G.76 - Territorial management

G.76 - Territorial management
Develop more closely coordinated, integrated and cohesive territories by designing and executing territorial and urban management plans, policies and instruments, administered in a participatory manner and based on a people-centred approach with a gender and human rights perspective and a vision of sustainability and environmental risk management.
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Notably, several issues covered in this priority measure appear again in other measures discussed in this chapter, together with their proposed lines of action and goals.

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

This priority measure addresses both territorial issues and population concerns, because it considers the gender and human rights perspectives. It has two aspects: (i) to prepare and execute plans, policies and instruments for territorial and urban management in order to achieve more closely coordinated, integrated and cohesive territories, and (ii) to integrate the perspective of human rights, gender,

sustainability and participation into all territorial plans, policies and programmes. A large range of actions could contribute to the implementation of this priority measure, and it is covered by the instruments of several international and intergovernmental bodies. For example, the Habitat agenda provides for the following measures: (i) promote social integration and support disadvantaged groups;

(ii) promote gender equality in the development of human settlements; and (iii) prevent disasters and rebuild settlements. Each of these measures identifies one or two monitoring indicators.

The Santiago Declaration (2013) of MINURVI addresses this measure in agreements 1 ("To foster the development of urban policies that aim at integrating the population of infonnal settlements, giving access to serviced lots with urban infrastructure, community facilities and environmental sanitation, and promoting the strengthening of their hun1an and social capital") and 7 ("To develop strategies for the

prevention of risks and the management of emergencies in human settlements, [caused byJ natural disasters, and to develop building techniques in order to reduce the risks through a variety of actions that include the analysis of potential disasters, the vulnerabilities, the adoption of appropriate standards of construction designs, technologies and building regulations, both in mitigation and in adaptation").

The Sustainable Development Goals support follow-up, especially Goal 11 ("Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable"), and target 11.1 ("By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services, and upgrade slums").

G. Territory and internal migration