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Why addressing matters

 

"We are convinced that everyone has the right to an address. If you do not have an address, you do not officially exist."

Joan Clos, UN-HABITAT executive director

 

 

"Urban development, economic growth and the provision of basic services are inextricably linked to the existence of sound address infrastructures in urban and rural areas alike."

Anna Tibaijuka, Tanzanian minister of lands, housing and human settlements development

 

 

"We must recognise the critical of interconnection and convergence between addresses' electronic and physical dimensions and then ensure all of the world's people are connected , whatever the means of communication."

Hamadoun Touré, International Telecommunications Union secretary-general

 

 

"Four billion people are excluded from the rule of law, as the lack of a legal identity often prevents them from enjoying their rights as citizens. Setting up an addressing system is the first step towards tackling that issue."

Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, United Nations Development Programme

 

 

"Good address systems constitute a very important part of a society's infrastructure. In everyday life and in an infinite number of applications, addresses are used as a common reference."

EURADIN; European Addresses Infrastructure

 

 

"Addresses are a critical tool for economic and social development and an essential part of a country's national infrastructure. How can you apply for a decent job without a personal address? How can businesses sell and customers buy online if there is no physical address for delivering the goods? How can people get a passport or an ID?"

Edouard Dayan, Director General Universal Postal Union

 

 

"Four billion people are excluded from the rule of law, as the lack of a legal identity often prevents them from enjoying their rights as citizens. Setting up an addressing system is the first step towards tackling that issue."

Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, United Nations Development Programme

 

 

"At UN-Habitat, we are convinced that everyone has the right to an address. If you do not have an address you do not officially exist. An address is the key to a new life" Dr Joan Clos, Executive Director, United Nations Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) "It is almost impossible for individuals to be part of society without a legal identity, and that establishing such an identity often depends on having an official address"

Professor Anna Tibaijuka, Minister of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development in Tanzania, Special ambassador to the "Addressing the world – An address for everyone" initiative

 

 

"Good address systems constitute a very important part of a society's infrastructure. In everyday life and in an infinite number of applications, addresses are used as a common reference." EURADIN; European Addresses Infrastructure "In most industrialized countries, having a physical address is something that we take for granted. But in many developing countries, as well as in some emerging economies, the majority of people do not have an address. Yet addresses are an essential tool for economic and social development"

Addressing the world: an address for everyone.

 

 

"Addresses are a critical tool for economic and social development and an essential part of a country's national infrastructure. How can you apply for a decent job without a personal address? How can businesses sell and customers buy online if there is no physical address for delivering the goods? How can people get a passport or an ID?"

UPU Director General Edouard Dayan