Rapporteur will hold two consultations on 
security of tenure. The first will be in Quito, Ecuador, on the
11th. The second will be in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 27th and 28th.
More information coming soon!

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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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