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In November 1995, over one thousand representatives of civil society, governments, and multilateral institutions came together in Brussels, Belgium for the Conference on Hunger and Poverty. The conference participants, recognizing the importance of equitable access to land for rural development, resolved to create an alliance of civil society and intergovernmental agencies: The Popular Coalition to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty.

The founding conference called for urgent action to empower the rural poor by increasing their access to productive assets, especially land, water and common-property resources, and by strengthening their participation in decision-making processes at local, national, regional and international levels. In 2003, the Popular Coalition to Eradicate Hunger and Poverty was renamed the International Land Coalition (ILC), in recognition of its strategic focus on land access issues. Since 2003, ILC has grown to a coalition of 83 organizations in 40 countries, working together to promote secure and equitable access to land.


Aim & Objectives

Promote secure and equitable access to land.


Claims & Core Values

  • A rights-based, people-centred approach
  • Recognizing flexible and plural tenure systems
  • Subsidiarity and responsiveness
  • Mutual learning and accountability

Source: Strategic Framework 2007-2011 - Putting a Pro-Poor Land Agenda into Practice


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