Indigenous peoples in Peru score historical victory in securing agreements to correct a flawed land titling project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

Indigenous peoples in Peru score historical victory in securing agreements to correct a flawed land titling project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

Peruvian Amazon indigenous peoples’ organisation AIDESEP has successfully used the IDB Complaint Mechanism (ICIM) coupled with sustained dialogue with senior IDB officials to secure major reforms to a potentially harmful land titling project, which threatened to title land to settlers and carve up indigenous peoples’ forest territories. As a result of persistent efforts, including trips to Washington DC to meet with Directors of the IDB, AIDESEP has secured agreements to ensure titling actions will prioritise indigenous peoples land security; the agreements also guarantee direct involvement of AIDESEP and its organisations in the governance and implementation of the programme. See AIDESEP statement here.