Summary of agreements reached between AIDESEP and MINAM (Ministry of Environment) regarding modifications to the Peru RPP, March 2011. Read them here in Spanish.
In Africa, Asia and Latin America alike, forest peoples are speaking out against the continuing violations of their rights imposed by development and conservation plans that ignore their interests and deny them a voice. They go beyond resistance, insisting on their own ways of managing their lives, lands and forests.
The planned expansion of the Camisea gas project within both Nahua territory and the Nahua/Kugapakori Reserve in South East Peru raises a series of legal, moral and social questions that address the complexities of a major gas project operating in the territories of isolated indigenous peoples.
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.
FPP and other NGOs highlight flaws in the independent verification of social conditions attached to Norwegian aid for forest and climate schemes in Guyana
Indigenous peoples' National Amazonian organisation in Peru proposes criteria and principles that should inform REDD programs in order to respect indigenous peoples and their rights in Peru. Presented at latest World Bank FCPF meeting in Dalat, Vietnam, 25 March 2011.
This Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and FERN report exposes ongoing serious problems in the World Bank's forest carbon fund, which is still failing to uphold the rights of forest peoples.
This document contains Volume IV of the series of compilations of United Nations human rights bodies’ jurisprudence pertaining to indigenous peoples and covers the years 2009 and 2010. It includes all of the UN treaty bodies and the recommendations of the Human Rights Council's Universal Peer Review mechanism.
Also see Volume I: 1993-2004, Volume II: 2005-2006, Volume III: 2007-2008 and Volume V: 2011-2012 under related reports.