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Urgent action needed to halt the takeover of indigenous peoples’ lands for megaprojects in Indonesia

Urgent action is needed to halt the takeover of indigenous peoples’ lands for megaprojects in forested provinces like Kalimantan and Papua in Indonesia. The destruction of forests and rivers is undermining local indigenous livelihoods, and destroying ancestral lands. Between 40 and 70 million people in rural Indonesia depend on access to lands and resources, including water for drinking and sanitation, protected by customary laws.

Une action urgente est nécessaire afin de mettre fin à la prise de contrôle sur des terres des peuples autochtones pour des projets de grande envergure en Indonésie

Une action urgente est nécessaire pour mettre fin à la prise de contrôle sur des terres des peuples autochtones pour des projets de grande envergure dans des provinces où les forêts abondent comme le Kalimantan et la Papouasie en Indonésie. La destruction des forêts et des rivières sape les moyens de subsistance des Autochtones locaux, et détruit les terres ancestrales. Entre 40 et 70 millions de personnes des zones rurales d’Indonésie dépendent de l’accès aux terres et aux ressources, y compris pour l’eau potable et l’assainissement. Ces terres et ressources sont protégées par des lois coutumières.

Urge tomar medidas para detener la apropiación de tierras de pueblos indígenas de Indonesia para dedicarlas a megaproyectos

Urge tomar medidas para detener la apropiación de tierras de pueblos indígenas de provincias boscosas como Kalimatan y Papúa en Indonesia para dedicarlas a megaproyectos. La destrucción de bosques y ríos está socavando los medios de vida indígenas locales, y destruyendo tierras ancestrales. Entre 40 y 70 millones de personas que viven en zonas rurales de Indonesia dependen del acceso a tierras y recursos, por ejemplo el agua para beber y para el saneamiento, protegidos por leyes consuetudinarias.

Indonesia: President renews his pledge to protect indigenous peoples’ rights

7th July 2015: In a recent meeting with the national indigenous peoples’ alliance (AMAN), the Indonesian President vowed to support the Bill on the Recognition and Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, which has languished in the legislature for several years.  He also committed to setting up a Task Force on Indigenous Peoples and promised to release indigenous persons unfairly criminalized for pursuing their livelihoods.

Rural Indonesians Demonstrate to Demand Land Rights and an End to Land Grabs

Following high profile cases of police violence and killings of rural people protesting land grabs, a new alliance of rural people - indigenous peoples, farmers, workers and landless people as well as supportive NGOs - is demanding the repeal of laws which allow the State to expropriate people's lands and resources in favour or large businesses. They are also demanding the passing of new laws that secure the people's rights in land and ensure ecological justice, through agrarian reforms and the recognition of indigenous peoples' rights.