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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

 

The VGGT are the internationally negotiated framework to improve land governance. Drafted by over 1000 stakeholders with different cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the VGGT were negotiated by Member States of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and endorsed on 11 May 2012. According to the Land governance programme map and database of the Global Donor Working Group on Land, there are currently 253 active programmes worth 2.6 billion USD related to the VGGT.

  

Understanding the VGGT

Purpose, stakeholders, content
and history of VGGT
 

Putting the VGGT into practice

What does implementation mean?
Who can Implement?
How is implementation monitored?

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Organisations

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009 the Committee went through a reform process to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The vision of the reformed CFS is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.

Library

Experiences and Good Practices In The Use and Application of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) - Summary and Key Elements cover image
Relatórios e Pesquisa
Julho 2016
Global

At its 42nd Plenary session in 2015, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) decided to hold a global thematic event at the 43rd session in October 2016 to share experiences and take stock of the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), as a contribution to monitorin

Documentos e Resumos de Políticas
Março 2018
África do Sul

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil society to use when developing policies and programmes for improving food security.

Voluntary Guide on the Responsible Governance of land fisheries and forests in the context of national food security
Relatórios e Pesquisa
Dezembro 2012
África
Argélia
Egito
Líbia
Marrocos
Sudão
Tunísia
Burúndi
Comores
Djibuti
Eritreia
Etiópia
Quênia
Madagáscar
Malawi
Maurícia
Moçambique
Ruanda
Seychelles
Somália
Sudão do Sul
Tanzânia
Uganda
Zâmbia
Zimbabwe
Angola
Camarões
República Centro-Africana
Chade
Congo
República Democrática do Congo
Guiné Equatorial
Gabão
São Tomé e Príncipe
Botswana
Lesoto
Namíbia
África do Sul
Essuatíni
Benim
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Gâmbia
Gana
Guiné
Guiné-Bissau
Costa do Marfim
Libéria
Mali
Mauritânia
Níger
Nigéria
Senegal
Serra Leoa
Togo
Américas
Antígua e Barbuda
Baamas
Barbados
Cuba
Dominica
República Dominicana
Granada
Haiti
Jamaica
São Cristóvão e Névis (Saint Kitts e Nevis)
Santa Lúcia
São Vicente e Granadinas
Trindade e Tobago
Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
México
Nicarágua
Panamá
Argentina
Bolívia
Brasil
Chile
Colômbia
Equador
Guiana
Paraguai
Peru
Suriname
Uruguai
Venezuela
América do Norte
Canadá
Estados Unidos
Ásia
Cazaquistão
Quirguistão
Tajiquistão
Turquemenistão
Usbequistão
China
República Popular Democrática da Coreia
Japão
Mongólia
República da Coreia
Brunei
Cambodja
Indonésia
Laos
Malásia
Myanmar
Filipinas
Singapura
Tailândia
Vietnam
Afeganistão
Bangladesh
Butão
Índia
Irã
Maldivas
Nepal
Paquistão
Sri Lanka
Arménia
Azerbaijão
Bahrein
Chipre
Geórgia
Iraque
Israel
Jordânia
Kuwait
Líbano
Oman
Qatar
Arábia Saudita
Síria
Turquia
Emirados Árabes Unidos
Iémen
Europa
Bielorrússia
Bulgária
República Checa
Hungria
Moldávia
Polônia
Rússia
Eslováquia
Ucrânia
Dinamarca
Estónia
Ilhas Féroe
Finlândia
Islândia
Irlanda
Letónia
Lituânia
Noruega
Suécia
Reino Unido
Albânia
Andorra
Bósnia e Herzegovina
Croácia
Grécia
Vaticano
Itália
Macedónia do Norte
Malta
Montenegro
Portugal
San Marino
Sérvia
Eslovênia
Espanha
Áustria
Bélgica
França
Alemanha
Liechtenstein
Luxemburgo
Mônaco
Países Baixos
Suíça
Oceânia
Austrália
Nova Zelândia
Fiji
Papua-Nova Guiné
Ilhas Salomão
Vanuatu
Kiribati
Marshall, Ilhas
Micronésia
Nauru
Palau
Ilhas Cook
Niue
Samoa
Toquelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Global

The VGGT represent the first inter-governmental consensus on the principles and accepted standards for the responsible governance of tenure for governments, international organisations, communities, and the private sector.

ANGOC: Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security cover image
Documentos e Resumos de Políticas
Julho 2016
Ásia
Global

This document was written by the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) with the view of increasing awareness and understanding in the context of the Philippines of the VGGT.

Recursos e Ferramentas de Treinamento
Novembro 2017
Global

ActionAid International has been working over the last few years with women and rural communities to challenge commercialization of land, which leads to loss of their rights to land.

Data

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This qualitative dataset shows how national laws measure up against the international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established in Section 16 of the UN Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGTs). The UN Committee on World Food Security, a body consisting of 193 governments, endorsed the VGGTs in 2012.

The dataset contains indicators which ask yes or no questions about the legal provisions established in national laws.

Map of Donors (Land governance Programme Map)

The original dataset - Land governance Programme Map & Database by Global Donor Platform For Rural Development - retains more than 800 projects which are being implemented in 140+ countries. The Map & Database contains information about the location, duration, funding and scope of each programme, as well as on the specific aspects of the Voluntary Guidelines it supports.

This dataset lists the countries that have officially endorsed the VGGT  as part of three international forums between 2012 and 2015. They include: 

  • the 2012 Committee on World Food Security (CFS 2012), 
  • the 2014 Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA 2014)
  • or the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2015 (GFFA 2015)

 

Events

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10 Maio 2020 to 14 Maio 2020

Localização

RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
Holanda
NL
Global

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, FIG Working Week 2020 has been cancelled. However, the programme, all abstracts and both peer review and regular papers have been published in the FIG 2020 Working Week website. There might be some online webinars/meetings, which will be informed in the event website.

Organizers: 
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Kadaster International
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Geo-Informatie Nederland
LANDac Annual International Conference 2019 image
4 Julho 2019 to 5 Julho 2019

Localização

Muntgebouw
Leidseweg 90
3531 BG Utrecht
Holanda
NL
Países Baixos
Global

LAND GOVERNANCE IN TRANSITION: 

How to support transformations that work for people and nature?

 

Organizers: 
LANDac
women's land rights SDGs
13 Dezembro 2018

Localização

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Rijnstraat 8
The Hague
Holanda
NL
Quênia
Malawi
Uganda
Índia
Global

Kick-off event: meet female land rights champions, make your work more effective and join the festive launch of a photo exhibition

Organizers: 
LANDac
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

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