17 October. Panel on Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure
FAO and its partners supported the preparation of “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security”. These Guidelines have been prepared and negotiated through a participatory process since 2009, and endorsed in May 2012 by the Committee on World Food Security. They are the first intergovernmental comprehensive global instrument on tenure and its administration. They provide guidance for improving the institutions that regulate tenure rights; for enhancing equitable tenure rights and the administration of tenure systems; and for improving the capacities of organizations concerned with governance of tenure.