The Global Land Forum will be an important opportunity to connect with those who share in our goal of achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
With our national priority to achieve food security, the land sector receives great attention from His Majesty King Abdullah II
Khalid Hunifat, Minister of Agriculture of Jordan
The Global Land Forum isn’t just an event, it is an opportunity for Jordan to show the world how it is building an inclusive and ‘people-centred’ land governance system. It is also a pivotal moment for the global land community to come together in addressing the complex linkages between land governance, sustainable food systems, overcoming inequality, and building democracy.
Mike Taylor, Director, International Land Coalition
At the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa, Jordan is often described as an ‘oasis of stability’ in the region.
Despite its small size, it boasts a rich history of empires and civilizations that have made it the country it is today.
While it faces serious challenges, including water scarcity and conflict, displacement and migration – Jordanborders Israeli-occupied Palestine and hosts the largest proportion of refugees in the world, Jordan boasts a spirit of tolerance, valuing its ethnically and religiously diverse population, which contributes to the stable and peaceful climate.
Jordan is opening its doors to the Global Land Forum with a focus on engaging young people in the country and region in building a sustainable future.
It will be the first time in the event’s history that it is hosted by a country in the Middle East, part of an important and newly expanding region for the International Land Coalition.
SIX RELEVANT THEMES FOR JORDAN AND THE REGION
How to decentralise land administration while promoting transparency?
How to resolve disputes effectively?
How to protect rural land against urban expansion and achieve equitable and sustainable access to land?
What regional land governance processes can we engage relevant actors in to cohesive and sustainable regional society?
What are the links between land, water, food and energy in a context of water scarcity and food insecurity?
How can we best promote sustainable agriculture, food systems and locally-managed ecosystems?
Women’s equal rights
How can customary and statutory systems deliver equal land and inheritance rights for women and contribute to the empowerment of women and girls?
How can we support a youth movement and help create income-generating opportunities on land, including through “land funds” to help transform abandoned land? What solutions exist to revert migration and foster positive RUrban dynamics?
What role does secure access to land, including in occupied territories, refugee settlements and for returning refugees, have in preventing and resolving conflicts?
GLOBAL AND OVERARCHING THEMES
People Centred Land Governance for Equitable and Just Societies
Land as a central theme in building equitable and just societies
Building peace through equitable ownership and access to land
Securing Land Rights for Women and Youth: Sustainable Pathway to Peace
Land Tenure: Tool for Sustainable Peace
Land, Women and Sustainable Peace: Barriers and opportunities
Sustainable Future: Land, Food Systems and Climate Change
Land for a Sustainable Future: Global Challenges
Land in Building Sustainable Food Systems
Land Tenure, Climate Justice and Sustainable Future
Eco-systems restoration and the rights of Indigenous Peoples
Securing Land Rights of All for Food Security and Sustainable Future
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