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UN-Habitat Key messages on COVID-19 and Housing

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The COVID-19 crisis also offers a unique global opportunity to demonstrate that it is possible to provide housing and land tenure security to all. It also shows the importance of sustainable housing sectors to strengthen the preparedness of urban areas to respond to extreme events. Cities and local governments around the world can move towards reducing inequalities and poverty levels and providing access to adequate housing for all, as a catalyst for the achievement of other fundamental rights. These key messages urge national, regional and local governements to adopt urgent measures to secure tenure.

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