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Securing Land and Property Rights for All

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land_tenure_apConcept Note
11-12 June 2014

Pullman Pattaya Hotel
Pattaya, Thailand

This meeting is co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), with support the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).

The main objectives of the meeting are to:

  1. Promote sharing of knowledge, experiences, good practices and lessons learnt on land tenure (both rural and urban areas) among the countries and stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific including land policy, governance, regulatory framework and associated interventions with a special attention to pro-poor and gender sensitive approach, and identify gaps and key issues for follow up actions.
  2. Share the findings/outcomes of global/regional initiatives on land tenure such as the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure of Land/RAI and GLTN supported scoping study on land challenges and opportunities in Asia Pacific, and identify strategic options to respond to key challenges including the application of the Voluntary Guidelines and the Responsible Agricultural Investment(RAI) at country level, use and application of GLTN's pro-poor land tools and approaches, impact of rapid urbanization and urban expansion to land tenure security and land market, impact of climate change and natural disasters to land tenure and food security, and the influence of Islamic context to land tenure.
  3. Identify and agree on priority actions at country/regional level which may include
    1. land policy reform and regulatory framework,
    2. land governance,
    3. multi-stakeholder consultation mechanism at country and regional level,
    4. knowledge and capacity building,
    5. land tool development and application, etc.

Contact Info:

Location: Gigiri, UN Complex
Office: NOF South Wing Block 3
Telephone: +254 207623858
Email: gltn[at]unhabitat.org

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