Darfur land conference launched in Sudan capital

Addressing a land conference launched in Khartoum on Sunday, UN Resident Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas, called for support to the land administration in Darfur in order to reach peaceful coexistence between the various communities in the region.
The UN official further pointed to the importance of establishing a steering committee and information centres to settle land disputes and demarcate pastoral routes in Darfur.
The Sudanese Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Physical Development and the Darfur Land Commission, in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN-Habitat, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) organised the two-day Land Conference – Challenges and Opportunities, attended by donors and other stakeholders, including the Qatari ambassador to Sudan and representatives of Darfuri pastoralists and farmers.