Wednesday, February 11, 2015
PUBLICATION: Secure and equitable land rights in the Post-2015 Agenda. A key issue in the future we want
This technical briefing authored by a number of international organizations working on food security, natural resources management, and poverty eradication and endorsed by many local civil society organizations around the world strongly encourage governments to keep the profile of land and natural resources high in the document on sustainable development goals to be endorsed in September 2015.
The brief argues that the Post-2015 Agenda must address the structural factors that undermine sustainable development. Secure and equitable land rights, particularly for those living in poverty and using and managing ecosystems, are an essential element of a Post-2015 Agenda that has the ambition to be people-centered and planet-sensitive. In order to realize its transformative potential, the Post-2015 Agenda should ensure that all women, men, indigenous peoples and local communities have secure rights to land, property, and natural resources necessary for their livelihoods and well-being, and should devise a monitoring framework accordingly