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International Frameworks: Land Use and Governance

EU Land Policy Guidelines
EU Task Force on Land Tenure (2004)

Land Governance Assessment Framework (World Bank)
Klaus Deininger, Harris Selod and Tony Burns (2011)

Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investment that Respects Rights, Livelihoods and Resources
FAO, IFA, UNCTA and the World Bank Group (2010)

Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland
Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Signatories (2011)

Sustainable Agricultural Standard
Sustainable Agricultural Network (2010)

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security
Multiple Authors (2012)

Draft Principles on Responsible Agricultural Investments (RAI)
United Nations Committee on World Food Security

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International Frameworks: Development Safeguards

African Development Bank Integrated Safeguards
African Development Bank Group (2012)

Safeguard Policy Statement
Asian Development Bank (2009)

The Equator Principles
Equator Principles (2013)

Environment and Safeguards Compliance Policy
Inter-American Development Bank (2007)

Involuntary Resettlement Policy
Inter-American Development Bank (1998)

Operational Policy on Gender Equality in Development
Inter-American Development Bank (2010)

Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability
International Finance Corporation (2012)

Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts
World Bank (2012)

Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement
World Bank (2012)

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International Frameworks: General

The Climate Community and Biodiversity Alliance Social and Biodiversity Impact Assessment Manual for REDD+ Projects
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) (2008)

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Principles and Criteria
Multiple Authors (2013)

IFC Sustainability Framework
Multiple Authors (2012)

The Six Principles
Principles for Responsible Investment

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International Frameworks: Human Rights

Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam
OIC (1990)

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
UN (1967)

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
UN (2007)

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention
1989 (ILO 169)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
Multiple Authors (1966)

International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Multiple Authors (1966)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UN (1948)

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
UN (2011)

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International Frameworks: Millennium Development Goals, Post 2015 MDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development
Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (2013)

Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals
Food Security in Africa: Issues, Challenges, and Lessons
Millennium Development Goals Report (2013)

An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (2013)

Joint Statement on Accelerating Progress on the MDGs for Women and Girls
Heads of 10 UN agencies have issued this joint statement on accelerating progress on the MDGs for women and girls.  They call for the future global development framework to foster transformation in gender relations by addressing structural barriers that hold women and girls back from realizing their rights.  Among these barriers is unequal access to land and other productive resources. (2014)

Land Post 2015

Policy brief: Land in a post-2015 framework
The Global Donor Working Group on Land (2013)

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International Frameworks: Sustainable Commodity Production

Bonsucro Certification Protocol (sugarcane)
Multiple Authors (2011)

RSB Principles & Criteria for Sustainable Biofuel Production
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (2010)

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
Multiple Authors (2007)

Round Table on Sustainable Soy Association Standard for Responsible Soy Production
Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (2010)

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