Today, there are unprecedented commitments by governments, the private sector, and the international community to respect community and indigenous land rights as a solution to global inequality, conflict, and an increasingly unstable climate. A new set of tools and initiatives is already supporting efforts to scale-up rights recognition. However, the pressure on community lands continue to grow, community members who protect their rights do so at grave risk, and women who are increasingly playing a leading role in forest and land management continue to face injustice in both land rights and governance.
This October, Indigenous Peoples, community leaders, NGOs, governments and private companies determined to channel the great ambition and willingness that's needed to support land and resource rights around the globe will come to Stockholm.
Some of the most important decision makers and stakeholders in the field will be participating in the strategy sessions.