Sign on: Open letter to the Environment Minister of Panama to withdraw Barro Blanco’s registration under the Clean Development Mechanism

Thursday, 25th August 2016

Sign on Letter to the Minister of the Environment in Panama regarding Barro Blanco dam and protection of Ngabe Bugle Indigenous Lands.  The below letter calls on the Minister to withdraw the approval of Barro Blanco from the UN Clean Development Mechanism.  

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La ILC felicita a Colombia por el acuerdo de paz alcanzado

Thursday, 25th August 2016

Luego de 52 años de conflicto armado, el Gobierno de Colombia y las FARC anunciaron que se llegó a un acuerdo final y definitivo para lograr la paz en el país.

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Mongolia - Land Rights Now, photo by Jason Taylor

Securing land rights for pastoralists key to fighting against climate change

Monday, 8th August 2016

People, livestock and nature; a permanent, inter-dependent cycle defining the lives of an estimated 200-500 million people around the world. These people are Pastoralists, and the rangelands that they manage cover a quarter of the world's land surface. And yet, these nomadic herders have few advocates and are losing their access to communal lands and resources at a rapid pace because they lack secure rights.

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Photo credit: ILC Jason Taylor

Land Rights Now Initiative Supports Civil Society Opposition to Afforestation Bill in India

Thursday, 28th July 2016

As India’s upper house is currently debating a controversial afforestation bill, civil society groups across the country are expressing concerns that the bill would do more harm than good.

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Women in a tobacco field in Malawi ©IFAD/Pirozzi

ILC hails long awaited land reforms in Malawi after nearly 15 years of advocacy work by LandNet

Monday, 18th July 2016

ILC joins member Landnet Malawi in celebrating the passing of four Land Bills, the most recent on Customary Land. Together with Oxfam, FAO, UN Women, and other partners, ILC has been supporting Landnet Malawi in their advocacy campaigns for land reforms since the adoption of the Malawi National Land Policy in 2002.  

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Join Liberian CSOs in calling for a progressive Land Rights Act now!

Join Liberian CSOs in calling for a progressive Land Rights Act now!

Friday, 15th July 2016

Join the Global Call to Action in endorsing a statement from the Civil Society Organizations Working on Land Rights in Liberia calling on the country’s legislature to immediately pass historic legislation recognizing community land rights. Insecure land rights have contributed to wars and land grabs across West Africa, and to communities losing their homes, lands, and livelihoods. The Land Rights Act, submitted in 2014, would automatically recognize the land and forest rights of millions of rural Liberians, and could be a model for countries across West African grappling with their own land-related conflicts.

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