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COVID-19

Synonyms: 
coronavirus disease

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, which had not been previously identified in humans.

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Uzbek Farmers Unhappy With President's Order Giving Land To Jobless Youth
14 March 2021
Uzbekistan


Main photo: Farmers complain that not only will they lose income without compensation, but they even have to pay taxes on the land they are forced to give away.

Credit: UN Women/Yihui Yuan.
8 March 2021
Global

This year’s theme for the International Day,"Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world", celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

World's tropical forests and people imperiled by legal rollbacks under COVID-19
18 February 2021
Global

Threats against indigenous people and rainforests have risen during the coronavirus pandemic as governments have rolled back social and environmental safeguards to boost economic growth, land rights activists said on Thursday.

18 February 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Brazil
Colombia
Peru
Indonesia

PARIS (AFP) — Governments worldwide are using the Covid-19 pandemic to push through destructive development projects and roll back protections of indigenous groups, according to a global report on deforestation and rule of la

Nahua hunters in the Peruvian Amazon. Indigenous peoples safeguard 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity.
18 February 2021
Global

Increasing land grabs endangering forest communities and wildlife as governments expand mining and agriculture to combat economic impact of Covid

 

18 February 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo

In their quest to bolster economies battered by the pandemic, governments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere have set aside social and environmental safeguards in favor of destructive development projects that are harming Indigenous communities and the forests they care for, according to a report released today by Forest Peoples Programme.

5 February 2021
Global

Representatives from Lantmäteriet, the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority, and Cadasta Foundation shared experiences from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency-funded Advanced International Training Programme for Applied Land Governance.

Land Perspectives: People, Tenure, Planning, Tools, Space, and Health
5 February 2021
Global

Good land administration helps to secure property tenures. It also protects the land rights of people (including individuals, communities, and the state) through good governance principles and practices.

Elinor Ostrom
4 February 2021
Global

Nominations Open Now!

Deadline for Nomination - 28th February 2021

 

Officials say why govt needs power over private property
18 January 2021
Malaysia


Main photo: The chief secretary, Mohd Zuki Ali, said the emergency ordinance allowed the government to requisition private buildings for additional classrooms.

Proposed land management and urban planning law moves forward
6 January 2021
Cambodia

Main photo: the new law was proposed in the light of developments in Cambodia’s property sector. KT/Pann Rachana

A proposal that will lead to substantial changes to the existing law governing land management and urban planning in Cambodia is moving forward.

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