UN-HABITAT’s Global Campaign for Secure Tenure and the Global Campaign on Urban Governance were launched in Morocco this week to mark World Habitat Day.
The launch on Monday 4 October drew more than 700 delegates representing the government, civil society, local authorities, the private sector, UN-HABITAT and UNDP, and was held in the district of Ben M’Sik in Casablanca, home of the country’s largest slum..
The World Habitat Day launch provided an opportunity to announce the implementation of the “Cities without Slums” programme which will enable Morocco, the first country in the Arab region to launch the two campaigns, to be a slum-free nation by 2010. Representatives of different stakeholders, including a woman, living in a slum of Ben M’Sik, signed the “Casablanca Declaration” that translates the commitment of all parties to the principles of the two campaigns. (En francais)