Guyana

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    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    Community Views on the Guyana EU-FLEGT
    Guyana

    In two newly released reports, indigenous leaders point out that the current concession allocations system in Guyana is unjust, severely flawed and facilitated by a national legal framework that does not fully respect their internationally protected rights to their customary lands and resources.

    “The foreign companies come and they have legal rights and we the people who have been living here all the time do not have legal rights.” [Resident, Kwebanna village]

    Guyana
    Europe

    BY CHRIS ARSENAULT

    TORONTO, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A potential trade pact between the European Union and Guyana must contain land rights protections for local residents in order to avert the possible displacement of indigenous people, activists said on Tuesday.

    Rising trade in timber stemming from such a deal could improve living standards in the South American country, according to a report released by activist groups the Forest Peoples Programme and the Amerindian Peoples Association.

    Debate

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    23 October 2016 to 25 November 2016
    Facilitators
    Alejandro Diez
    gonzalocolque
    Sergio Coronado
    Juan Pablo Chumacero
    Latin America and the Caribbean
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    Argentina
    Bolivia
    Brazil
    Chile
    Colombia
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    Guyana
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Suriname
    Venezuela

    Generally, most rural land in the world has been in the hands of local peasant communities and indigenous peoples under customary land tenure systems; historically although, land ownership in rural areas, and natural resources contained in it, have been a source of tension between different actors with different ways to understand and take ownership. In this conflict of interest, usually rural and indigenous communities with collective forms of property, have lost out.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2016
    France
    Bangladesh
    Nigeria
    Belize
    Mali
    Zimbabwe
    Suriname
    Congo
    Maldives
    Venezuela
    Guyana
    Philippines
    Kiribati
    Myanmar
    Portugal
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    Paraguay
    Gabon
    Canada

    L’Évaluation des ressources forestières mondiales 2015 est le fruit d’un effort collectif des pays, ayant impliqué quelque 300 correspondants nationaux, la FAO et ses partenaires. Mis en oeuvre par six partenaires dans le cadre de divers processus, le Questionnaire concerté sur les ressources forestières couvre 88 pour cent des forêts mondiales. Cette collaboration permet d’améliorer la cohérence des données tout en réduisant le fardeau des pays quant à l’établissement des rapports.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2016
    Nepal
    Vietnam
    Australia
    Indonesia
    Ecuador
    Congo
    Guyana
    Colombia

    El objetivo de este documento es ayudar a los países que tratan de desarrollar un nivel de referencia de emisiones forestales y/o un sistema de referencia forestal (NREF/NRF) de REDD+ en el marco de la CMNUCC. El documento facilita un repaso estructural de los requisitos de la CMNUCC para la elaboración de NREF/NRF, resumiendo las orientaciones de la CMNUCC y extrapolando los elementos necesarios para la elaboración de un NREF/NRF.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2016
    Chile
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    <p>La información contenida en este documento corresponde a la situación para octubre de 2014.

    Reports & Research
    December 2016
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    Guyana
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    Yemen
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    India
    Senegal
    Chad
    Paraguay
    Mongolia

    Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
    Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/15
    Session: Sess.16