Indigenous peoples' organisations in Panama have withdrawn from the UN-REDD National Joint Programme (NJP) due to the inadequate attention to rights issues by the government and UN agencies and the lack of full and effective consultations with indigenous peoples on the various stages and implementation of the programme.
For more information, please consult the documents below:
- Letter from the National Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples in Panama (COONAPIP) to UN announcing their withdrawal from NJP (27 February 2013, in Spanish only)
- COONAPIP Resolution Nº 2/2013 providing reasons for their withdrawal from NJP (25 February 2013, in Spanish only)
- Press release from the Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests (AMPB) supporting COONAPIP (15 March 2013, English)