Urgent action needed to halt the takeover of indigenous peoples’ lands for megaprojects in Indonesia

Urgent action is needed to halt the takeover of indigenous peoples’ lands for megaprojects in forested provinces like Kalimantan and Papua in Indonesia. The destruction of forests and rivers is undermining local indigenous livelihoods, and destroying ancestral lands. Between 40 and 70 million people in rural Indonesia depend on access to lands and resources, including water for drinking and sanitation, protected by customary laws.

FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

Looking Ahead: International workshop on Deforestation Drivers and the Rights of Forest Peoples, Indonesia

An international workshop organised by Forest Peoples Programme and Pusaka will bring together forest peoples, governments, NGOs, international agencies and forest scientists from Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America on 9 -14 March 2014 in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The aim of the workshop is to share lessons and generate recommendations on effective measures to stem deforestation, promote human rights and secure local livelihoods. 

Memandang keMuka: Lokakarya internasional tentang Penyebab Deforestasi dan Hal-Hak Masyarakat Hutan, Indonesia

Sebuah lokakarya internasional yang diselenggarakan oleh Forest Peoples Programme dan Pusaka akan mempertemukan masyarakat hutan, pemerintah, NGO, lembaga internasional dan ilmuwan kehutanan dari Afrika, Asia Tenggara dan Amerika Latin pada tanggal 9-14 Maret 2014 di Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia.

Tujuan dari lokakarya ini adalah untuk berbagi pelajaran dan menghasilkan rekomendasi tentang langkah-langkah efektif untuk membendung deforestasi, mempromosikan hak asasi manusia dan mengamankan mata pencaharian setempat.