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FPP E-Newsletter Special Edition on Safeguards, April 2013 (PDF Version)

As multiple international agencies adopt and update their social and environmental policies, this special edition Forest Peoples Programme E-Newsletter reviews experiences of communities and civil society with the safeguard policies of various international financial institutions. 

E-Boletín FPP Edición Especial sobre las Salvaguardias, abril 2013 (PDF Version)

Mientras diversas entidades internacionales adoptan y actualizan sus políticas sociales y ambientales, este número especial del boletín electrónico de noticias del Forest Peoples Programme examina experiencias de comunidades y de la sociedad civil en relación con las políticas de salvaguardia de varias instituciones financieras internacionales. 

FPP E-Newsletter December 2012 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The importance of ensuring respect for the rights of forest peoples’ to control their forests, lands and livelihoods, becomes ever clearer and yet more contested. As the articles in this edition of our newsletter starkly reveal, land and resource grabs are not just being imposed by commercial developers but are being actively promoted by governments, whose principle responsibility should be to protect the rights of citizens. Yet these same impositions are also being resisted, sometimes at great personal cost, by local communities and indigenous peoples.

Press Release: World Bank’s forest climate fund slammed for sidelining indigenous peoples’ rights and failing to protect forests

DALAT, Vietnam (23 March 2011) – A new report launched today at the 8th meeting of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) reveals that the Bank is not fulfilling its promises to protect the rights of forest peoples. Smoke and Mirrors: a critical assessment of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility by Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and FERN exposes the World Bank’s failure to uphold its commitments on human rights and its engagement in never-ending changes to its social and environmental policies, weakening its accountability to affected communities and the public.

Nota de prensa: Recriminación al fondo para el clima de los bosques del Banco Mundial por relegar a un segundo plano los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y no proteger los bosques. 23 de marzo de 2011

DALAT, Vietnam (23 de marzo de 2011) – Un nuevo informe publicado hoy con motivo de la 8.ª reunión del Fondo Cooperativo para el Carbono de los Bosques (FCPF) del Banco Mundial revela que este último no está cumpliendo sus promesas de proteger los derechos de los pueblos de los bosques. Smoke and Mirrors: a critical assessment of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (Humo y espejos: una evaluación crítica del Fondo Cooperativo para el Carbono de los Bosques), publicado por el Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) y FERN, expone el fracaso del Banco Mundial a la hora de cumplir sus compromisos con los derechos humanos y la constante modificación de sus políticas sociales y medioambientales, reduciendo su obligación de rendir cuentas ante las comunidades afectadas y el público.