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Webinar: Voices from the Ground - Human rights defenders detail how respect for their lands and lives is necessary for a successful UNGP implementation

Thursday 02 December 2021 

09:00 Lima / 14:00 London / 15:00 CEST

Join us to hear from indigenous and local community leaders from Kenya, Russia, Bangladesh and Peru, who will share their key demands for land rights to be recognised as a climate solution.


The event will reflect on how demands from COP26 should be taken into account in relation to implementation of the UNGPs and will explore the underlying drivers of violence against human rights defenders focusing on recognising collective land rights as one critical solution.

Introductory and concluding words: 

Anita Ramasastry - Member of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

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Global Mobilisation to End the Criminalisation of Land Rights Defenders

Monday 2 December to Monday 9 December 2019

During the Global Mobilisation organisations and individuals worldwide will call for an end to the criminalisation of land rights defenders.  We will demand that governments protect Indigenous People and local communities defending their lands, forests, and waters and act to recognise their land rights.

View the full event guide from Land Rights Now

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Launch Event: Increasing Support for Environmental, Land and Indigenous Defenders

Thursday 29 July 2021 

09:00 Bogota/ 15:00 London / 17:00 Nairobi 

The Zero Tolerance Initiative (ZTI) and the Universal Rights Group (URG), with the support of ALLIED, have developed two important digital tools, which will be launched at this event:


The Phonebook, a directory of support organisations for defenders of the environment, land, territory and the human rights that depend upon these.

The Microsite for Collective Protection Resources, a library of over 100 reports, videos, guides, and training materials on best practices to effectively protect land and environmental defenders, their communities, and lands.

See full details of the webinar and how to register here

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Webinar: Forest communities under fire - violence and intimidation in palm oil & soya supply chains 

Wednesday 2 September 2020

4pm (GMT +1)

The agribusiness sector has seen a 60% increase in killings of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the last year, most of them indigenous peoples.

This webinar is an opportunity for forest communities from Indonesia, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru to share their struggles with a global audience. Activists, civil society organisations and other interested parties are invited to hear from HRDs about the situation on the ground for communities affected by industrial-scale palm oil and soya production. This will be a space for mutual learning on strategies needed to address collective threats to defenders.

See full details of the webinar and how to register here