The challenges to tenure security in both urban and rural areas are not only large, but they are increasing due to the different types of pressures making land more and more scarce. There is growing acceptance that only by recognizing and supporting a continuum of land rights, can tenure security be reached for all people in an inclusive way.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2019Africa, Asia
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2019Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Global
In April 2019, UN Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and Global Urban Observatory (GUO) Units; with support from the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) contacted National Statistical Offices (NSOs), National Land Registries and SDGs focal points with the aim of mobilizing existing data on land tenure security in response to SDGs indicator 1.4.2. The data drive was conducted in support of UN Habitat Database for Human Settlements Indicators, for which 1.4.2 is part of.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2018Africa, Somalia
The aim of the study is to investigate the land-related causes of conflict in the Jubaland State of Somalia. The study findings are expected to guide the work of the UN in peace building and land conflicts management and to inform land policy processes and other land governance interventions in Jubaland and Somalia as a whole.
The study has three specific objectives:
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2008Africa
A study in the Oromiya and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples regions of Ethiopia assesses the impacts of land registration and certification since 2004, including joint certification for husbands and wives. Includes gender implications of land certification and empowerment of women, position of polygamous wives, perceptions of benefits of the reform, recommendations.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2010Botswana, Africa
A study of Botswana’s Tribal Land Integrated Management System (TLIMS), which documented the land inventorying of customary land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2010Africa
A guide targeted at humanitarians, land professionals and government officials. Includes understanding land issues after natural disasters, land and the initial response, land and key humanitarian sectors, land as a cross-cutting issue, operations timeline: who does what when?, monitoring and evaluation, conclusions and recommendations. Contains many short cases (Aceh, Pakistan, Mozambique etc) illustrating practical aspects of bringing land issues into the post-disaster recovery process.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2017Africa
Publication features the key provisions on land governance in recent relevant international frameworks. Presents where new issues or themes appeared, issues that have gained additional support and those that have received less attention. Also highlights the particularities, strengths and potential gaps of the individual frameworks, as well as their similarities, complementarities and differences. Emphasizes the critical role of land governance in the realization of human rights, enjoyment of secure land rights and in the overall achievement of sustainable development objectives.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2018Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Niger, Senegal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Global
This publication provides practical and evidence-based guidance on how to improve women’s access to land as an essential element to achieve social and economic development and enjoyment of human rights, peace and stability in the specific context of the Muslim world. The challenges faced by women living in Muslim contexts do not substantially differ from those faced by women in other parts of the world: socially prescribed gender roles, unequal power dynamics, discriminatory family practices, unequal access to justice are the most common.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2017Kenya
This publication outlines the process undertaken by UN Habitat/GLTN and The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation in Kenya to support the Ministry of Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Areas Management of the Turkana County Government-Kenya, in establishing a county Land Information Management System based on the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM). The project was carried out in the context of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) program entitled, Support for Responsible Land and Natural Resource Governance of Communal Lands in Kenya.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchTraining Resources & ToolsMarch, 2013Kenya, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Nepal, Yemen, Global
The land challenge is central to the broader youth dynamics of migration, employment, livelihoods and belonging. The more than 1.8 billion youth living worldwide represent not only a land challenge, but an untapped potential in moving the tenure security agenda forward. Recognizing this, the Global Land Tool Network has partnered with UN-Habitat to develop youth responsive land tools through the Youth-led Action Research on Land program. Five action research projects will be undertaken by youth organizations in Brazil, Kenya, Nepal, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
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