The Contracting States, in the belief that objectives set out in the Preamble would be better achieved by amending the 1968 Algiers Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources by expanding elements related to sustainable development, have agreed on measures to enhance environmental protection, to foster the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources; and to harmonize and coordinate policies in these fields with a view to achieving ecologically rational, economically sound and socially acceptable development policies and programs for the Convention area.
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Library ResourceInternational Conventions or TreatiesAlgeria, Angola, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Nigeria, Mauritius, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini, Ghana, Congo, Guinea, Ethiopia, Comoros, Eritrea, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Libya, Lesotho, Uganda, Somalia, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Chad, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Burundi, Sao Tome and Principe, Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Rwanda, Morocco, Niger, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Cameroon, Kenya, Middle Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Northern Africa, Western Asia, Africa
Library ResourceAgreements & ContractsApril, 2006Cameroon
Library ResourceAgreements & ContractsSeptember, 2009Cameroon
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2012Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Americas, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Northern America, Canada, United States of America, Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Europe, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Holy See, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland, Oceania, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Global
The VGGT represent the first inter-governmental consensus on the principles and accepted standards for the responsible governance of tenure for governments, international organisations, communities, and the private sector. Their aim is to promote secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment.The Guidelines serve as a reference and set out principles and internationally accepted standards for practices for the responsible governance of tenure.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2007Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, Benin, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, China, Eswatini, Congo, Guinea, Niger, Cameroon, Morocco, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia, Brazil, Tunisia, Senegal, Chad, Norway, Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Africa, Cameroon, Togo, Guatemala, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Cambodia, Philippines, Italy, Australia
This guide provides guidance for companies to implement free, prior and informed consent. It
• translates principles of responsible land governance and tenure (see the VGGT) into practical mechanisms, processes and actions,
• gives examples of good practice – what has worked, where, why and how, and
• provides useful tools for activities such as the design of policy and reform processes, for the design of investment projects and for guiding interventions.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2002Rwanda, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Burundi, Madagascar, Gabon, Eswatini, Congo, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Africa
Meeting Name: Regional Conference for Africa (ARC) (22nd Session)
Meeting symbol/code: ARC 02 INF/7
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2002Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Rwanda, Haiti, Cameroon, Tanzania, Botswana, Bahamas, Togo, Africa
This background paper intends to highlight key issues surrounding the impact of HIV/AIDS on land, particularly at the rural household level in Southern and Eastern Africa. It also serves as an introduction to three country reports commissioned by the Sub-Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the impact of the epidemic on land issues. These studies are focused on Kenya, Lesotho and South Africa.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Angola, Burkina Faso, United States of America, Zambia, Mali, Germany, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Guinea, Malawi, Niger, Cameroon, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Papua New Guinea, Africa
Given the recent trend of granting vast areas of African land to foreign investors, the urgency of placing real ownership in the hands of the people living and making their livelihood upon lands held according to custom cannot be overstated. This study provides guidance on how best to recognize and protect the land rights of the rural poor.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Nepal, Zambia, Sweden, Indonesia, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Canada, Congo, Pakistan, Finland, Cameroon, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, South Africa, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, India, Ireland, Gabon, Brazil
In many countries around the world, people living in rural areas have lower incomes and are generally less prosperous than their urban counterparts. Because of this, governments often attempt to promote rural development through the development of natural resources such as forests. This paper will attempt to describe some of the challenges of using forest resources for rural development in developing countries.