Poverty Reduction and Income Inequality

More than 300 individuals and organizations have launched the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights (GCA). The campaign aims to double the amount of land legally recognized as owned or controlled by Indigenous Peoples and communities by 2020, and eventually, secure lands for all communities and Indigenous Peoples. Currently an estimated 65 percent of global land are communal or fall under customary governance of communities and indigenous groups, but only about 15 percent is designated by governments as community land while the other 50 percent is held under customary tenure arrangements but not formally recognized in law, leaving it insecure and vulnerable to being taken.

Read more from the World Resources Institute: http://bit.ly/1ZKAYmd

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