Announcement of New Director

FPP is very happy to announce, that Joji Cariño will be taking up the position of Director of the Forest Peoples Programme from 15th May 2013, in coordination with FPP’s Executive Committee and Board members. Joji, well known to many of you, is a highly regarded indigenous woman from the Philippines with extensive experience on indigenous peoples’ human rights at community, national and international levels, having been an active policy advocate and practitioner for the past 30 years.

Request for Consideration of the implications for the Indigenous Forest Peoples of Cameroon from the imminent adoption of a racially discriminatory new Forest Law, under the UN CERD's Urgent Action and Early Warning Procedures

The purpose of this request is to bring to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD)'s attention the imminent enactment of a new Forest Law in Cameroon. The submitting organisations (Okani, CED and Forest Peoples Programme) highlight that both the process of reform and the contents of the proposed new law are racially discriminatory towards indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Peoples and United Nations Human Rights Bodies - A Compilation of UN Treaty Body Jurisprudence and the Recommendations of the Human Rights Council. Volume V: 2011-2012

This document contains Volume V of the series of compilations of United Nations human rights bodies’ jurisprudence pertaining to indigenous peoples and covers the years 2011 and 2012. It includes all of the UN treaty bodies and the recommendations of the Human Rights Council and its Special Procedures, and the Advice of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.