SANTIAGO (27 November 2015) – On 26 November, the Regional Office for South America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) carried out a training session on the right to adequate housing for officials of the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of Chile. It was delivered by experts in the area of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and non-discrimination of the Regional Office.
The Deputy Regional Representative of OHCHR, Mr. Humberto Henderson and the advisor on international affairs of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Barbara Richards, were in charge of the opening ceremony. The training was coordinated by Ms. Krista Oramam OHCHR human rights officer.
Participants included senior advisers to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the directors of different secretariats, as well as officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.
Through interactive activities and dialogue, the training included issues such as the right to adequate housing in international law, the State obligations and the link with the recently adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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