Two United Nations experts on food and indigenous peoples today urged South-East Asian states not to sideline the human rights of communities across the region who derive their livelihoods, traditions and ways of life directly from their natural environments.
Hands off our forest! The UN has adopted a series of voluntary guidelines to protect indigenous peoples' rights to the land on which they live. And not before time, as a recent report suggests hundreds of millions could be evicted by modern-day land grabs.
The recent assassination of a Yukpa leader demanding recognition of his people's rights to their lands in the Sierra de Perijá in western Venezuela has been denounced by the Yukpa and by concerned academics who note that the worsening situation is a result of the government's refusal to recognise indigenous peoples' rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
Click here to read the full article from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (in Norwegian only), which features an interview with FPP's Sophie Chao.