Executive Director's Statement
"Habitat’s Campaign for Secure Tenure is an advocacy instrument of the United Nations
designed to promote secure forms of tenure for the poorest populations, especially
those living in informal settlements and slums in cities. Indeed, security of tenure is
one of the most important catalysts for attracting large scale capital necessary for
comprehensive slum-upgrading but also for the urban poor themselves to invest in
their own dwelling and communities".
Ms. A.Tibaijuka's keynote statement: "the future of our cities" World Habitat Day, October 1, 2001 Fukuoka, Japan
The overall development objective of the Campaign is to improve the conditions of people living and often working in slum areas and informal settlements in major urban centres of the world by promoting security of their residential tenure and also direct contribution to the realisation of the commitments of the Millennium Declaration. »Read More
The Global Campaign is managed and co-ordinated by a Campaign Secretariat situated institutionally in the Shelter Branch of the Shelter and Sustainable Human Settlements Development Division of UN-HABIAT. »Read More
AGFE undertakes missions to select countries:
The International Advisory Group on Forced Evictions established
by the UN-HABITAT in 2004 has embarked on missions to select countries
to engage authorities in finding solutions to forced evictions.
A team of Network members undertook such a mission to Rome from
16-17 February 2005.
National & Local Launches
By December 2003, the Campaign had been launched in India, South Africa, Jamaica, Namibia, the Philippines and Brazil and is expanding to other countries through networks of the urban poor, local authorities, NGOs, and active governments.
Slum Upgrading Initiatives
The Project entitled, “Slum Upgrading Frameworks: India, Philippines, and South Africa” funded by Cities Alliance, has enabled federations of slum dwellers associations, supporting NGOs and local authorities document their experiences.
| Cuba Campaign Launches
The Urban Governance and Secure Tenure campaigns were jointly launched 26 and 27 June in Cuba
| Regional Workshop Cities Without Slums Report
22-23 September 2005 in Conference Rm 3 participating cities Addis Ababa, Kampala, Kisumu, Arusha, Blantyre, Maputo, Maseru and Durban
Latest Publications & Reports
FORCED EVICTIONS –TOWARDS
This publication details the AGFE's work in the past year with
an accounting of the successful fact finding missions to Curitiba,
Brazil, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Rome, Italy at
the request of the authorities in those countries.
Urban Land for All
Tenure, more than ownership appears to be emerging as one of the most important keys to
reaching the goals to which our leaders have committed themselves in regards to slum dwellers.