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Free, Prior and Informed Consent - Making FPIC work for Forests and Peoples

The right of indigenous peoples to give or withhold their free prior and informed consent to projects, laws and policies that may affect their rights is affirmed in international law. Making this right effective is more challenging: and what should private sector companies do to ensure they respect this right? This 'scoping paper'has been prepared by FPP for The Forests Dialogue to stimulate an interactive discussion about how to respect FPIC in practice among all those concerned about forests and rights.

Scoping paper prepared for The Forest Dialogue's (TFD) FPIC Initiative.

Democratic Republic of Congo - Consultation with indigenous peoples and others affected by REDD initiatives in the DRC: An example of best practice?

The Democratic Republic of Congo has recently submitted its Readiness Preparation Proposal for REDD (R-PP) to the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. Considering that a successful outcome relies on ensuring effective participation by forest communities, indigenous peoples and civil society across the vast extent of the DRC's rainforest, this briefing asks: has the DRC followed best practice in this respect, as a UN agency is now claiming?

FPP: Rights, forests and climate briefing series

République Démocratique du Congo - La consultation des peuples autochtones et autres populations touchées par les initiatives de REDD en RDC: Un exemple de bonne pratique?

La DRC a présenté récemment sa Proposition pour la préparation à la REDD (R-PP) au Fonds de partenariat pour le carbone forestier (FPCF) de la Banque mondiale. Etant donné que la réussite à long terme des activités repose sur la participation effective des peuples autochtones, des populations tributaires des forêts et la société civile dans toutes les vastes forêts de la RDC, ce briefing pose la question : la RDC a-t-elle respecté les meilleures pratiques à cet égard, comme le prétend maintenant un organisme des Nations Unies ?

FPP : Série de briefings Droits, forêts et climat