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For those of you who have never even heard of a “Special Rapporteur,” you may be surprised to find out that one has been appointed by the United Nations (UN), under a special mandate from the UN Human Rights Council (the successor to the corrupt and anti-Israel UN Commission on Human Rights), to open a probe—for the first time ever— into human rights violations by the United States because of a perception that there isn’t enough affordable public housing in urban areas.
Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman reports that Raquel Rolnik, a Brazilian urban planner and the UN’s choice for the task, will be investigating issues of concern to the UN vis-à-vis the United States, including public housing, homelessness and foreclosures. As part of her fact-finding mission, she will visit New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Washington, a South Dakota Indian reservation, and Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She will then compile a report on her findings, which will be submitted to the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council in March.
The UN Human Rights Council believes that housing is a human right, and, because housing (especially “affordable housing”) is so tough to come by in places like New York City, there is a strong likelihood that the United States Government is guilty of gross human rights violations.
UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik: If we take housing as a human right, you have to go back to the idea that housing is a social issue before and more priority than housing as a commodity, as a financial asset.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
Nah Bs The Un itself is nothing more than a farce. They themselves commit crimes against Humanity
• [I am going to] hear the voices of those who are suffering on the ground.
•I am representing the right of adequate housing as a human right.
•Affordable housing here [in the United States] is not that affordable
•I see this mission as an opportunity to open a dialogue, to open a movement, towards the achievement and implementation of the right to adequate housing.
•We know very well that changes will come only if people organize.
Originally posted by bettermakings
It's almost funny, if you read the "Declaration of Human Rights". . . members of the UN include Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, etc, etc.... Religious Freedom in Saudi Arabia? Human Right in China? No one follows the rules!! Why would they go after America when Arabs are slaughtering infidels & apostates? or China & Iran torture political dissidents? They make me sick... don't get me started on the UN troops in Haiti & Congo, where they are more of a problem than a solution.
Originally posted by Bored To Tears
I have been to Brazil.
I think maybe she should clean up her yard before complaining about someone elses.