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CSoc57: INEQUALITIES AND CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL INCLUSION
February 20, 2019 - New York

Our office is hosting an official side event at the 57th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSoc57) on the topic of “Inequalities and Challenges of Social Inclusion: Housing and evictions, Extractive Industries, and Land Grabbing.” The side event is to highlight how addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion can reduce the problems of housing, evictions, land, social injustices, and gender inequality. Activities of extractive industries relating to forced evictions as well as Right to City will be discussed.

Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 1:15-2:30pm
Venue: Conference Room A
Opening Remarks:
Jean Quinn (Unanima International)

Topic 1:  Inequalities and Social Exclusion: Echoes of Evictions from Africa
Alfred Brownell (ESCR NET)

Topic 2: Exploitation of Natural Resources and the Peoples’ Rights to Land: A Case of Inequalities in the African Region
Mr. Opeyemi Adebayo (WholeWoMan Network, Nigeria)

Topic 3: Addressing Inequalities, Challenges to Social Inclusion and Poor Housing through Comprehensive Urban Programming
Sanjeevani Singh (Habitat for Humanity)

Topic 4: Addressing Inequalities and Challenges to Social Inclusion: Key to Ensuring the Right to the City
Ms. Jane Achieng Godia (Chairperson, Indigenous Information Network)

Remarks:
Permanent Mission of Nigera to the United Nations

Closing Remarks:
Dr. Ify Ofong (Habitat International Coalition)

 


This event is co-sponsored by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, Habitat International Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, and Woman in Development and Environment.

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