UN-HABITAT has been approached by several media and journalists enquiring about the launching of a report produced for the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, known as AGFE on April 2009.
- We do not promote nor advocate forced evictions.
- We recognise and promote the progressive and full realization of the right to adequate housing as articulated in international instruments and the Habitat Agenda.
- We understand that resettlement may at times be an inevitable part of urban development.
In cases where resettlement is inevitable as a result of all other alternatives and options having been exhausted, it should follow due process, which means:
a. timely information and sufficient communication to the affected population
b. participation and involvement of those affected
c. adequate compensation
d. alternative adequate housing
e. follow-up post-resettlement to ensure livelihood and economic development
The Press Conference to be held today at Dale Farm at 1300 is an initiative of individuals of the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions. UN-HABITAT is not involved in that event.
For further information, please contact:
Public Information Officer
Press and Media Unit
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