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Up to 2.5 billion people depend on indigenous and community lands, which make up over 50 percent of the land on the planet, yet only 1/5 of their land is secured
At ILC, we jointly commit to...
Diverse Tenure Systems
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Nearly five billion hectares remain unprotected and vulnerable to land grabs from more powerful entities like governments and corporations.
There is growing evidence of the vital role played by full legal ownership of land by indigenous peoples and local communities in preserving cultural diversity and in combating poverty and hunger, political instability and climate change.
The importance of protecting and expanding indigenous and community ownership of land has been a key element in the negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
ILC members stand in solidarity with the ongoing struggles of indigenous peoples and local communities seeking to secure their land rights once and for all.
ILC Toolkit #5: Indigenous Peoples and communities land rights
26 April 2018Read More