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Global Donor Platform Brief Addresses Land in a Post-2015 Development Framework

globaldonorplataformDecember 2013: Documenting a range of land governance issues including the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development has issued a brief that tracks entry points for land in a new global framework for development.

The brief describes a series of relevant initiatives that have agreed on the importance of access and rights to land, including the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Report of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the UN Global Compact, the Global Land Indicators Initiative, and the UN Secretary-General Report titled 'A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the UN development agenda beyond 2015.'

The Donor Platform calls for a dual land and property rights target within the post-2015 negotiations and for target baselines to take into account differing national contexts. It suggests that indicators should allow for broad participation of stakeholders, be harmonized to allow for global aggregation and sex disaggregation, and be built on existing systems, where possible. The Global Donor Platform underscores that the responsible governance of land tenure and other natural resources is essential to achieving poverty reduction. [Land in a Post-2015 Framework]