ILC Charter | Amendment process

After 20 years, ILC is amending its Charter. We would like to take the opportunity to explain why.


In May 2015, during the Assembly of Members in Dakar, the International Land Coalition welcomed 55 new members. We are now a global Coalition of 200+ organisations from 64 countries working towards one common goal: land governance for and with people.

While our mission remains the same, it was agreed among members that it was time to revise the business and governance model we have used up until now. In order to function effectively and efficiently for the larger, more regionalised network that ILC has become, we came to the realisation that we need to adapt.   

It is for this reason that we are amending our Charter and Governance Framework, in order to recognise and highlight the regional, national and thematic dimensions of ILC work; Regional Assemblies, Regional Committees, Regional Coordination Units as well as national and thematic platforms.

The ILC has built its foundations on values such as participatory decision making and transparency. In line with these principles, all members have been involved in the amendment process since the most recent 2016 regional assemblies and 28th Coalition Council meeting. Members are currently being tasked with reviewing and endorsing the proposed changes through an Electronic Assembly of Members. 

If you are a member organisation of the ILC, and have not yet had a chance to review the Charter, this is your chance to have your say! 

The consultation will close on 01 April 2017.

It is our objective that the revised Charter will better reflect the current size and ambitions of our Coalition, while helping us to function more effectively and navigate the way forward – we invite you to take a look.


The ILC’s Charter and Governance Framework rallies members together around the principles of mutual respect and understanding, holding each of them accountable to a universally adopted set of standards.  The document outlines critical pieces of information such as the Coalition’s origins and purpose and details its governance structure.  It continues to be a reference point and helps to navigate the way forward.