Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands constitution protects customary ownership of land and 87 per cent of the land remains under customary tenure. Significant pressure for land reform comes from the push to open up land for the growth and export of commodities such as palm oil. Many parts of the Solomon Islands also contain rare and valuable hardwoods which have attracted loggers to the area. Like all parts of Melanesia, the forests and oceans of the Solomon Islands contain incredible biodiversity and unique habitats not found anywhere else in the world and also provide food and resources for the indigenous peoples of those areas.

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Stopping the World Bank from Land Grabbing

26 May 2014

BRG (PNG) and PANG (Fiji) are supporting a campaign stopping the World Bank from land grabbing in the developing world. The World Bank uses its political and financial might through its investment agencies and institutions to force developing countries to follow a pre-prescribed model of development based on the neo-liberal principles of privitisation, deregulation, low corporate taxation and free market fundementalism.

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3rd MILDA Declaration

26 May 2014

The Lelepa Declaration 2014

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