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Joint Statement on 10 Years of the Tenure Guidelines

30 May 2022

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (Tenure Guidelines), we were one 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.

We signed and support the statement on the VGGTs and underlines that guaranteeing the right to land is fundamental to the transformation toward sustainable, healthy and just social and economic models. We continue the struggle for fairer land tenure governance through work to create and implement a European Directive on land tenure.

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