Land Stakeholders & Institutions

Land Stakeholders & Institutions

A stakeholder is anyone or any institution who has interests in, or is affected by, an issue or activity or transaction, and therefore has a natural right to participate in decisions relating to it. 

There may be more than one stakeholder, or stakeholder group, claiming an interest in the land use on a particular area of land.

As examples, a farmer is a stakeholder in relation to the distribution or management of irrigation water from a common source, or as regards decisions on grazing rights on communal land. The term can also be applied to groups, as when several groups have an interest in, or are affected by, the exploitation of the water from a reservoir or products extracted from a forest. Stakeholders include those individuals or groups, such as women or indigenous communities, who have genuine and legitimate claims on use, but whose opinion may not be valued in current negotiations for cultural or religious reasons. Groups resident outside the area, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions, can also be stakeholders. Also the government of a country may have ministries with the position of stakeholders. The concept can be extended to include unborn generations who have a future interest in the resource.

Source: FAO

Flickr Thailand agriculture
1 August 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations urged Thailand on Tuesday to drop criminal cases against female activists who campaign for the rights of their communities, amid concerns they face increasing harassment.

The call came after the wife of a prominent Thai land rights activist was jailed last week and a separate group of female activists who protested against a gold mining operation were indicted for breaching public assembly laws.

2 August 2017
Ivory Coast

Date: 21 juillet 2017

Source: News Abidjan

Le directeur régional de l'Agriculture et du Développement rural, Martin Kouakou, a invité, mardi lors d'une conférence publique, les populations de Yamoussoukro à faire établir leurs titres fonciers pour sécuriser leurs terres.

Martin Kouakou a souligné qu’il est question d’être propriétaire légal et de consolider ses droits, pour pouvoir investir sur ces terres en toute sécurité et de réduire surtout de nombreux conflits sociaux et intercommunautaires.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2017

Date : 27/07/2017

Source : Foncier & Développement

La 78ème session ordinaire du Conseil des Ministres de la CEDEAO qui s’est tenue à Monrovia (Libéria) les 1er et 2 juin 2017 a adopté une directive relative au développement d’infrastructures hydrauliques en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette nouvelle directive entre donc en vigueur à partir de ce jour sur l’ensemble du territoire des pays de la CEDEAO.

UN-Habitat - SDG 11.3 Sustainable urbanization cover image
June 2017

A defining feature of many of the world’s cities is an outward expansion far beyond formal administrative boundaries, largely propelled by the use of the automobile, poor urban and regional planning and land speculation. A large proportion of cities both from developed and developing countries have high consuming suburban expansion patterns which often extend to even further peripheries. Cities need to accommodate new and thriving urban functions such as transportation routes, etc. as they expand.

UN-Habitat - SDG 11.7 Public space cover image
June 2017

Cities function in an efficient, equitable and sustainable manner only when private and public spaces work in a symbiotic relation to enhance each other. Public space generates equality, however in the past decades it has been drastically been reduced. Inadequate, poorly designed, or privatized public spaces generate exclusion and marginalization.

UN-Habitat SDG 11.1 Adequate Housing cover image
June 2017

As we turn the page on MDGs to SDGs, the unprecedented proliferation of slums and informal settlements, and a chronic lack of adequate housing, continues to be amongst the major challenges of urbanization. Slums, informal settlements and inadequate housing remain the visible manifestations of poverty and inequality in cities. Inadequate housing complements the measurement of slums, particularly in the developed world, in order not to leave anyone behind.

Keeping an Eye on SDG 15 cover image
Training Resources & Tools
Institutional & promotional materials
July 2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out the international community’s commitment to rid the world of poverty and hunger and achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental.

Biodiversity Indicators: UNECE & SDGs cover image
Conference Papers & Reports
November 2016

Dr Tom Brooks, Head, Science and Knowledge International Union for Conservation of Nature UNECE, Committee on Environmental Policy, presentation on Biodiversity Indicators: UNECE and the SDGS at the 12th Session of the Joint Task Force on Environmental Statistics and Indicators, 17 November 2016.

Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition: what roles for livestock? cover image
Reports & Research
July 2016

This report addresses the economic, environmental and social dimensions of agricultural development, with the objective of ensuring food and nutrition security, in terms of availability, access, utilization and stability. It focuses on the livestock component of agricultural systems, given the role of livestock as an engine for the development of the agriculture and food sector, and as a driver of major economic, social and environmental changes in food systems worldwide.