Leilani Farha appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has just announced that Canada Without Poverty’s (CWP) Executive Director, Leilani Farha, has been appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing.

As a UN Special Rapporteur, Ms. Farha will be an independent expert responsible for globally monitoring the status of the right to adequate housing, responding to alleged violations of this right, and representing the UN on visits to review housing conditions in different corners of the world. She has been appointed for a three year mandate.