How can the land community engage in the SDG process and ensure that no one is left behind?
A practical guide for ILC members
ILC and the SDGs
There is often a big disconnect between organisations focused on grassroots level work, and the (global) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process. This is in part a consequence that SDG-related processes are new (and therefore national processes may be not yet well structured and participatory) but also because many grassroots organisations may not see a relationship between their agenda and the SDGs. This is also the case for many organisations working on land issues.
This paper aims to support ILC Members in better understanding the SDGs and their related-processes, opportunities and risks and ways to engage at various levels.
It will show the strong linkages that exist between the ILC Commitments and the SDG agenda and how major progress on land rights and People-Centred Land Governance are necessary to achieve the SDGs as a whole. In addition, this paper will also show how the SDGs represent a complementary process that can contribute to the implementation of critical land instruments, including the CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGTs).