In a high level meeting on 12th September, representatives of the regional government of San Martin agreed to abandon their attempts to suspend the titling of indigenous communities in the vicinity of the Cordillera Escalera Protected area (ACR-CE), a threat made by the government in response to a landmark law suit filed in August 2017.
Delegates at the 8th Southeast Asian regional conference on Human Rights and Business in Chiang Khong, Thailand have released the Mekong Statement, committing to strengthening collaboration on confronting human rights abuses related to business activities in the region.
Breaking news: Historic legal decision for Peru's indigenous peoples as the nation's highest court agrees to resolve the lawsuit filed by the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya.
A coalition of over a dozen rural and indigenous communities, in the San Martin and Loreto regions of the Peruvian Amazon, has issued an open letter
Awajún and Wampis peoples win historic legal victory as Peruvian court orders the suspension of all oil and gas activities in Block 116 for failure to consult them and secure their consent.
Indonesian, Liberian and International NGOs have just filed five (5) new complaints against Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, Golden Agri Resources (GAR), after its failure to comply with RSPO standards.
UNESCO has launched their “2019 International Year of Indigenous languages” website on August 9th to coincide with the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
The Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis nation in Peru has issued a statement rejecting the efforts of Chilean energy company Geopark to misrepresent the position of the Wampis people in regards to the exploitation of resources from Oil block 64.
Together with partners from Indonesia, Malaysia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Netherlands, FPP filed a joint submission to the French Government on its draft National Strategy to Combat Imported Deforestation (Strategie Nationale de Lutte Contre la Deforestation Importee – "SNDI").
À la mi-juillet, Forest Peoples Programme a lancé une page de sociofinancement pour contribuer à la recherche de solutions urgentes que demande Santa Clara de Uchunya, une petite communauté shipibo qui lutte pour empêcher la destruction de ses forêts et de ses modes de vie par une société de production d’huile de palme et des trafiquants de terrains.
In mid-July, the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, with help from FPP, launched a crowdfunder to support urgently needed solutions in their fight to defend their forests and way of life from destruction by a palm oil company and land-trafficking gangs.
In response to the RSPO Complaints Panel’s damning verdict on GOLDEN VEROLEUM LIBERIA (GVL) – a verdict upheld on appeal – GVL has announced a decision to 'voluntarily withdraw' its RSPO membership.
En réponse au verdict accablant rendu par le Comité des plaintes de la RSPO concernant GOLDEN VEROLEUM LIBERIA (GVL) – verdict maintenu en appel (voir le dossier au complet ici) – GVL a annoncé sa décision de « retirer temporairement » son adhésion à la RSPO.
À la fin de trois journées intenses de discussion, d'échanges et de rédaction, des représentantes des peuples ik, tepeth, batwa, benet et ngikarimajong ont rendu public le Mémorandum de Kisoro, une déclaration définitive de leurs droits et de leurs attentes en matière de soutien de la part de leur gouvernement et d’autres acteurs, dont le système des Nations Unies.
At the end of three intense days of discussion, exchange and drafting, representatives from the Ik, Tepeth, Batwa, Benet and Ngikarimajong have released the Kisoro Memorandum, a definitive statement of their rights and expectations for support from their government and from other actors, including the UN system.
The violence the Sengwer have been experiencing at the hands of KFS has continued, but a series of subsequent events and reports have emphasised that a radical restructuring of the EU funded WaTER projects is required before it can be resumed.