Global Conference on Community Land and Resource Rights: “Land owned or managed by indigenous peoples and local communities must be doubled by 2018”

From 19 - 20 September 2013, representatives from Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and from FPP’s partner organisations attended an international conference in Interlaken, Switzerland, on community land and resource rights, organised by the Rights and Resources Initiative, the International Land Coalition, Oxfam, IUCN and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. 

Konferensi Global tentang Hak Atas Tanah dan Sumberdaya Masyarakat: “Tanah yang dimiliki atau dikelola oleh masyarakat adat dan komunitas lokal harus meningkat dua kali lipat menjelang 2018”

Dari tanggal 19 - 20 September 2013, perwakilan dari Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) dan dari organisasi mitra FPP menghadiri sebuah konferensi internasional di Interlaken, Swiss, tentang hak atas tanah dan sumberdaya masyarakat, yang diselenggarakan oleh Rights and Resources Initiative, International Land Coalition (Koalisi Tanah Internasional), Oxfam, IUCN dan Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.

FPP E-Newsletter October 2013 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

The principle that the enjoyment of human rights is both the means and the goal of development, highlights the importance of human rights monitoring as a means for empowering rights-holders to exercise their rights, whilst holding States and other actors accountable for their human rights obligations.   

Lembar Berita Elektronik FPP Oktober 2013 (versi PDF)

Teman-teman yang baik, 

Prinsip bahwa pemenuhan hak asasi manusia adalah sarana sekaligus tujuan pembangunan membawa perhatian pada pentingnya pemantauan hak asasi manusia sebagai sarana untuk memberdayakan para pemegang hak untuk menegakkan hak-hak mereka, seraya tetap menuntut tanggungjawab negara dan aktor-aktor lainnya untuk melaksanakan kewajiban hak asasi mereka.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women must pay special attention to the vulnerable situation of indigenous women in the DRC

Fifteen organisations working with indigenous women, including Forest Peoples Programme, have joined forces to emphasise the injustice and multiple forms of discrimination suffered by indigenous women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee). States are required to submit reports to the Committee every four years, describing legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures they have adopted to implement the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention). The DRC’s report will be examined by the Committee on 11 July 2013 in the presence of a delegation of Congolese government representatives. The proceedings can be watched live online at:

Komite Penghapusan Diskriminasi terhadap Perempuan harus menaruh perhatian khusus pada situasi perempuan adat yang rentan di Republik Demokratik Kongo

Lima belas organisasi yang bekerja bersama perempuan adat, termasuk Forest Peoples Programme, bergabung untuk menegaskan ketidakadilan dan berbagai bentuk diskriminasi yang diderita perempuan adat di Republik Demokratik Kongo (RDK) kepada Komite Penghapusan Diskriminasi terhadap Perempuan (Komite). Negara-negara diminta untuk menyampaikan laporan empat tahunan kepada Komite untuk menjelaskan langkah-langkah legislatif, judikatif dan administratif serta langkah-langkah lainnya yang telah mereka adopsi untuk melaksanakan ketentuan-ketentuan Konvensi Penghapusan Segala Bentuk Diskriminasi terhadap Perempuan (Konvensi),.Komite akan mempelajari laporan RDK tanggal 11 Juli 2013 di hadapan delegasi perwakilan pemerintah Kongo.

FPP E-Newsletter February 2012 (PDF Version)

Dear Friends,

Balancing human beings’ need for decent livelihoods against the imperative of securing our environment is, arguably, the biggest challenge facing our planet. This struggle between ‘development’ and ‘conservation’ is being played out in global policy negotiations, with the decisions of so-called policy-makers being imposed on the ground. But not everything is or should be ‘top down’. Enduring solutions also spring from the grassroots, from the ‘bottom up’.

South East Asian Human Rights Commissioners and Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations adopt Bali Declaration on Human Rights and Agribusiness

Constructive dialogue and potential synergies between the National Human Rights Commissions and Institutions of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia, reached an important milestone at a four-day workshop in November in Bali, Indonesia. The workshop was convened by the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission and organised by Forest Peoples Programme and Indonesian NGO SawitWatch, with the support of the Rights and Resources Initiative, Samdhana Institute and RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests.

This landmark workshop on “Human Rights and Business: Plural Legal Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Institutional Strengthening and Legal Reform” was attended by 60 participants, including notable academics, indigenous peoples’ representatives and members of supportive national and international NGOs. An opening statement was made by UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, and a presentation was delivered by Raja Devasish Roy, elected Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) and traditional chief of the Chakma circle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.

New FPP Publications:

FPP has published two new publications; 'Oil Palm Expansion in South East Asia: Trends and implications for local communities and indigenous peoples' and 'Divers paths to justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia'.