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What is the Current Language on Land in the OWG 11?
Land in the Owg11: Tenure Security or Assets?
The report of the 11th Session of the Open working Group (OWG) for the sustainable Development goals dated 2nd June 2014 reveals a shift in language away from tenure security to assets. This has grave implications to poverty eradication, economic growth, food security and gender equality.
The key GLII messages as agreed at the various expert meetings April 2013 Washington, November 2013 the Hague and March 2014 Washington are that any target on land should respond to:
- Men and women
- The continuum of land rights or intermediary rights
- Recognize perception in the definition of its indicators
The table below presents the language as proposed by the OWG11 and gives the suggested language by GLII that would result in the realization of the SDG goals.