Specific land access and land use principles, in force in particular traditional ethnic groups.

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Customary Tenure Guidebook Myanmar Cover
9 March 2018

Mekong Region Land Governance launches an updated guidebook for documenting customary tenure in Myanmar on 9 March in Yangon. 

This second edition of “Documenting Customary in Myanmar: A Guidebook” includes:

27 February 2018

If minority groups have representatives, it helps them to table issues affecting their communities, make decisions in budgeting and distribution of resources.

KAMPALA - Indigenous Peoples (IPs) commonly known as ‘minority tribes’ in Uganda, remain marginalised despite of the various government policies to transform people’s livelihood.

The commissioner culture and family affairs at the gender ministry, Juliana Akonyo Naumo, said many of the IPs remain less educated and are poor compared to other people.

Ashaninka David Barbosa addresses a meeting by Amazonian indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, one day before Pope Francis arrives to Peru's Amazon. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) The Associated Press
19 January 2018

After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that indigenous leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem.

After lengthy treks through the muddy Amazon, indigenous men, women and children will greet Pope Francis Friday in a visit to the world's largest rainforest that native leaders hope will mark a turning point for the increasingly threatened ecosystem.






Non Governmental organization

The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) is a non-governmental Indigenous Peoples organisation in Guyana. It is primarily an advocacy organisation that seeks to promote and defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana. 

Membership of the APA is made up of Units throughout the country, currently amounting to close to eighty such units. The Association is led by an Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, thirteen regional representatives, a women’s representative and a youth representative. 

ECDO’s mission is to assist indigenous communities in working for a positive and sustainable change for those deprived of rights and opportunities by implementing both service delivery and rights based approaches. ECDO implements its activities in a fully participatory and bottom-up approach with an emphasis on empowerment from within indigenous communities.

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Governmental institution

O Instituto Nacional de Colonização e Reforma Agrária, Incra, é uma autarquia federal cuja missão prioritária é executar a reforma agrária e realizar o ordenamento fundiário nacional.

Criado pelo Decreto nº 1.110, de 9 de julho de 1970, atualmente o Incra está implantado em todo o território nacional por meio de 30 superintendências regionais.

Missão do Incra:
Implementar a política de reforma agrária e realizar o ordenamento fundiário nacional, 
contribuindo para o desenvolvimento rural sustentável.

LandMark (LMM)

Data aggregator
Non Governmental organization

LandMark is a dynamic, online mapping platform that provides critical information on the collective land and natural resource rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities around the world. The global platform supports local livelihoods and well-being by increasing the visibility of indigenous and community lands and presenting crucial information on the state of land rights.

Governmental institution


Excellent administration and management of land for sustainable development



To implement an efficient land administration and management system in order to ensure equity in access to land


  • Efficiency
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Innivativeness
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Rule Of Law
  • Independence


United Nations Agency

Indigenous peoples across the world experience the consequences of historical colonization and invasion of their territories, and face discrimination because of their distinct cultures, identities and ways of life. In recent decades, the international community has given special attention to the human rights situations of indigenous peoples, as shown by the adoption of international standards and guidelines, as well as by the establishment of institutions and bodies that specifically target these peoples’ concerns.

Civil Society Organization
Non-profit organization

Trinamul Unnayan Sangstha (TUS) is an organization for community development based in Chittagong Hill Tracts which was established in 1997 by a group of dedicated social activists.  From the beginning we have aimed to empower grassroots communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), so they can take action on the social and economic challenges they face.

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