Global Report on the Situation of Lands, Territories and Resources of Indigenous Peoples

Publisher: Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development
Author: Compiled by Joji Cariño and edited by Loreto Tamayo
Number of pages: 73
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Global
Region publication is about: Asia, Pacific, North America, Latin America, Russia
Financially supported by: Rainforest Foundation Norway, IWGIA and EU
Release year: 2019
Release month / day: April
Related partner: Tebtebba Foundation
Related publication(s): 3333

Tags: Land rights, Climate, Human rights

The report on the current state of Indigenous Peoples’ Lands, Territories and Resources (LTR) was prepared by the Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG) to inform the implementation of global commitments to Sustainable Development and the various related processes for transformational change. It is a summary of regional reports written by indigenous researchers and experts under the guidance of the IPMG Global Coordinating Committee to stress the importance of securing the collective land rights of indigenous peoples, an imperative to achieve sustainable development for all.

Indigenous peoples’ intrinsic and reciprocal relationships with their land, territories and resources constitute the foundation of their identities and cultures, spirituality and values, health and collective well-being. Springing from these relationships with their homelands are their diverse contributions towards enriching nature, engendering diversity and maintaining balance with the natural world. Securing, renewing and nurturing these relationships with their lands, territories and resources amid unsustainable production and consumption, extractive industries and carbon-based development, marked by highly unequal power relations and social inequality, is the challenge indigenous peoples face around the world. 

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