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16 January 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
Chile

UN indigenous rights chief urges Chile to stop using the country's anti-terrorism law to prosecute the Mapuche people

BOGOTA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin America is trampling on indigenous rights and jailing ever more campaigners to stifle opposition to big business taking over ancestral lands, according to a United Nations expert.

16 January 2018
India

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12: The state government has decided to scale up the implementation of Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act 2017 in all districts.   Housing and Urban Development Secretary G Mathivathanan Friday asked collectors to initiate steps for the successful implementation of the Act.

11 January 2018
New Zealand

Samoans around the world are to petition the government to uphold the protection of customary land rights.

The Samoa Observer reported members of the Samoan Solidarity International Group will present the petition when parliament opens on the 23rd of this month.

Group member Unasa Iuni Sapolu says they want the 2008 Lands and Titles Act to be repealed.

Unasa says many of their concerns surround the Torrens system of registry of land titles which is enabled under the Act but which they say is contrary to traditional Samoan land rights.

Gender, Land and Mining in Mongolia - WOLTS Mongolia Research Report No.1 - January 2018
10 January 2018
Asia
Central Asia
Mongolia

“Gender, Land and Mining in Mongolia” is the product of two years of rigorous field research in Mongolia in collaboration with the Mongolian NGO, People Centered Conservation (PCC). It is the first country research report by the WOLTS (Women’s Land Tenure Security) project team at Mokoro and involved repeat rounds of both quantitative and qualitative participatory fieldwork to validate results.

Transparency International
10 January 2018
Africa
Germany

Application Closing Date - 14 Jan 2018

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Pay Scale - EUR 450 per month

Location - Berlin, Germany

21 December 2017
Angola

Autor:Africa21

Fonte: Africa21

 

Os setores da energia e agricultura, com taxas de 60,6 porcento e 5,9 porcento, respectivamente, serão, fora do setor petrolífero, os motores do crescimento económico de Angola em 4,9 porcento  no próximo ano, de acordo com a proposta de Orçamento Geral do Estado (OGE) para 2018.

 

 

29 December 2017
Colombia

In the wake of Colombia’s peace deal, the rush to clear Amazon jungle for cattle ranches and coca caused deforestation to soar. A new scheme hopes to enable farmers to make a sustainable living from the forest

27 January 2018
Antigua and Barbuda

As the tiny island destroyed by a hurricane tries to rebuild, the PM of neighboring Antigua aims to revoke centuries-old rights

Nearly four months after Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, residents fear the central government on neighbouring Antigua is poised to revoke a centuries-old system of communal land rights in what activists have described as “disaster capitalism” at work.

29 December 2017
Global

Communities are at the frontline of social change, uniting in a common cause to benefit the wider population

LONDON, Dec 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As 2017 draws to a close, the term 'resilience' has become a buzzword for many humanitarian organisations and governments who are set on preparing for major disasters so any recovery is much easier.

Resilience covers broad disasters ranging from climate change induced floods and droughts to economic shocks and health epidemics.

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2 January 2018
Netherlands
Global

LANDac is a partnership between several Dutch organizations and their Southern partners involved in development-related research, policy and practice with respect to land governance. The partners share a concern for the increase in land inequality and land-related conflicts. They are interested in how land governance – rules and practices on access to land – can be used to promote equitable and sustainable development in the Global South. LANDac aims to improve and strengthen the relationship between academic research and policy and practice in the area of international cooperation.

21 December 2017
Global

Land acquisitions and land use restrictions can have adverse impacts on communities and individuals, including physical displacement; loss of land, income or livelihood; and/or involuntary resettlement. The World Bank addresses these negative impacts in its Draft Guidance Note for Borrowers on the application of its Environmental and Social Standard 5 (ESS5): Land Acquisitions, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement.

19 December 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

Central America and the Caribbean are considerably vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Political analyst Geovanny Vicente Romero investigates.

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