Each year, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation reviews hundreds of nominations from notable nonprofit organizations from across the globe, and an independent, international panel of distinguished jurors makes the final selection after a rigorous vetting process.
Landesa, by partnering with governments in more than 50 countries, has promoted land-related laws, policies and programs that free women and men to climb out of poverty, feed their families, and send their children to school. Since its founding in 1967, Landesa has partnered with governments on reforms that have provided secure land rights for an estimated 115 million rural families across the globe.
Landesa has also taken on the role of elevating land rights on the global development agenda. It has been a champion of land rights within the Sustainable Development Goals and speaks at global policy forums, from the G-8 to Davos. In this work, Landesa has made great strides in raising the international profile of land rights issues, and as a result, the UN now includes land in three of its Sustainable Development Goals.
With the Hilton Humanitarian Prize, Landesa will be able to help even more people. We are so very happy for our client, based right here is Seattle, to receive such a extraordinary award.