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Secure and equitable land rights in the Post–2015 Agenda – A key issue in the future we want

The on-going global conversation to define the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda is a historic opportunity to end poverty and improve the livelihoods of the poorest and most marginalised women and men in the world.

As organizations working on food security, natural resources management and poverty eradication, we strongly encourage governments to keep the profile of land and natural resources high in the document to be endorsed in September 2015. Secure and equitable land rights, particularly for those living in poverty and using and managing ecosystems, are an essential element of an Agenda that has the ambition to be people-centred and planet-sensitive.

This paper has been produced under IIED’s Legal tools for citizen empowerment project.

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Around the world, citizens' groups are taking action to change the way investments in natural resources are happening, to protect the rights of citizens and the environment for a fairer and more sustainable world. The Legal Tools for Citizen Empowerment initiative shares tools and tactics among practitioners.

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