5 April 2017

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz [official website] called [press release] Friday for the US to adopt a consistent approach to indigenous land rights in pipeline projects.

31 March 2017


its4land is an EU-financed project to assist Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia in mapping land tenure more quickly, cheaply and transparently. It will end in three years’ time; right now, the Africans and Europeans are in the phase of needs assessment. The focus is not on technical requirements, but on operational priorities and managerial context. The first results indicate that low-cost geospatial technologies will be helpful, not least because they also benefit priorities other than improving cadastral services.

Conference Papers & Reports
April 2016


4 April 2017


The model of urbanization over the past two decades has been far from “smart” and sustainable. This is the major conclusion of Habitat III, the third United Nations’ Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that took place in Quito, Ecuador, in 2016. Our cities are growing very quickly and spontaneously. Decreased planning and excessive urban expansion, alongside reduced density, is leading us to unprecedented levels of chaos, urban poverty and environmental degradation.

15 March 2017

Con el propósito de continuar con los avances de la Agricultura Familiar alcanzados en 2014 con el Año internacional de la Agricultura Familiar, invitamos ahora a las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, gobiernos, centros de investigación, organismos internacionales y cooperativas a sumarse a la campaña leyendo la siguiente carta de apoyo y rellenando el formulario que encontrarán abajo.

Su apoyo será vital para lograr que la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas declare el Decenio de la Agricultura Familiar.

29 March 2017

On March 20, 2017, a group of individuals from a broad range of institutions and organizations that focus on improving land governance around the world hereby commit to promote and bolster data-sharing efforts within the land sector, with the hope that such action will catalyze positive changes in the area of land governance and lead to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These individuals agreed on the following declaration:

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This seventh issue of the LEGEND bulletin considers the impact that new technology can have on documenting land rights and democratising access to land data around the world.

The Land Policy Bulletins are produced by the Core Land Support Team (CLST) for DFID's programme on responsible invesment - Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND).

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By Yuliya Panfil, Omidyar Network

Arte 17 de Abril Dia Internacional de Luta Camponesa. Arte: Via Campesina
28 March 2017

17 de abril 2017 Dia Internacional de Lutas Campesinas: Direitos dos Campesinos, Direitos Humanos! Avançamos para uma declaração das Nações Unidas sobre os Direitos dos Camponeses e outras pessoas que trabalham em zonas rurais!