land rights

Synonyms
land rights
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Global

By Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Chairman of the Advisory Board of CCSI, University Professor at Columbia University, and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Demolition crews destroy property during Operation Murambatsvina, Zimbabwe
20 November 2017
Africa
Zimbabwe

In June 2005, demolition crews destroyed hundreds of homes in an impoverished suburb of Mutare, under ‘Operation Murambatsvina’ (Move the Rubbish), the government of Zimbabwe’s campaign to forcibly clear ‘slums’ across the country. Many of those made homeless joined housing cooperatives to collectively purchase land, on which to rebuild their lives, only to have that land taken by Zanu-PF supporters with backing from government ministers.

16 November 2017
Zambia

Some commercial farmers in Zambia's have acquired thousands of hectares while ignoring laws meant to prevent forced evictions, writes Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu from Human Rights Watch

16 November 2017
Europe

A serious man dressed in gákti, a traditional Sami (also Sámi or Saami) costume, speaks on a video on Facebook.

IAEG-SDGs upgrade Indicator 1.4.2 to Tier II Status!!
Global

On 12th November 2017, the 6th meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) reached a major decision to reclassify tenure security Indicator 1.4.2 from Tier III to II in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. This decision marks the beginning of a global journey to monitor tenure security for all, using comparable land indicators for globally comparable data.

10 November 2017
India

The Marathwada region of Maharashtra is known for its drought-stricken conditions. Farmer suicides have been on the rise and families of the farmers are always on the fear that they would be losing their loved ones to the drought.

To add to plight, if the farmer belongs to the Dalit community, the struggles of the individual are more pronounced. The story of Kantabai Ichake entails similar struggles – a 70-year-old Dalit woman who is among many who have spearheaded the fight of Dalit women across Marathwada.

9 November 2017
Global

Recommandation à l’intention des participants à la réunion du Groupe d’experts des Nations Unies et de l’extérieur chargé des indicateurs relatifs aux objectifs de développement durable (IAEG-ODD) – 11- 14 novembre 2017, Manama, Bahreïn

 
9 November 2017
Global

Recomendación para la reunión del Grupo Interinstitucional y de Expertos sobre los ODS (IAEGSDG) (11-14 de noviembre de 2017, Manama, Bahréin)

 
9 November 2017
Global

Recommendation for the Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDGs (IAEG-SDG) meeting (11-14 November 2017, Manama, Bahrain)

 
In 2015, all countries committed to realize 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and monitor all targets. The Agenda 2030 strongly emphasizes the cross-cutting and central role of securing tenure rights to land and natural resources to eradicate poverty and hunger as well as to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and, more broadly, sustainable development.