The Forest Peoples Programme has compiled and submitted detailed comments on the draft Indigenous Peoples Policy being developed by the Green Climate Fund.
The indigenous authorities of the Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, jurisdiction of the municipalities of Riosucio and Supia, Caldas, publicly denounce before the national government, investigation agencies, and national and international human rights organisations, the serious events that occurred today, 12 August 2017, in the indigenous community
Las autoridades indígenas del Resguardo de Cañamomo Lomaprieta jurisdicción de los municipios de Riosucio y Supia Caldas, denunciamos publicamente ante el Gobierno Nacional, los organismos de investigación y las organizaciones defensoras de derechos humanos nacionales e internacionales, los graves hechos acaecidos el día de hoy 12 de agosto 2017
The Kichwa people of the San Martin region have traditionally occupied the upland forests which since 2005 were classified as the Regional Protected Area - Cerro Escalera by the regional government of San Martin.
In a statement published in national newspapers, Peru’s national indigenous organisation calls on the government to take immediate steps amongst others to:
It’s Wednesday morning at La Mandragora, a small finca (ranch), with colourful walls in the indigenous Resguardo of Cañamomo Lomaprieta, four hours north of Medellin, in Colombia.
On the 7th August 2017 the Peruvian Vice Ministry of Culture issued a welcome clarification in response to a request from the Federation of native communities of Ucayali (FECONAU)
The Civil Society Working Group on Land Rights Reforms (the Working Group), in collaboration with the National Civil Society Council of Liberia (NCSCL), has been actively advocating land reform in particular the protection of customary land rights since 2009
Over 40 Indonesian civil society organisations have condemned abuses of workers’ rights on Golden Agri Resource’s oil palm plantations in South Sumatra.
After a serious, new outbreak of malaria in the Upper Caura river, University staff from Ciudad Bolivar and Ye’kwana health workers have once again appealed to the national and regional governments to end the illegal mining in the area.
Villa Gonzalo: Wampis leaders issued a statement summarising the justification for their peaceful eviction of illegal gold miners from the Santiago river which took place on the 13 July.
On the 13 July 2017, about a hundred representatives of the Wampis people successfully and peacefully intervened to evict illegal miners from the site on the Santiago river where they have been working for the last five years.
Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) is looking to expand its Environmental Governance Programme and is currently seeking candidates to fulfill multiple roles within its Mapping and Monitoring Team.
Comunicado de Prensa del Concejo de Mayores Indígenas Brörán de Térraba, Costa Rica (11.06.17) denunciando una asamblea ilegitima de supuestos mayores por el gobierno local (ADI) impuesto sobre el territorio de Térraba por el Estado
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), millions of communities and indigenous peoples are not granted legal recognition because of poverty, lack of access to information, stereotypes and stigma.
En République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), des millions de communautés et de peuples autochtones ne bénéficient pas d'une reconnaissance juridique appropriée de leurs droits en raison de la pauvreté, du manque d'accès à l'information, des stéréotypes et de la stigmatisation.
FPP together with EU NGOs has today released a shared vision calling on the EU to take action on deforestation and forest degradation, with respect for human rights and good governance of land tenure at its core.
On the 21 June, AIDESEP, Peru’s national indigenous organisation, alongside the Institute of Legal Defense (IDL) submitted a formal request to UN human rights rapporteurs urging them to intervene with the Peruvian government to ensure effective measures are taken to address the elevated levels of mercury identified amongst Nahua individuals.
Partnership, support and solidarity are key to the work of Forest Peoples Programme. In this time of political turmoil and uncertainty, FPP's underlying philosophy remains that sustained solidarity and support for specific struggles are the most effective pathway to enduring change.
Final Synthesis Report for a collaborative project financed by the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia and The Kingdom of the Netherlands (2014-2017). This report synthesizes the outcomes of a two-year, innovative, peoples-driven project that brought together Indigenous and Afro-Descendent communities in Colombia whose gold-rich ancestral lands are coveted and threatened by outside actors.