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Climate Crisis
9 December 2019
Global

Solving the climate crisis is possible, but vested economic interests and a lack of political will are in the way.

     

We can’t tackle the climate crisis without tackling corruption.

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26 November 2019
Global

In the last ten years, the Land Portal has grown from being ‘simply’ a gateway to better access land data and information that is fragmented across the web, to a trusted knowledge broker that makes a difference by emphasizing data use and impact. In this time, we have accompanied our users to interact with land data in the ways that suit them best.

22 November 2019
Africa

Next week the Conference on Land Policy in Africa - Winning the Fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation, will take place in Abidjan.

 

Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  

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Events

International Anti-Corruption Day
9 December 2019
Global

On this International Day, I urge people everywhere to continue to work on innovative solutions to win the battle against corruption and to ensure that precious resources serve the peoples of the world.

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Organizations: 
United Nations
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25 November 2019 to 29 November 2019

Location

Sofitel - Hotel Ivoire Abidjan
Ivory Coast
CI
Africa

Winning the fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation

The 3rd edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa was organised by the African Land Policy Centre which is a joint initiative of the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank.   The Conference is a policy and learning event whose goal is to deepen capacity for land policy in Africa through improved access to knowledge and information on land policy development and implementation.  This Conference follows the second Conference held in November 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that was attended by close to 450 participants. 

Organizations: 
Land Policy Initiative
African Development Bank
African Union

Blogs

womancistern
4 December 2019
Authors: 
Ms. Priti Darooka
Global

Author: Priti Darooka [1] with contributions by Farida Akhter 

I want to thank IWRAW Asia Pacific for organising a two day strategic dialogue on Women Human Rights and Climate Justice. Some of the points shared here are points discussed at this dialogue in Bangkok in November 2019. 

I also want to thank contributions by Feminist Land Platform members, especially Farida Akhter of Bangladesh. 

25 November 2019
Authors: 
Charles Boamah
Africa

The Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in Africa very wisely prioritised three key objectives:

 

  • Land policy development and implementation;
  • Allocation of adequate budgetary resources to land management and administration;
  • And the establishment of enabling conditions for institutional innovation in land policy and governance frameworks on the continent.

As we gather here today, so much has been achieved over the past decade. And yet we know that a great deal of work still remains to be done.

Recent news

Climate Crisis
9 December 2019
Global

Solving the climate crisis is possible, but vested economic interests and a lack of political will are in the way.

     

We can’t tackle the climate crisis without tackling corruption.

2 December 2019
Global
  • Both the climate crisis and inequality require a democratic overhaul. And governments globally should start by turning over legal control of land and natural resources to local communities and indigenous land users. Their rights are key to survival for all of us.
30 November 2019
China

Based on Chinese law, individuals cannot claim land ownership. In rural regions, most land is owned collectively, while in urban areas, by the state. 

China's 560 million rural residents, taking up around 40 percent of the country's total population, contract land for a fixed period of time – usually 30 years – from rural communities, and maintain rights to use and manage the land. 

29 November 2019
Ethiopia

ADDIS ABEBA – The African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges, the AU Declaration of committing 2010 – 2020 as the African Women’s Decade and the AU 30 per cent target for documented land rights in women’s names by 2025, are important messages from leaders on the continent that empowering women through tenure security is a necessary condition for equity and the socioeco

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