Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data
Voluntary Guide on the Responsible Governance of land fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

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Date of publication: 
December 2012
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FAODOCREP:69cedff9-d20d-5aed-8de5-1524bc24949e
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40
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The guidelines are the first comprehensive, global instrument on tenure and its administration to be prepared through intergovernmental negotiations. The guidelines set out principles and internationally accepted standards of responsible practices for the use and control of land, fisheries and forests. They provide guidance for improving the policy, legal and organizational frameworks that regulate tenure rights; for enhancing the transparency and administration of tenure systems; and for strengthening the capacities and operations of public bodies, private sector enterprises, civil society organizations and people concerned with tenure and its governance. The guidelines place the governance of tenure within the context of national food security, and are intended to contribute to the progressive realization of the right to adequate food, poverty eradication, environmental protection and sustainable social and economic development.

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Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations Land and Water Division Deputy Directory-General Natural Resources
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