We Belong to the Land

 

10 Years of the Tenure Guidelines: States Must Address Rising Inequalities and Enact Agrarian Reform to Realize the Right to Land

 

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (Tenure Guidelines), ECVC was on of many organisations of small-scale food producers, Indigenous Peoples, workers, urban communities and civil society to underline the critical importance of land, fisheries and forests for achieving social,
environmental, gender and intergenerational justice, and demand that States, the FAO and the entire UN system comply with their obligations to realize the right to land.

 

ECVC signed and support the statement on the VGGTs and underline guaranteeing the right to land is fundamental to the transformation toward sustainable, healthy and just social and economic models. ECVC continues its struggle for fairer land tenure goverenance through work to create and implement a European Directive on land tenure.

 

You can read the full statement on the VGGTs here.

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