Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Scoop: UN declares evictions are not the answer

Well, now the UN has said it: Evictions are not the answer to the growth of squatter communities and shantytowns. "Evictions and demolitions are not the answer to the challenges of rapid urbanization," Secretary General Kofi Annan said. "We must have pro-poor, participatory urban development in which women and men are empowered to manage their communities."

Amen. Now do it!

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