Secure Territorial Rights for Indigenous People


Proportion of land held or used by Indigenous Peoples that is recognised

5C.2 is an outcome indicator that reflects recognition of lands held and used by Indigenous Peoples. The 5C.2 score indicates the share of land that is held or used by Indigenous Peoples and their communities that has been recognized as belonging to them in some way.

LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The global platform is designed to help Indigenous Peoples and communities protect their land rights and secure tenure over their lands. LandMark provides several categories of data, including maps of Indigenous and local community lands, indicators of the legal security of indigenous and community lands, and relevant contextual information. These data show the land tenure situation for Indigenous Peoples and communities within the context of potential pressures on their lands, changes in land cover over time, and their contributions to protecting the environment.

In LANDex, LandMark data informs indicator 5C.2, which identifies the proportion of land held or used by Indigenous Peoples that has been official recognised. The final score is set on a scale from 0-100, where 100 indicates that all used or held land has been recognised. More information on LandMark data, including sources and methods used, is available on the LandMark website linked above.