Two new reports launched today by the Paraguayan Federation of Indigenous Peoples (FAPI) call for greater recognition of land rights and legislative reforms to secure community collective rights to land, tackle deforestation, curb land use emissions and harmonise national laws with international obligations to uphold human rights.
The global forest crisis is worsening and infringements of the rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities are rising, according to a detailed assessment of nine country cases. Climate change mitigation and conservation policies must place community land rights and human rights centre-stage if they are to achieve the goal of sustainably reducing deforestation says the report.
The Federation for the Self -Determination of Indigenous Peoples (FAPI) in Paraguay has published a Protocol for free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). The guidelines are issued as a general FPIC framework applicable to all decisions, measures, projects and programmes, including forest and climate change projects and programmes, that may affect indigenous peoples' lands, territories and resources and other rights and interests in general. Only available in Spanish.
Reports of two workshops on "REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples Rights" organised in Paraguay by the La Coordinadora por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (CAPI) with FPP. The reports summarise the training work undertaken in the workshops and key issues arising in open discussions. The reports also set out several key demands and recommendations made by indigenous organisations in relation to the UNREDD Programme in Paraguay (only available in Spanish) .
to their recent complaint regarding the lack of consultation on its Forest Carbon Partnership Fund related activities in Paraguay(only available in Spanish)
Indigenous peoples in Paraguay express their concerns at not having been consulted on government plans for REDD related to the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partership Facility.CAPI letter to the World Bank local office (only available in Spanish)
Letter from ACIDI, CAPI and FPP requesting GEF's commitment to finding a solution
Submitted by the Coordinadora por la Autodeterminacion de los Pueblos Indigenas (CAPI) for consideration in CESCR's 39th Session in November 2007
Report dated October 2007
Letter from FPP to the President of Paraguay protesting at this threat to the Ayoreo people’s survival and territory and the planned destruction of an area rich in biodiversity