The Subgroup reviewed their work from Saturday and, at the suggestion of India, the US dropped its objection to "equitable" use of land in paragraph 56(d) (taxation and incentive mechanisms to ensure supply of serviceable land). In 56(g) (existing infrastructure), delegates noted that action should be in accordance with carrying capacity (G-77/China) and added a Norwegian proposal calling for adequate provision of common spaces and facilities. Delegates added new 56(h)bis, proposed by the G-77/China, calling for instruments for the development of land including, where appropriate, land readjustment and consolidation. In 56(i) (cadastral systems and land registration), delegates called for regularization of informal settlements, "where appropriate," and removed the brackets from "simplify land transactions." In 56(j) (develop land laws), delegates called for development of a "legal framework" (G-77/China). Delegates incorporated references to "indigenous land settlement" (Canada) and the development of small and medium-scale cities and rural areas (Croatia) into 56(l) (rural development). In 56(m) (procedures to transfer land), delegates noted that procedures should be "within the context of a comprehensive land-use policy framework" (G-77/China), including the protection of arable land and the environment." (EU)
In 57 (efficient land markets), the US agreed to include a reference to the "equitable" use of land based on India's proposal to "promote" rather than "ensure" such action. In 57(b) (legislative arrangements), delegates called for an effective "legal framework" rather than legislative arrangements. Delegates called for review of "exclusionary" (US) processes in 57(e) (review restrictive processes).
In 58 (eradicate barriers to access to land), delegates added references to "people with disabilities" (US) and "other vulnerable groups." (G-77/China) The US and Canada objected to the reference to "equitable" access to land, a word which generated some debate. A reference to "equal and equitable" remains bracketed. In 58(a) (barriers that lead to segregation), delegates added references to "social" (Canada) and "disability-based" causes that create barriers, and encouraged training for peaceful conflict resolution (US). In 58(b) (awareness campaigns), delegates called for education regarding "legal rights" (G-77/China), "land ownership and tenure and inheritance for women." (Canada) In 58(c) (review legal frameworks), Canada proposed reference to the WSSD and FWCW documents, but the G-77/China opposed an enumeration of the conferences. In 58(d) (implement programmes), delegates incorporated US, EU and Canadian proposals calling for "full and equal participation of women and taking into account the needs differentiated by gender, age, disability and vulnerability." The Holy See was assigned the task of combining 58(e) (women in informal urban settlements) with an EU-proposed dbis, regarding enabling women to obtain housing and access to land. In 58(f) (mechanisms to protect widows), delegates retained the subparagraph addressing women whose husbands die, and added an EU subparagraph calling for review of legal frameworks to ensure equal rights to own and inherit land. The Subgroup continued negotiations in an evening informal informal meeting.
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