"goLandRegistry demonstrates how blockchain adoption can solve an array of real-world problems"

Sustainable Land Management

The current population growth, combined with climate change, natural disasters, conflicts, and large-scale economic globalization, puts increasing pressure on land management. Sustainable land management seeks to incorporate environmental, economic and social opportunities to ensure that the present and the future generations benefit, while maintaining and enhancing the quality of land resources. 

In addition to land-related disputes, critical socioeconomic, financial and environmental issues regarding land services curb efficient land management. These include, but are not limited to, insecure tenure of land ownership; lack of access to resources and agricultural advisory services; insufficient incentives and environmentally destructive land use; inadequate systems to collect land-based taxes and to apply the revenue to improve public services; and inaccessible, unequitable and unaffordable procedures and transactions.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes an integrated approach to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Resolving land conflicts and ensuring sustainable land management can play a crucial role in tackling climate change, securing biodiversity, providing shared prosperity, and well-being for all. Conflict-free and productive land can provide an unparalleled basis for economic growth and a source of livelihood for billions worldwide, including the most vulnerable populations. The goLandRegistry programme will contribute to the following global goals: 

What is goLandRegistry?

goLandRegistry is an innovative and cutting-edge blockchain technology-based software solution that supports government efforts to ensure systematic, transparent, and secure online land registry management and data verification. It is part of a collaboration with UN-Habitat to provide a framework for the development of emerging technology tools and digital platforms to improve urban design and planning in South Asia. goLandRegistry leverages the public hybrid blockchain platform LTO Network for land registry deeds anchoring and verification.

goLandRegistry aims at supporting Member States by:

  • Enabling survey, mapping and registration of land and properties in urban informal settlements
  • Employing emerging technology to map the property registration process and ensure that land occupancy certificates details are anchored into a decentralized public blockchain environment
  • Enabling property owners to demonstrate the authenticity of their land titles independently through the Open Source blockchain verification tool


  • UN-Habitat: UN-Habitat works in over 90 countries to promote transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance and collaborative action.
  • LTO network: a hybrid blockchain for securing, verifying and exchanging business critical information.

“government office Land Registry”


Why Blockchain?

  • Blockchain permits transactions to be gathered into blocks and recorded into a distributed database existing in a theoretically infinite number of computers;
  • Each block contains a timestamp and a link to the previous block, so they form a chain that can be cryptographically verified.
  • Owing to its distributed, decentralized and immutable nature, blockchain technology creates increased trust, accountability, transparency and accessibility

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Strategic Technology Solutions

Policy Strategy & Governance Division
Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT)
United Nations