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3 August 2018
Colombia

Colombia se convierte en ejemplo mundial en un proceso inédito que hasta ahora ha restituido más de 302.000 hectáreas a campesinos desplazados por el conflicto armado

 

¿Sabía que más de la mitad de los conflictos del planeta están relacionados con la tierra? Colombia no es excepción. De hecho, fue el primer país del mundo en restituir tierras durante el conflicto que afectó al país por varias décadas y dejó a miles de colombianos sin sus terrenos.

12 August 2018
Africa

NAIROBI (Landscape News) – Almost a third of Africa’s land mass is degraded due to human activities – including farming and resource extraction – which damage the environment and put food security and livelihoods at risk.

Landscape restoration can reverse damage and lead to improvements for communities, but how are obstacles overcome and changes implemented?

10 August 2018
Brazil

On the rainy night of Friday, August 3, the community of Chácara do Catumbi had much to celebrate: after 17 years of struggle, 17 of the community’s 22 families were the first in Rio de Janeiro history to receive land titles through the legal instrument of collective adverse possession. These titles fulfill community members’ constitutional right to acquire the land on which they have resided for over fifty years.

10 August 2018
Indonesia

Indigenous alliance accuses Jakarta of dragging its feet in coming up with measures to ensure ancestral lands are protected

Indonesia's indigenous people have condemned the government for failing to protect them from "greedy" corporations that they say continue to encroach on their ancestral lands without fear of legal reprisals.

9 August 2018
Brazil
Global

There are more than 100 "uncontacted" tribes in Brazil's Amazon rainforest - the highest anywhere on the planet

RIO DE JANEIRO - Up to 2.5 billion people depend on indigenous and community lands, which make up more than half of all land globally, but they legally own just 10 percent.

The right of indigenous people to land and territories is protected by international legal conventions including the United Nations' Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was endorsed by hundreds of countries in 2007.

BRIBERY AFFECTS MORE THAN ONE-IN-FIVE AFRICANS
9 August 2018
Africa

Transparency International is seeking a consultant to analyse large sets of data and information generated by its Land and Corruption in Africa Programme, and to review, update, complement and finalise the programme baseline. The data and information are generated through desk-based as well as empirical research (quantitative and qualitative).

6 August 2018
Global

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 6 2018 (IPS) - Although indigenous peoples are being increasingly recognised by both rights activists and governmental organisations, they are still being neglected in legal documents and declarations. Indigenous peoples are only mentioned in two of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and only seen in two of the 230 SDG indicators, says indigenous rights expert Chris Chapman.

7 August 2018
Colombia

Thousands of Colombians take to the streets Aug. 7 to demand President Ivan Duque uphold the 2016 peace accords he has promised to amend. 

On the day that newly elected president Ivan Duque is sworn in, activists across Colombia are demanding that he continue to implement the country’s 2016 peace accords to protect social rights activists and take up new talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN).

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