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With land ownership a continuing concern in Darfur, restitution is the ‘right step’

Land ownership remains a major source of intercommunal strife in Sudan’s Darfur region, so those dispossessed should be entitled to restitution, says the UN, in line with the law of the land.  “Restitution policy is the right step to find durable solutions” for those internally displaced, said Pierre Emmanuel Ubalijoro, Chief of the Governance and Community Stabilization Section of the UN and African Union operation in Darfur (UNAMID), in an interview for UN News.

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UN rights expert: indigenous people ‘are not the enemy’

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,  is not afraid of a fight.  As a young woman she joined the movement to protect her mountain homeland in the Philippines from major dam and logging projects.   

But now Ms. Tauli-Corpuz finds herself on the frontline of a new battle, as she told Dianne Penn in this latest episode of the UN Gender Focus podcast.

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No ‘disconnect’ between indigenous people and their land: FAO expert

The traditional knowledge indigenous people have about land and natural resources is key to preserving the world’s biodiversity, according to an expert with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN and Africa: UN volunteers, land policies for the “Africa we want” and space technology

Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

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Land policy conference promotes youth role in ‘The Africa We Want’

Promoting young people’s access to land was among the objectives of a four-day conference held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month.

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Future food “more likely to be found in oceans than on land”

If the international community can manage fishing more sustainably, then future food is “more likely to be found in oceans than on land."

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“Women feed Africa” but have low access to land

Women are the main producers of food in Africa but continue to have problems accessing land that is typically owned by men; that’s according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN agency calls for urgent action to protect global soil from depletion, degradation

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy.

Pepsi joins Coke in support of UN-backed guidelines on local peoples’ right to land, livelihoods

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.

Large-scale foreign land acquisitions could harm local people, says UN-backed report

A United Nations-commissioned study shows that land acquisitions are on the increase in Africa, Latin America, Central Asia and Southeast Asia, raising the risk that poor people will lose access to land, water, and other resources.