People centred land governance

Our collective goal as a network is to realise land governance for and with people at the country level, responding to the needs and protecting the rights of those who live on and from the land.

Across the diversity of ILC's network of over 200 civil society and intergovernmental organisations, our members have defined a common goal. People-centred land governance responds to the needs, and protects the rights, of the women, men and communities who live on and from the land, respecting that they should be the ultimate decision-makers on how their land and natural resources are used. 

To guide our individual and collective efforts to achieve land governance for and with people, ILC’s members agreed on 10 commitments in priority areas of action. The 10 commitments are an expression of our common vision, and guide ILC's work at all levels of action under our Strategy for 2016-2021. They provide a benchmark in working towards the realisation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGTs) and other internationally agreed instruments.

They are a compass for our work, and we hope that they also provide a useful focus to others with a transformative agenda on land rights.  

Katia Araujo                                                                     Jean-Philippe Audinet                     
Huairou Commission                                                       IFAD
Co-Chair, ILC Coalition Council                                     Co-Chair, ILC Coalition Council    


Our Commitments

1. Secure tenure rights

2. Strong small-scale farming systems

3. Diverse tenure systems

4. Equal land rights for women

5. Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples

6. Locally-managed ecosystems

7. Inclusive decision-making

8. Transparent and accessible information

9. Effective actions against land grabbing

10. Protected land rights defenders

Photo: ©Michael Benanav