Following the submission of July 2009 (see related reports), and CERD's subsequent Concluding Observations of September 2009, this request seeks CERD's immediate follow-up with the Government of Peru about the continued suffering of the Achuar people.Submission by Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Río Corrientes (FECONACO), Grupo de Trabajo Racimos del Río Corrientes – UNGURAHUI, and Forest Peoples Programme
Report about the grave situation over the last two months in the Amazon resulting in numerous deaths, injuries and disappeared persons. Information provided in support of CERD's forthcoming review of the Achuar matter, as well as in the context of their comprehensive examination of Peru’s latest periodic report, scheduled for the August 2009 session.Submission by FECONACO, Racimos and Forest Peoples Programme
(Corrientes River) region for consideration during CERD's 74th session as a part of its continuing review of the matter under early warning and follow-up procedures
Talisman CEO gives written commitment to respect indigenous community wishes
Calgary, Alberta - Talisman today gave a clear written undertaking to indigenous leaders from the Peruvian Amazon that the oil company would not attempt to operate on their land without community consent.
Submitted by FECONACO and the Grupo de Trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui
The Achuar indigenous people of the Río Corrientes are suffering severe health problems due to State-authorised oil exploration on their land.
Only available in SpanishFECONACO and the Grupo de Trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui
Press release (available in Spanish only)