Wednesday, November 29, 2006

2006 Housing Rights Awards – Media Conference

Attention: News Editor, News Desk, Reporters and Photojournalists

MEDIA ADVISORY

2006 Housing Rights Awards – Media Conference

The Urban Poor Associates (UPA) and the Geneva-based Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) requests your presence at a joint media conference to be held at the Newsdesk Café on Wednesday, December 6 (10:00 AM). It will coincide with COHRE’s announcement of the 2006 Housing Rights Awards at the Palais de Nations, the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

COHRE, an international human rights organization, presents its Housing Rights Awards annually to focus attention on ongoing violations of the human right to housing, commend efforts of government and public institutions that respect and protect housing rights, and honour individuals who have shown exemplary commitment to the struggle for housing rights for everyone, everywhere.

The Housing Rights Awards are made up of the following separate awards:
· Housing Rights Protector Award, which is presented to a government or other institution that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to respecting or protecting housing rights.
· Housing Rights Defender Award, which is presented to an individual who has shown outstanding commitment to the defense of housing rights.
· Housing Rights Violator Awards, which are presented to three governments and/or other institutions that have committed clear housing rights violations at any time during the previous year, or earlier, in clear contravention of international human rights law and related housing rights standards.

PHOTO OPS: Huge mocked up Kalabasa trophy for Housing Rights Violator awardees

Venue: Newsdesk Café
# 8 Scout Madriñan corner Scout Tobias Streets, South Triangle, Quezon City

Date: December 6, 2006 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:00 AM

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