MILDA called upon the Forum leaders, and particularly the leaders of the Melanesian states, to reject all policies which require that customary land be registered as a precondition for business or development activities, and to cease all pressures for customary land registration, whether voluntary or involuntary.

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Click here for article, Vanuatu: Chiefs call on Forum leaders to protect custom land by Nic Maclellan, Islands Business, 5 August 2010

Click here for article, Mele Declaration opposes sale and leasehold inconsistent with custom, Vanuatu Daily Post, 10 August 2010

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