Human Rights Based-Approach to Sustainable Urbanization

2014 – 2015 — During 2014 and 2015, UN-Habitat carried out a series of workshops and executive training sessions for its staff. The goal is to strengthen the capacity of staff to implement a right-based approach to sustainable urbanization through continued staff development, training workshops and focus group discussions. Surveys were undertaken to assess training needs and knowledge gaps which drove the development of a curriculum and training materials.



Facilitator Handbook

HR Facilitator Handbook

HR Training Program

HR Workshop Save the Date

HR Workshop Save the Date 2

OED Routing Slip

Summary of Human Rights Brown Bag with Mr Brian Osundwa (8 April 2015)

Case studies:

Amendment to Agreement of Cooperation between UN-Habitat and The International Centre for Earth Construction

Sustainable Housing Rating Tools

ICT Innovate Kenya – Project Document

Project Document on the Youth Empowerment and Ecological Safety Project

The City Prosperity Initiative Brochure

UNESCO-UNHABITAT Joint Project for Tehran Cluster Countries on Siesmic Risk Analysis

Official UN on Human Rights:

National Systems of Human Rights Protection

Ban Ki-Moon Letter

Ban Ki-Moon: Opening Remarks at High-Level Event on “Contributions of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

Ban Ki-Moon: Renewing Our Commitment to the Peoples and Purposes of the United Nations

GC24 – UN-Habitat Commitment to the Human-Rights Based Approach of Development – Addendum

Human Rights Up Front: Briefing Note

General Assembly on the Rule of Law

Non-aligned Cooperation for the Rule of Law

Report for the GA on Rule of Law

Security Council Strengthening of the Rule of Law

Security Council: Women and the Rule of Law

Session 1 – HR & Development:

Common Misconceptions on Human Rights

Human Rights are Key to Development

Session 2 – HR & HRBA:

1 – HR Principles

2 – HR Principles – Guiding questions

3 – Common Understanding on HRBA

4 – HRBA

5 – HRBA Easy Steps

6 – HRBA Glossary

Optional – HRBA Examples

Optional – Rule of Law

Session 3 – HR in UN-Habitat:

UN-Habitat: Forced Evictions & Housing Rights

1 – Right to Housing

2 – Right to Water

3 – Right to Land

4 – Forced Eviction

5 – Quick GLOSSARY on the Right to Housing

Focus Areas & Cross-Cutting Issues

International Law Sources Binding Force

Optional – Right to Development

Optional – Right to the City

Session 4 – Cross Cutting:

Youth and Human Rights (Training module)

Session 5 – HR Marker:

Human Rights Mainstreaming

Human Rights Marker Revision 1

Human Rights Marker 0

User’s Guide to the Human Rights Marker