FPP's report of activities over the year 2008
FPP manda carta al Gobierno de Nicaragua expresando su satisfacción con la entrega del título de propiedad a la Comunidad Awas Tingni y expresando preocupación por las recientes amenazas contra la Comunidad que requiere acción inmediata del Gobierno
UpdateFPP and 18 other NGOs, including local organisations in Indonesia, have been involved in a long-running process to get redress for the IFC’s persistent violations of its social and environmental policies in the palm oil sector in Indonesia. For over five years IFC has been providing financial support to the company Wilmar Trading / Wilmar International, one of the world’s largest palm oil dealers, directly and through various subsidiaries. In August 2007, FPP with other concerned NGOs and local organisations in Indonesia filed a complaint with the IFC Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) about this financing, alleging serious social and environmental problems in Wilmar’s operations, as well as violations of IFC’s own standards and procedures in making these credits and loans.
to their recent complaint regarding the lack of consultation on its Forest Carbon Partnership Fund related activities in Paraguay(only available in Spanish)
sobre su respuesta a las quejas recientes acerca de la falta de consultá previa en conexion con planes sobre REDD in Paraguay relacionados con el Fondo Cooperativo de Carbono y Bosques del BM
Submission to provide advice to the ADB's ongoing update of their safeguard policies, including their policy on safeguarding the rights of indigenous peoples
Draft of full document showing consolidated changes suggested by indigenous peoples’ representatives
Commissioner Soyata Maiga, Special Rapporteur on Women's Rights in Africa, heard directly from indigenous women about the difficulties that they and their communities face, at a special event held at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.
La Commissaire Soyata Maiga, Rapporteuse spéciale sur les droits des femmes en Afrique, a entendu directement des femmes autochtones les difficultés auxquelles celles-ci et leurs communautés doivent faire face, lors d'un événement spécial organisé à la Commission africaine des droits de l'homme et des peuples.
The opening ceremony of the 44th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights took place yesterday in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. Attending the ceremony were 10 indigenous and civil society delegates from Central Africa, supported by Forest Peoples Programme. The delegates are taking the opportunity of the Session to directly inform the Commission of the issues facing indigenous peoples in their home countries.
Nadine Mballa, CED, Cameroon
Why have you decided to attend the African Commission? I came here because FPP gave me the opportunity. I am working on the indigenous issue and the African Commission allows NGO representatives to speak on human rights issues. I am here to try to bring awareness of violations of indigenous peoples' rights in my country.
Nadine Mballa, CED, Cameroun
Nadine Mballa, CED, Cameroun
(Avec autorisation de la Commission d'intervenir sous l'ombrelle de Forest Peoples Programme - ONG partenaire avec le statut d'observateur)
Madame la Présidente, Honorables Commissaires, mesdames et messieurs.