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Audited Financial Accounts 2011

The full programme of activities are audited annually by:

Petersons Accountants Ltd,Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors,Harvestway House,28 High Street,Witney,Oxfordshire, OX2 6RA.

New video produced by IMPECT: Indigenous Peoples Festival - Thailand 2011

This video features the celebration of the United Nations' International Day of the World's Indigenous People in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2011. The International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population.

Click here to watch the full video.

Volunteer Opportunity with Inter Mountain Peoples’ Education and Culture in Thailand Association (IMPECT) : English teacher for Mowakhi School Project - Thailand

Inter Mountain Peoples’ Education and Culture in Thailand Association (IMPECT) are looking for Anthropology, Education and other human sciences students interested in volunteering 7 weeks of their time in an indigenous community school in Northern Thailand. If you want to have a real encounter with indigenous people in Thailand, while contributing towards better education for its children, this assignment is for you. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to live in a small community and be hosted by one of its families.

Tebtebba Press Release: Implement safeguards on REDD Plus, indigenous caucus demands

Indigenous peoples called on the immediate implementation of the safeguards on REDD Plus. In a press conference a day before the end of the Durban Climate Change Conference, indigenous peoples belonging to the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) called on state-parties for human rights to be central in any agreement on climate change.

Declaration of the Indigenous Peoples of the World to the UNFCCC COP 17 International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change, Durban, South Africa, December 2, 2011

We, the Indigenous Peoples of the world, united in the face of the climate crisis and the lack of political will of the States, especially the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, demand the immediate adoption of legally binding agreements with shared but differentiated responsibilities, to halt global warming and to define alternative models of development in harmony with Mother Earth.

President of Suriname shuts down land rights conference following clear demands from indigenous and tribal peoples

Indigenous and tribal peoples of Suriname still open to dialogue

By the Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname (VIDS)

A conference organised by the Government of Suriname on 21 and 22 October 2011, which was meant to clarify positions and proposals on land rights and build mutual understanding between the Government and indigenous and tribal (maroon) peoples, ended in a very abrupt manner. The Government even called it “a disaster” on 23 October 2011. Surprised by the massive solidarity and collaboration between the indigenous and tribal peoples of Suriname, and in a move that showed great disrespect to traditional leaders who had traveled long distances to attend the conference, the President of Suriname decided to close the conference early following the indigenous and tribal peoples’ presentation of their joint position on land and resource rights. With this, all subsequent dialogue between the indigenous and tribal peoples and the government has ceased.

Le Président du Suriname met un terme à une conférence sur les droits fonciers suite à des demandes claires des peuples autochtones et tribaux

Les peuples autochtones et tribaux du Suriname restent ouverts au dialogue

Association des leaders villageois autochtones du Suriname (VIDS)

Une conférence organisée par le Gouvernement du Suriname les 21 et 22 octobre 2011, qui avait pour objectif de clarifier les positions et les propositions en matière de droits fonciers et d’établir une compréhension mutuelle entre le Gouvernement et les peuples autochtones et tribaux (maroon), s’est achevée de façon très abrupte. Le Gouvernement l’a même qualifiée de « désastre » le 23 octobre 2011. Surpris par la forte solidarité et la collaboration entre les peuples autochtones et tribaux du Suriname, et à travers un acte signifiant un grand manque de respect à l'égard des leaders traditionnels qui avaient parcouru de longues distances pour participer à la conférence, le Président du Suriname a décidé de clore la conférence prématurément, suite à la présentation par les peuples autochtones et tribaux de leur prise de position commune sur les droits aux terres et aux ressources. Suite à cela, tout dialogue entre les peuples autochtones et tribaux et le gouvernement a cessé.

Progress on the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Rights in relation to the proposed Diquís Dam

In 2010, the Teribe indigenous people of Costa Rica decided to speak out in response to what they consider gross human rights violations to their people in relation to the proposed Diquís Dam in the country’s South Pacific region. This project will lead to the partial flooding of two indigenous territories and other grave impacts on 5 indigenous territories. In defence of their rights, the Teribe filed their first claim to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in mid 2010 and to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. These actions have resulted in progress both nationally and internationally.