Annual Report 2002

FPP's report of activities for its charitable arm, over the year 2002

Concerns about the revision of the World Bank Policy on Indigenous Peoples - Briefing paper

This briefing aims to:

  • Outline the safeguard provisions of the World Bank's existing Indigenous Peoples Policy (OD4.20)
  • Provide a background to the World Bank's revision of its Indigenous Peoples Policy
  • Highlight the substative concerns of indigenous peoples regarding the March 2001 draft revised policy (Draft OP/BP4.10) and their criticisms of the revision process.

Preoccupations a propos de la Revision de la plitique de la Banque Mondiale sur les peuples autochtones - Dossier

Ce dossier vise a:

  • Delineer les dispositions de la politique de sauvegarde dans la Politique sur les Peuples Autochotones (DO 4.20) existante de la Banque Mondiale;
  • Donner le contexte de la revision de la Politique sur les Peuples Autochotones de la Banque Mondiale;
  • Mettre en evidence les preoccupations importantes des peuples autochtones vis-a-vis de la politique revisee (project PO/PB 4.10) de mars 2001, ainsi que leurs critiques du prcessus de revision.

Press release: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requests that Suriname suspend logging and mining concessions in Saramaka Maroon territory

On August 8, 2002, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued a request to the Government of Suriname asking that it “take appropriate measures to suspend all concessions, including permits and licenses for logging and mine exploration and other natural resource development activity on lands used and occupied by the 12 Saramaka clans

Les peuples autochtones et les aires protégées en Afrique : du principe à la pratique - Étude de cas n° 4 - Tanzanie

Le conflit entre les stratégies conventionnelles de conservation et les systèmes de conservation autochtones : l’étude de cas de la Zone de conservation de NgorongoroCette étude a pour but d’examiner les problèmes liés à la conservation de la Zone de conservation de Ngorongoro (la NCA, Ngorongoro Conservation Area) et les droits des pasteurs Massaï dans cette zone.

Mining and Amerindians in Guyana

Final report of the APA/NSI project on 'Exploring Indigenous Perspective on Consultation and Engagement within the Mining Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean'.

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From principles to practice: Indigenous peoples and protected areas in Africa - Case study 9: South Africa

The Khomani San of South AfricaThe San peoples of South Africa have over the past century been decimated to the point of virtual extinction. Those that survived were driven off their traditional land, and forced to exist alongside the more powerful and dominant cultures of pastoralists and colonial landowners. Fewer and fewer San practised their ancient culture, and as a group they and their lifestyle became a thing of memory, as the San lost touch with the Kalahari wilderness.