In 2001 a new Land Law was adopted in Cambodia. It was significant because - for the first time - it recognised a new legal category of people, Indigenous Peoples or chuncheat daoem pheak tech in Khmer, and it also introduced the legal concept of communal land rights to Cambodia. Indigenous Peoples are not mentioned in the 1993 constitution of Cambodia or any legislation pre-dating the 2001 Land Law. However, Cambodia's 2002 Forestry Law also followed the trend by recognising Indigenous Peoples.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Cambodia, Laos
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Africa
Many a dogma produced by agricultural policies over the past decades has proved disastrous for African agriculture. Ms Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union (AU), looks at lessons learnt and suggests ways to bring progress to Africa’s rural regions.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2013Myanmar, Global
Global forced displacement has seen accelerated growth in 2014,
once again reaching unprecedented levels. The year saw the highest
displacement on record. By end-2014, 59.5 million individuals
were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict,
generalized violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million
persons more than the year before (51.2 million) and the highest
annual increase in a single year.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2013Myanmar
WITH SUBSTANTIAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING A PHOTO ESSAY...Selected Land and Livelihood Impacts Along the Shwe Natural Gas and China-Myanmar Oil Transport Pipeline from Rakhine State to Mandalay Division..."Yesterday, we published a photo essay and companion report highlighting the severe impacts of the Shwe natural gas and Myanmar-China oil transport pipelines on the lives and livelihoods of local communities living around these mega-projects.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2013Mozambique
Full citation: Human Rights Watch, "'What is a House without Food?' Mozambique's Coal Mining Boom and Resettlements," HRW REPORT (2013).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Cambodia
The Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, Raquel Rolnik, undertook an official visit to the World Bank Group from 26 October to 1 November 2010. In this 2013 report, she presents her observations and recommendations on the World Bank‟s safeguard policies, particularly on the right to adequate housing, in the context of its current two-year consultative process to review and update its environmental and social safeguard policies.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2013Brazil
Resumo Após uma década da aprovação do Estatuto da Cidade - marco regulatório da política urbana no Brasil inserido no Â¢mbito das reformas políticas e jurídicas anunciadas pela Constituinte de 1988 - cabe debater se, onde, quando e de que forma este tem sido implementado no país. Este balanço não pode deixar de considerar as dimensões do processo político e social que deram origem ao Estatuto, assim como de que forma estas mesmas dimensões foram se transformando no país ao longo dos dez anos que nos separam de sua aprovação pelo Congresso Nacional.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2014Africa
In 2003, the Maputo Declaration of the African Union stated that, within five years, 10 per cent of budgets of member states would be dedicated to agriculture. Ten years on, despite spending increases by some countries African governments still allocate an average of only 4 per cent of their national budgets to agriculture. Only eight out of 54 countries under the African Union have consistently reached the 10 per cent target.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2013Tanzania
The history of surveys and mapping in Tanzania has been influenced by two European cultures through its colonization; first by the German and then by the British. During the German Administration, surveys and mapping activities were carried out by the Department of Surveys and Agriculture from 1893 to 1914. When the British took over the mandate for the territory after World War I, the also used the “old” German maps until when they when they started the surveys to produce other topographic maps from 1946. In 1961, the Surveys and Mapping Division was created.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2013Serbia, Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Zambia, Israel, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Samoa, Ukraine, Peru, Belarus, China, Comoros, Slovakia, Seychelles, Mozambique, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Iraq, Russia, Mexico, Mongolia
Since 1950 FAO has prepared and advocated decennial programmes for the World Census of Agriculture (WCA). The 2000 Programme was the sixth in the series. These programmes on one hand serve to promote availability of internationally comparable data on the structure of agriculture; on the other hand they provide methodological guidance to countries in collecting data, following standard concepts, definitions and classifications.
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