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Pacific Regional Assessment for the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources

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FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.

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January 1970
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Leases Restrictions Amendment Act 2005 (No. 16 of 2005).

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This Act amends the Leases Restrictions Act 1976 in section 2 by the defining "Minister" as the Minister of Justice. It also redefines the functions of Leases Approval Tribunal, repeals section 6 inserts a new section by stipulating that nothing in the Unit Titles Act 2005 shall affect the principal Act.

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October 2005

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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January 1979
Publisher(s)
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

Leases Restrictions (Amendment) Regulations 2006.

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These Regulations amend the Leases Restrictions Regulations 1977 by inserting new provisions concerning criteria to be applied by the Tribunal in a decision on any application for approval of a lease, sublease, assignment of lease or assignment of sublease to a non-resident. The criteria of assignment of lease concern citizenship of the Cook Islands, procedures regarding information to natives and consent of assembled owners resident on the island.

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February 2006

Administration Act 1969.

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This Act regulates the (grant of) administration of real and personal estates of deceased persons. Administration means probate of the will of a deceased person, and includes letters of administration of the estate of a deceased person, granted with or without a will annexed, for general, special, or limited purposes, and in the case of a trustee corporation includes an order to administer and an election to administer.

Administration Act 1969.

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This Act regulates the (grant of) administration of real and personal estates of deceased persons. Administration means probate of the will of a deceased person, and includes letters of administration of the estate of a deceased person, granted with or without a will annexed, for general, special, or limited purposes, and in the case of a trustee corporation includes an order to administer and an election to administer.

Conservation Act 1986-87.

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This Act makes provision for the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment in the Cook Islands. It shall apply to such parts of the Cook Islands and Cook Islands waters as are specified from time to time by the Queen's Representative by Order in Executive Council. The Act consists of 57 sections divided into 11 Parts.