Human Rights-Based Approach to Development

23 – 25 October 2013 — UN-Habitat undertook an in-house training for its staff focusing on the Human Rights Based-Approach to Development (HRBA). The learning days were designed to enable UN-Habitat staff to understand the tenets of rights-based programming of development outcomes helping staff to incorporate HRBA concepts and methods when designing and implementing programmes, policies and projects. Overall the training aims to create an environment for human rights as an institutional basis and principal framework of work enforcing a Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Sustainable Urban Development in UN-Habitat.



Workshop Agenda

Suggested Reading

Underlying Determinants of Child Malnutrition

The Importance and Relevance of an HRBA to UN-Habitat

The Origin and Meaning of Human Rights

Some Key Components of an HRBA

Converge and Consensus on an HRBA to Development

A Human-Rights Based Approach to Development

HRBAP Group Work

Housing Rights: Perspectives and Challenges

Human Rights, Gender and Youth (in French)

Twelve Key Points in Relation to a HRBA

Presentation – Group 1: Drainage and Sanitation in Mathare Slum, Nairobi, Kenya

Rights-based sustainable urban development lecture

The Golden Rule

Reading materials:

UN-Habitat Think Piece: A Human-Rights Based Approach to Sustainable Urbanization and the Realization of Human Rights in the City

New Strategies of Sustainable Neighbourhood Planning: Five Principles

Handling Land: Innovative Tools for Land Governance and Secure Tenure

UN-Habitat Issues Note

A User’s Guide to Measuring Local Governance

Mainstreaming Gender Water and Sanitation

Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation

OHCHR Information Note for UN Resident Coordinators, UN Country Teams and other UN Entities Regarding the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism

Secure Land Rights for All

Programmatic Guidance Note for UN-Habitat

Historic Districts for All: India

Guidance Note for UNODC Staff: Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Women’s Equal Rights to Land, Housing and Property