Approaching the GLF 2018, Government of Indonesia convenes a high level meeting at the Presidential Palace
Friday, 8th December 2017
More bricks are being paved to complete the journey toward the Global Land Forum 2018. Hosted by the Presidential Staff Office (KSP), relevant ministry institutions were attending a high-level meeting to weave an engagement toward the preparation of the GLF, taking place at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Governments working with private and public stakeholders to improve land governance in Africa
Thursday, 23rd November 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 November 2017- Multi-stakeholders platforms (MSP) bringing together civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector, governments, and UN agencies are essential in securing land rights and achieving development in Africa. The collaborative nature of these platforms has great potential for synergising ideas and finding common ground on land issues. MSP appears to be a recommendation of regional, continental and international normative frameworks on land tenure, including the Frameworks and Guidelines on Land Governance in Africa (F&Gs), the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In India, land reform is currently a forgotten agenda. Immediately after India’s independence, the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru promised to eliminate the intermediaries and restore land to the tiller resulting in the passing of historic Zamindari Abolition Act in 1956. Yet unfortunately, land has never became the core agenda of the successive governments despite various revolutionary steps through social movements.
ILC-LAC statement on the recent wave of evictions in Guatemala
Latin America & the Caribbean
Friday, 10th November 2017
The International Land Coalition Latin America and the Caribbean (ILC-LAC) is deeply concerned about the violent evictions carried out by the security forces of Guatemala on the 30th of October and 1st -3rd November 2017 in the communities Chab´il Cho´ch, in Izabal, and CumbreChanche Tactic and Semuy Cacchaila, in Alta Verapaz.
Líderes y lideresas indígenas de Perú se capacitan en torno a la gobernanza responsable de la tierra
Latin America & the Caribbean
Friday, 20th October 2017
Incluir en las políticas públicas un enfoque de gobernanza de la tierra centrado en las personas resulta necesario para lograr un acceso equitativo a la tierra y una gestión adecuada de los recursos naturales. Las Directrices Voluntarias para la Gobernanza Responsable de la Tierra (DVGT) constituyen un acuerdo histórico de índole internacional que, llevado a la práctica, permite garantizar a las poblaciones rurales pobres y grupos vulnerables, el acceso y el control de los recursos naturales.
Indonesia’s National Peasant Day 2017 – A Plea to the President for Agrarian Reform
Thursday, 28th September 2017
Rain was pouring down from Jakarta’s sky that morning, Wednesday, 27th September 2017. Nevertheless, it did not stop thousands of activists and peasants in swinging their legs to the State Palace, to urge the President in accelerating the Agrarian Reform.