Indigenous leaders and NGOs again call on the GEF to undertake major reform to address social and rights issues in its conservation projectsBriefing prepared for the Third GEF Assembly, Cape TownAugust 29-30, 2006
Letter from the UN Racial Discrimination Committee (CERD) to the Permanent Mission of Brazil
In response to the submission made to CERD in June 2006 regarding widespread, persistent and systematic violations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination against indigenous peoples in the DRC, CERD has issued a Press Release
Declaration by Brazilian community and indigenous peoples' organisations, researchers, NGOs and others at the seminar on 'Mangroves and Community Life: the socio-environmental impacts of shrimp farming' Fortaleza-Ceará-Brazil
see related report: 'Submission to the UN Racial Discrimination Committee (CERD) on the situation of indigenous and tribal peoples in Suriname', June 2006
By Rivani Noor and Rully Syumanda - discusses the social, economic and environmental impacts of APP's operations. Chapter One - an overview of Indonesia's forestry industry development paradigm, which led to the industrial tree plantation policy (or Hutan Tanaman Industri [HTI]) to satisfy the pulp and paper industry's demand for raw materials. Two - an overview of APP and its operations in Sumatra. Three - the environmental impacts of APP's operations in the provinces of Riau and Jambi.
FPP briefing August 2006