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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.

Supply Chain Solutions for People and Forests

Delegates from the 'Closing the Gap' forum on human rights, deforestation and supply chains are visiting Paris to call on governments and companies to put in place strong rights protections for communities and their forests, and share a set of technical recommendation they have developed for achieving this.

Solutions de chaine d’approvisionnement pour les peuples et les forêts

​​​​​​​Les délégués du forum sur «les droits de l'homme, la déforestation et les chaînes d'approvisionnement» sont en visitent à Paris pour interpeller les gouvernements et les entreprises à mettre en place des mesures fortes pour la protections des communautés et leurs forêts.

Wilmar International implicated in police shooting of two farmers on oil palm estate

Indonesian NGOs have protested strongly to the Indonesian government authorities and RSPO about an incident they recorded on 18th December 2017, when police security forces shot and wounded two farmers. The shootings allegedly took place in one of Wilmar International’s oil palm plantations in Central Kalimantan in Indonesian Borneo.

L’entreprise Wilmar International impliquée dans une fusillade policière contre deux fermiers sur une propriété d’huile de palme

Des ONGs indonésiennes se sont fortement opposées aux autorités du gouvernement d’Indonésie au sujet d’un incident qu’ils ont enregistré le 18 décembre 2017, lorsque des forces de police ont tiré et blessé deux fermiers. Les tirs ont eu lieu sur une des plantations d’huile de palme de l’entreprise Wilmar International, en Kalimantan Centrale, en Indonésie sur l’île de Bornéo.

The Maninjau Resolution

The Maninjau Resolution

28th January 2016

Wilmar’s broken promises: we want action not just pledges

The world’s largest palm oil trading company, Wilmar International Ltd. (F34.SI / WLIL.SI), promised ‘Zero Exploitation’ throughout its supply chain alongside its commitment to ‘Zero Deforestation’. As human rights workers and NGOs that support the rights of the indigenous peoples and local communities in Indonesia and internationally, we NGOs who assembled here near Lake Maninjau in West Sumatra on 26-28 January 2016, declare the following.

The Palangka Raya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples

The Forest Peoples Programme and Indonesian partner organisations co-hosted an international workshop on deforestation and forest peoples' rights that resulted in the Palangka Raya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples.

The week-long event and Declaration represent important steps in indigenous and forest peoples' assertion of their rights and their central place in global, national and local efforts to tackle the continuing crisis of deforestation.

Looking Ahead: International workshop on Deforestation Drivers and the Rights of Forest Peoples, Indonesia

An international workshop organised by Forest Peoples Programme and Pusaka will bring together forest peoples, governments, NGOs, international agencies and forest scientists from Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America on 9 -14 March 2014 in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The aim of the workshop is to share lessons and generate recommendations on effective measures to stem deforestation, promote human rights and secure local livelihoods. 

Un regard vers l’avenir : Atelier international sur les moteurs de la déforestation et les droits des peuples autochtones, Indonésie

Un atelier international organisé par le Forest Peoples Programme et PUSAKA réunira des peuples des forêts, des gouvernements, des ONG, des organismes internationaux et des spécialistes des forêts d’Afrique, d’Asie du Sud-Est et d’Amérique latine du 9 au 14 mars 2014 à Palangkaraya, au Kalimantan central, Indonésie.

L'atelier a pour objectif de partager les expériences et de générer des recommandations relatives aux  mesures efficaces pour endiguer la déforestation, promouvoir les droits humains et garantir les moyens de subsistance locaux.

The World Bank’s Palm Oil Policy

In 2011, the World Bank Group (WBG) adopted a Framework and Strategy for investment in the palm oil sector. The new approach was adopted on the instructions of former World Bank President Robert Zoellick, after a damning audit by International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) semi-independent Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) had shown that IFC staff were financing the palm oil giant, Wilmar, without due diligence and contrary to the IFC’s Performance Standards. Wilmar is the world’s largest palm oil trader, supplying no less than 45% of globally traded palm oil. The audit, carried out in response to a series of detailed complaints[1] from Forest Peoples Programme and partners, vindicated many of our concerns that Wilmar was expanding its operations in Indonesia in violation of legal requirements, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards and IFC norms and procedures. Almost immediately after the audit was triggered, IFC divested itself of its numerous other palm oil investments in Southeast Asia.