Civil society organisations recommend that actions being taken by the President of the World Bank Group to ensure sustainable environmental and social practices in palm oil development for the IFC be equally applied to the WBG’s public sector investments.Letter from civil society organisations to World Bank President4 November 2009
This briefing provides an update on private sector proposals to develop plantation, conservation and REDD schemes on the Kampar Peninsular, Riau Province, in Indonesia. It highlights how the rights and views of communities have so far not been given priority and recommends rights-based approaches and dialogue between affected rights holders and other parties to avoid conflict and promote sustainable forest and climate schemes.
Part of FPP's Rights, forests and climate briefing series.
This report summarises the findings of a field investigation and legal study which shows how voluntary efforts by companies to set aside areas for community livelihoods and for conservation are being frustrated by the ill-fit between the RSPO's procedures - using the 'High Conservation Values' approach - and national laws and procedures. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is to meet in Kuala Lumpur from 1-4 November 2009.
Public statement by Amnesty International
Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
(Also see July NGO submission to CERD)
Letter from CERD (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), under the urgent action procedure, in response to request submitted by AMAN, Sawit Watch, FPP and others. (See original correspondence, July 2009)
(See July NGO submission to CERD in related reports)Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
(Letter in Bahasa Indonesia)
In the light of the critical audit and after carefully assessing the IFC 'Management Response' to it, a coalition of NGOs have called on the IFC to suspend financing the oil palm sector in Indonesia until after the IFC reviews its approach and develops a participatory strategy to ensure full compliance with its Performance Standards.NGO letter to World Bank President and Executive Directors
Declaration resulting from the National Indigenous Peoples' Consultation on Climate Change and REDD and AMAN's National Strategic Meeting, 5-8 August 2009
Full text of IFC Management Response to the CAO's hard-hitting audit report
submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples by Women Action for Development, Manipur, India, and the Forest Peoples Programme
Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination concerning the exclusion of indigenous peoples from the process of drafting Nepal's new constitution. Submitted by ten indigenous peoples organisations and FPP
This series of eight country studies and a synthesis report review the progress of the application of indigenous peoples' rights with regards to protected areas since 2003. By considering the views of governments, funding agencies, conservation organisations and indigenous peoples' organisations, these studies assesses the extend to which recommendations and resolutions from the Durban 2003 World Parks Congress, the 4th World Conservation Congress in Barcelona and the Convention on Biological Diversity have been followed up on and enacted.
Submission by by the United NGOs Mission Manipur (a network of 235 indigenous peoples' organisations from North East India) and Forest Peoples Programme
Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination concerning Indonesia REDD laws and plans. Submitted by AMAN, SawitWatch and FPP
Full text of the CAO's audit of the IFC's investments in Wilmar companies.