UN-HABITAT's main focus in helping to achieve security of tenure and equal access to economic resources is to:
Research, develop tools and identify best practices on (a) the implementation of equal rights to land, housing and property rights, particularly for women, including inheritance and marital property rights and (b) elements of urban upgrading related to regularization, land use, a range of pro-poor flexible tenure types and affordable land management options.
Disseminate tools, best policies and practices and incorporate them in the Global Campaign for Secure Tenure, and the UN Housing Rights Programme. The tools are also made available to national and local governments, professional organizations, civil society and slum dwellers for their advocacy work and for implementation of relevant laws and policies.
Provide technical advice and substantive support on land issues to other sections and programmes within UN-HABITAT and to governments, with particular regard to secure tenure in post-conflict societies.
Coordination: UN-HABITAT is coordinating development partners in their
efforts to support Kenya with the development of a new land policy...read