Follow-up to CERD about Nepal's new constitution

Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination concerning the exclusion of indigenous peoples from the process of drafting Nepal's new constitution. Submitted by ten indigenous peoples organisations and FPP

FPP series on Forest Peoples and Protected Areas

This series of eight country studies and a synthesis report review the progress of the application of indigenous peoples' rights with regards to protected areas since 2003. By considering the views of governments, funding agencies, conservation organisations and indigenous peoples' organisations, these studies assesses the extend to which recommendations and resolutions from the Durban 2003 World Parks Congress, the 4th World Conservation Congress in Barcelona and the Convention on Biological Diversity have been followed up on and enacted.

Forestry industry urged to tackle conflict with local people

Conflict between companies that profit from forests and the local people who depend on them could be tackled by industry-led approaches, but too few companies look for solutions beyond their legal obligations. This report - commissioned by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an international group of forest experts from business, environmental, academic and human rights groups - takes stock of the extent of corporate engagement with conflict resolution. Press release issued by The Forests Dialogue

Brazil - Update to CERD regarding the situation of indigenous peoples in Raposa Serra do Sol

Report summarizes events that have taken place since February 2009, including an important Supreme Court decision which had the immediate effect of allowing for the removal of the remaining non-indigenous occupants from RSS, but which may have negative impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil as a whole in the long run.Submission by Conselho Indígena de Roraima, Rainforest Foundation US, and Forest Peoples Programme

Submission to CERD on the urgent situation of the Achuar people in Rio Corrientes, Peru

Report about the grave situation over the last two months in the Amazon resulting in numerous deaths, injuries and disappeared persons. Information provided in support of CERD's forthcoming review of the Achuar matter, as well as in the context of their comprehensive examination of Peru’s latest periodic report, scheduled for the August 2009 session.Submission by FECONACO, Racimos and Forest Peoples Programme

Indonesian government requested by CERD to safeguard indigenous communities' property rights in REDD procedures

In response to an urgent action request from Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Sawit Watch, FPP and others, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has urged Indonesia to guarantee effective protection of indigenous peoples' rights while implementing reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

Read the response from CERD Read the NGOs' urgent action request

El CERD pidió al Gobierno de Indonesia que salvaguardase los derechos a la propiedad de las comunidades indígenas en los procedimientos de la REDD

En respuesta a una petición de actuación urgente de Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Sawit Watch, FPP y otras organizaciones, el Comité para la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial (CERD por sus siglas en inglés) instó a Indonesia a garantizar la protección efectiva de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas durante la aplicación de medidas de reducción de las emisiones derivadas de la deforestación y la degradación de los bosques (REDD).

Lea la respuesta del CERD (solamente disponible en inglés) Lea la petición de actuación urgente (solamente disponible en inglés)

Le CERD a demandé au gouvernement indonésien de protéger les droits de propriété des communautés autochtones lors des procédures REDD

En réaction à une demande d'action urgente de la part de Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Sawit Watch, FPP et d'autres organisations, le Comité des Nations Unies pour l'élimination de la discrimination raciale (CERD) a exhorté l'Indonésie à assurer une protection effective des droits des peuples autochtones dans la mise en œuvre de la réduction des émissions dues à la déforestation et à la dégradation des forêts (REDD).

Lire la réponse du CERD (disponible seulement en anglais) Lire la demande d'action urgente (disponible seulement en anglais)