In light of the forest fires in Brazil, Forest Peoples Programme and others ask the EU to urgently address complicity in current deforestation crisis and instruct the European Commission to work on EU regulation to end deforestation.
Amazonian Peoples Denounce Dispossession, Violence and Deforestation of Indigenous Territories at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
FPP and IDL call upon the Peruvian Government to Address Drivers of Criminalisation and Violence Against Indigenous Land Rights Defenders
Clear improvements can be seen in the final text, but much still remains to be done before future FLEGT licenced timber can guarantee that indigenous peoples’ rights are fully protected.
April 7, 2018 marks the third anniversary since the brutal assassination of Colombian Indigenous leader Fernando Salazar Calvo, a member of the Embera Chamí People of the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (municipalities of Risoucio and Supia, Caldas), and a vocal member of the Resguardo’s Ancestral Miners Association, ASOMICARS.
Le 7 avril 2018 marque le troisième anniversaire de l’assassinat brutal du leader autochtone colombien Fernando Salazar Calvo, un membre du peuple embera chamí du Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (municipalités de Risoucio et Supia, Caldas), et membre actif de l’Association des
El 7 de abril marca el tercer aniversario desde el asesinato brutal del líder colombiano indígena Fernando Salazar Calvo, un miembro del pueblo Embera Chamí del Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (municipios de Risoucio y Supia, Caldas), y miembro vocal de la Asociación de Mineros Ancestrales del Resguardo, ASOMICARS.
Tanggal 7 April 2018 menandai peringatan tiga tahun sejak pembunuhan brutal terhadap pemimpin adat Kolombia Fernando Salazar Calvo, anggota Embera Chamí People dari Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta (kotamadya Risoucio dan Supia, Caldas), dan anggota vokal dari Resguardo
Indigenous peoples in Geneva call on the UN, governments and corporate actors to urgently ramp up efforts to prevent human rights abuses by corporations and introduce effective mechanisms to hold them to account. Key messages include:
Representantes de los pueblos indigenas en Ginebra hacen un llamado al ONU, los gobiernos y actores corporativas para urgentemente reforzar esfuerzos para prevenir abusos de derechos humanos por empresas y introducir mecanismos efectivos para hacerles rendir cuenta. Mensajes claves incluyen:
In two newly released reports, indigenous leaders point out that the current concession allocations system in Guyana is unjust, severely flawed and facilitated by a national legal framework that does not fully respect their internationally protected rights to their customary lands and resources.
“The foreign companies come and they have legal rights and we the people who have been living here all the time do not have legal rights.” [Resident, Kwebanna village]
letter submitted by APA to the Carbon Fund of the FCPF before their meeting (27-30 April) to consider the eligibility of Guyana to develop an Emission Reduction Project Idea Note (ER PIN) under the FCPF framework. The letter makes arguments for why Guyana is not ready to develop an emission reductions programme yet.
In a statement published in a national newspaper, the council of AIDESEP, which represents over 1800 communities in the Peruvian Amazon called for the repeal and shelving of recent legal reforms being pushed through Peru’s parliament that threaten to further weaken indigenous peoples’ rights to land in favour of development projects.
This statement was presented by the indigenous representatives participating in a seminar organised by the Amerindian Peoples Association in Georgetown, February 2015.
Peru: Indigenous organisations consider formal complaint against the Inter American Bank land titling project for violations of indigenous rights and for undermining commitments to reduce deforestation ahead of COP20 in Lima.
On 30 October 2013, after months of intense negotiation and dialogue with the Peruvian government, Peru’s Forest Investment Plan (FIP) was finally approved by the Sub Committee of the Forest Investment Programme, a World Bank initiative that aims to reduce emissions from deforestation.
On the eve of the Peruvian government's final consultation with indigenous peoples on the draft investment plan of the FIP, indigenous organisations expressed their cautious welcome of the latest version of the plan, which includes key agreements on their customary land rights reached with indigenous peoples. Nevertheless, they expressed their grave concern that last minute adjustments were made to the plan without their agreement.