Upon receipt of your registration, the organizing committee will process your application and confirm your eligibility for participation by July 15.
30 September-1 October 2015
Building on its Interlaken predecessor in 2013, the Bern Conference is premised on the realization that the time has come to move from advocacy and awareness raising for community land rights to actual implementation. As recent international commitments and pledges have shown, including those made in the New York Declaration on Forests in September 2014, the importance of secure land and resource tenure rights is increasingly a mainstream concern and a global development priority.
However, the shift from rhetoric to action has yet to take place. In order to effectively advance the community land and resource rights agenda, more attention needs to be paid to the implementation of commitments. The Bern Conference will help us assess the state of play and define joint strategies to effectively advance the implementation of commitments worldwide.