#GLFLive - What do land rights mean for Indigenous peoples?
Oct 14, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
GLF Live with Gam Shimray and Alain Frechette
In 2019, a group of organizations came together around the idea of creating a “standard” for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, to guide how Indigenous, Afro-descendant and local community rights should be included in legislation, investment and global development. In an Indigenous-led process that involved consultations with groups and communities around the world, the Land Rights Standard, as it came to be called, was developed over the course of the past few years, just in time to be launched in November at the Global Landscapes Forum at COP27.
In this GLF Live, we’ll hear from Alain Frechette of the Rights and Resources Initiative – which, along with the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development, the Forest Peoples Programme and the Global Landscapes Forum, was one of the organizations behind the standard and a crucial facilitator of its creation – and Gam Shimray of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact about why the Land Rights Standard came to be and what it can, and should achieve.