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Palm oil producers, NGOs launch responsible palm oil initiative at RSPO AGM

Medan, Indonesia, 13 November 2013 – Progressive palm oil companies and environmental and social NGOs today launched the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) Annual General Assembly. The group is made up of producers and civil society organizations and includes Agropalma, DAABON, New Britain Palm Oil, as well as WWF, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Forest Peoples Programme and Greenpeace.

Press Release - Sustainable Palm Oil: Marketing Ploy or True Commitment? New Research Questions Effectiveness of RSPO Standards

MEDAN, INDONESIA (7 November, 2013)—Members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are violating the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in the forests and peatlands of tropical nations worldwide, according to a new research publication released today. The study details the performance of 16 oil palm operations, many run by RSPO members, reporting on their failure to uphold human rights and environmental standards required.

Minyak Sawit Berkelanjutan: Permainan Pasar atau Komitmen Nyata? Kajian Baru Mempertanyakan Keberhasilan Standar RSPO

INFORMASI UNTUK PERS - NOVEMBER 7, 2013

CATATAN EDITOR: Untuk semua publikasi, “Konflik atau Mufakat,” dan bahan-bahan pendukung, silakan kunjungi: http://www.forestpeoples.org/press-room

16 Studi Kasus Menyimpulkan Beberapa diantara Perusahaan Minyak Sawit Terbesar Dunia Meremehkan Mandat PBB Keputusan Persetujuan Masyarakat Adat & Masyarakat Lokal Sebelum Membabat Hutan, Lahan Gambut

MEDIA ADVISORY - Minyak Sawit Berkelanjutan: Permainan Pasar atau Komitmen Nyata?

Siaran Pers Peluncuran Hasil Penelitian Menjelang Pertemuan Tahunan RSPO Ke-11 di Medan; NGO-NGO dari Asia dan Afrika Mempertanyakan Efektivitas Standar RSPO

Meningkatnya permintaan global akan minyak sawit memicu ekspansi perkebunan kelapa sawit secara besar-besaran di hutan-hutan Asia Tenggara dan Afrika. Keprihatinan akan dampak lingkungan dan sosial yang ditimbulkannya telah menyebabkan pembentukan forum minyak sawit Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) di tahun 2004. RSPO mensertifikasi operasi-operasi yang menghormati hak-hak masyarakat adat dan komunitas lokal yang tinggal di lokasi operasi dan yang juga melestarikan tanah dan hutan dengan nilai konservasi tinggi. 

Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) Press Release: Concerns with Amerindian Land Titling Project under the Guyana/Norway Guyana REDD Investment Fund (GRIF)

On Monday October 21, 2013 the Government of Guyana and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a contract for the Amerindian Land Titling Project under the Guyana/Norway Guyana REDD Investment Fund (GRIF) arrangement. This signing took place during the opening session of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the National Toshaos Council and is heralded by President Donald Ramotar as fulfilling a promise made to the Amerindian people in the PPP’s manifesto. Campaigning? According to another government official Minister of Finance Ashni Singh, the project will give Amerindians control over the lands that belong to them. The project, according to the government is to facilitate the titling and demarcation of Amerindian lands. 

Down to Earth and London Mining Network Press Release: BHP Billiton to be slammed for Borneo coal mining at AGM

The board of controversial mining giant BHP Billiton is set to be slammed at its AGM by an Indonesian activist over seven coal concessions collectively covering an area of more than 350,000 hectares in the relatively unspoilt rainforest centre of the island of Borneo. Part of this project overlaps the transnational Heart of Borneo conservation area, described by the Asian Development Bank as “the lungs of Southeast Asia".

Press Release - Indonesia: The Governor of Jambi Province must take action to tackle unscrupulous conduct of palm oil plantation PT Asiatic Persada

Nurman Nuri, Leader of the Suku Anak Dalam group 113 of Pinang Tinggi in the Indonesian province of Jambi, stated in a press conference held on 3 October 2013 at the office of Indonesian NGO CAPPA: "We demand that the Governor of Jambi Province immediately revokes the HGU (Business Use Permit) of PT Asiatic Persada, as since its establishment in the 1980s no benefits at all have been derived by the indigenous Suku Anak Dalam living in this territory, only misery."

Informasi untuk Pers: Gubernur, berhentilah melindungi PT Asiatic Persada

Informasi untuk Pers – 7 Oktober 2013

“Kami menuntut agar Gubernur Propinsi Jambi segera mencabut HGU PT Asiatic Persada, karena keberadaan PT Asiatic Persada sejak tahun 1980-an tidak sedikitpun memberikan manfaat bagi masyarakat Suku Anak Dalam yang berdiam diwilayah tersebut, justru kesengsaraan yang terjadi.” Itulah kalimat yang diucapkan Nurman Nuri, Ketua Kelompok SAD 113 Pinang Tinggi dalam konferensi press yang dilakukan pada hari Kami, 3 Oktober 2013 di kantor CAPPA.

Comunicado de Prensa: Un fallo judicial en Guyana viola los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA - Para divulgación inmediata

Una decisión judicial controvertida favorece a los mineros por encima de los pueblos indígenas, en momentos en los que el país desciende a niveles aún más bajos de doble estándares en materia de derechos humanos y desarrollo

El 17 de enero de 2013, la Corte Superior de Guyana falló a favor de un minero que tiene una concesión minera en tierras indígenas tituladas. La sentencia dictamina que los mineros que obtuvieron los permisos de minería antes de la Ley Amerindia de 2006 no están sujetos a sus disposiciones. Por consiguiente, no tienen que obtener un permiso de las comunidades indígenas antes de realizar sus operaciones en las tierras de la comunidad.