FPP supports the appeal from Asian regional organisations – indigenous peoples and other civil society actors – asking for the Asian Development Bank to retain existing public access to information and to strengthen the policy in key areas.
Three independent experts appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have been attacked and forcibly evicted from their homes.
Michel Mbengo moved to Assoumindelé 2 in 2011 through marriage. He says that the small parcel of land they have been given as a community forest is for selling timber, but they would like to be able to do more. He explains.
As the world marks 10 years since the formal adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) by the General Assembly, Forest Peoples Programme celebrates and supports the many gains made for indigenous peoples in legal advancements, key legal cases fought and won, increasing global respect, recognition and increasing, strong solidarity and collaborative work across the globe.
Murder of six farmers in Ucayali condemned by Shipibo as a result of Peruvian government’s failure to address land trafficking in the Peruvian Amazon.
The Forest Peoples Programme has compiled and submitted detailed comments on the draft Indigenous Peoples Policy being developed by the Green Climate Fund.