UN Housing Preliminary Recommendations

Yesterday, Miloon Kothari, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing of the United Nations Human Rights Council presented his preliminary findings on adequate housing in Canada. Mr. Kothari visited five Canadian cities and several Aboriginal communities where he met with government officials, advocates, non-profit organizations, and homeless and under-housed people. Read some of his recommendations on the Wellesley Institute Blog, "UN to Canada: Take action on housing, homelessness!" While in Vancouver, the Carnegie Centre Action Project asked the UN to intervene on behalf of homeless people in the Downtown Eastside. Read more in an article in the Tyee, "Downtown Eastside Seeks Foreign Aid." See the UN's preliminary findings attached (in DOC).

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