This guide summarizes international human rights standards applicable to involuntary displacement caused by public and private infrastructure and urbanization projects. It provides guidance for all involved parties: urban planners and architects, public authorities, the legal community, national or international financing entities, governments, civil society, and affected populations. It aims to provide guidance to assist in the execution of development projects that respect, protect and fulfil the human right to adequate housing of the communities that will be affected by them.
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2010Global
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2009Bangladesh
Bangladesh has a very high population density. Scarce land and the rapid increase of population of the country are creating high pressure over land-man ratio. Land ownership record system is insufficient and incomplete in Bangladesh. As a result, it spills out jumbled and spontaneous land development throughout the country, especially in the major cities. In this situation, it is important to establish a compatible land administration and management system for establishing a systematic approach for planned land development.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Iran
The Karkheh River Basin is the third largest basin in Iran after Karoon and Dez, and occupies a strategic position on the western boundary of the country. The basin has seen remarkable ancient feats of engineering, and has a long history of wheat and barley production, complemented by horticulture. With the growth of the modern nation-state of Iran, water development has progressed steadily in tandem with rising populations and urbanization.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009
土地权属及管理处 10. 本讨论文件由粮农组织土地权属及管理处起草，目的是为了征求对负责任 的土地和其他自然资源权属治理自愿准则的看法和意见。衰弱的权属治理可导 致生命和生计损失，阻碍投资和经济的全面增长，并妨碍自然资源的可持续利 用。相比之下
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Burkina Faso, Honduras, Mozambique, Chile, Mali, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Laos, Ghana, Venezuela, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Pakistan, Niger, Rwanda, Liberia, Philippines, Madagascar, Eswatini, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Document de travail sur les régimes fonciers 11. Cette publication conjointe entre la FAO et UN-HABITAT cherche à améliorer et à mieux définir les processus, mécanismes et institutions de gouvernance foncières dans les zones rurales et urbaines. Ce document, tout en soulignant l’excellence des politiques, législations et réformes techniques foncières, en termes d’élaboration, relève toutefois un certain nombre de problèmes de mise en œuvre, en constatant des glissements, des interruptions, voire même des inversions.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Denmark, Botswana, Ghana, Guinea, Sudan, Brazil, Netherlands, Africa
Land Tenure Working Paper 14: Growing land scarcity and concern about land-related conflicts and rising levels of rural impoverishment have brought land to the fore once more. The main difference with the recent past is the wide spectrum of actors who want to take part in the elaboration of the land policies, as well as the more and more recognized need to root the proposals in the particular context of each specific country. The paper, focused on African experiences, starts by discussing the importance of Land Policy Issues at Regional Level.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009
Documento de trabajo sobre tenencia de la tierra 10. El presente documento de debate ha sido elaborado por la Unidad de Gestión y Tenencia de la Tierra de la FAO con el fin de obtener opiniones y comentarios acerca de las Directrices Voluntarias para la gobernanza responsable de la tenencia de la tierra y los recursos naturales. Una gobernanza frágil en la tenencia resulta en la pérdida de vida y de medios de subsistencia y disuade las inversiones, el crecimiento económico y el uso sostenible de los recursos naturales.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Mozambique, Zambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Italy, Tanzania, Brazil, Senegal, Norway, Kenya, Africa
Women and childrens' insecure rights to property and inheritance in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa is not a new issue. The extended family support systems that used to function as social safety nets for widows and orphaned children have weakened as a consequence of societal changes such as economic development, migration and urbanization. This situation has clearly been exacerbated by the AIDS epidemic. Though prevalence is starting to level off, or even decline, in several high prevalence countries, this comes after years of increasing prevalence.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Mozambique, Zambia, Mali, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Australia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Italy, Tanzania, Senegal, Kenya, Africa
A incerteza dos direitos das mulheres e das crianças à propriedade e heranÃça em muitos países na ÃÂfrica sub sahariana não são um assunto novo. Os sistemas de apoio à família alargada que costumavam funcionar como redes de segurança social para as viúvas e crianças órfãs enfraqueceram como consequência de mudanças na sociedade, tais como desenvolvimento económico, a migração e a urbanização. Esta situação foi claramente exacerbada pela epidemia do SIDA.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Burundi, China, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sudan, Georgia, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Land Tenure Working Paper 11. This co-publication of FAO and UN-HABITAT seeks to better understand and define the processes, mechanisms and institutions of governance of tenure in rural and urban areas. The paper recognises that excellent land policies, laws and technical reforms have been developed. However, in many cases their implementation has slipped, stalled or even been reversed. By adopting a governance and political economy perspective, the paper offers insights for the design of reforms and for the development of land governance tools.
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