This study aims to assess the applicability of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forest in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in urban and peri-urban areas. The study also aims to facilitate decision-making on the next steps needed to ensure the application of the VGGT in urban and peri-urban areas, including informing the implementers on how they can anchor the VGGT in their activities, i.e. to apply or use the VGGT in their work in urban and peri-urban areas. The first drafts of the study were commented and discussed with key representatives of UN-Habitat through the Global Land Tool Network and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The revised report also benefitted from the inputs and comments from a group of international experts on urban and periurban land tenure issues, who met to discuss the study results and findings during the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in March 2015 in Washington D.C. The report was also enhanced through various bilateral meetings and discussions with key GLTN partners.
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UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future.