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.
Alors que de nombreuses institutions internationales adoptent et mettent à jour leurs politiques sociales et environnementales, cette édition spéciale du bulletin d’information du Forest Peoples Programme examine les expériences des communautés et de la société civile en matière de politiques de sauvegarde de différentes institutions financières internationales.
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.