HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

By Samuel Charandura - November 27, 2017 80 “Human Rights” is a term usually associated with the States (USA). It is a term we usually hear on TV news about war crimes, humanitarian crisis, refugees, etc. With my interest in construction and human rights research, I have grown to be quite fond of this term. … Continue reading HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR A BETTER CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY FOR THE YOUTHS

The Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme (SBC) was launched during the high level segment of the UN Habitat Governing Council on 20 April 2015 with the presence of Ms. Sofie From-Emmesberger, the Finnish Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat; Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, the Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of UNEP; Dr. Aisa … Continue reading SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR A BETTER CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY FOR THE YOUTHS

Infrastructure’s role in achieveing the post-2015 UN SDGs

There are two underlying premises of the paper. First, infrastructure is not just about physical assets (e.g., roads and bridges), but also about sustainable solutions for the delivery of reliable energy, clean water, communications, logistics and mobility. Second, infrastructure advances the poverty reduction outcomes envisioned in the post 2015 SDGs, and business, including the engineering, … Continue reading Infrastructure’s role in achieveing the post-2015 UN SDGs