UN member States endorsed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)- a set of 17 Global Goals, in a 15-year period. The SDGs contain land-related targets and indicators under SDGs 1, 2, 5, 11 and 15. Many national, regional and global organizations and stakeholders working in the land sector are committed to implementing the SDGs and monitoring the land-related indicators to promote responsible land governance and secure tenure rights for all. Land is a key economic resource inextricably linked to access to, use of and control over other economic and productive resources thus, critical to achieving the SDGs.
Oxfam together with the International Land Coalition, analyzed the Voluntary National Reports submitted by national governments to the High Level Political Forum 2020 with emphasis on land-related SDG progress. Despite some positive developments, the analysis concludes that land rights have not yet been prioritized in many countries. The report also shows that it needs strong political commitment, resources, and multi-sectoral efforts to fulfill the land-related SDG indicators.
For 2022, 46 countries have volunteered to submit progress reports to the 2022 HLPF.
The official metadata are available at the SDG UN Metadata website
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Discover the five targets and 13 indicators related to land: