Launched this week, the People’s manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests will serve as a reference for affected communities to assert their rights.
As a result of collective and participatory work by the Land and Territory Working Group of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC), the insightful document goes out this week.
The People’s Manual is a pedagogical and didactic document that provides a practical approach of the Guidelines, so people know how best to use them in their struggles. It gives advice on mechanisms, strategies and actions that can be adopted to generate dialogue, defend human rights and ensure social justice in the processes, institutions and activities of governance of natural resources.
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security are a new international instrument that can be used by peasant, fishing and pastoralist organisations, indigenous peoples, the landless, women and youth, and civil society as a whole, to assert their rights.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security is the first global agreement adopted by States on the tenure of land and natural resources developed through an open inter-governmental process with the full and effective participation of a vast array of relevant actors.
- The Guidelines are based on human rights and they can serve as a springboard to claim and defend the access to and control over natural resources.