New report reveals the danger of not placing community land rights and human rights centre stage in climate change negotiations

The global forest crisis is worsening as infringements of the rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities are rising, according to a detailed assessment of nine country cases. Climate change mitigation and conservation policies must place community land rights and human rights centre-stage if they are to achieve the goal of sustainably reducing deforestation says the report.

Press release: Forest peoples demand their rights be made central to global efforts to curb deforestation

After a major inter-continental gathering on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples held between 9 and 14 March 2014 in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, indigenous and forest peoples called on the international community, governments and international organizations to secure and respect their customary rights to their forests, lands, territories and natural resources in conformity with international law.

The Palangka Raya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples

The Forest Peoples Programme and Indonesian partner organisations co-hosted an international workshop on deforestation and forest peoples' rights that resulted in the Palangka Raya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples.

The week-long event and Declaration represent important steps in indigenous and forest peoples' assertion of their rights and their central place in global, national and local efforts to tackle the continuing crisis of deforestation.

FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

Looking Ahead: International workshop on Deforestation Drivers and the Rights of Forest Peoples, Indonesia

An international workshop organised by Forest Peoples Programme and Pusaka will bring together forest peoples, governments, NGOs, international agencies and forest scientists from Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America on 9 -14 March 2014 in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The aim of the workshop is to share lessons and generate recommendations on effective measures to stem deforestation, promote human rights and secure local livelihoods. 

De cara al futuro: taller internacional sobre los impulsores de la deforestación y los derechos de los pueblos de los bosques, Indonesia

Un taller internacional organizado por el Forest Peoples Programme y Pusaka reunirá a pueblos de los bosques, Gobiernos, ONG, organismos internacionales e científicos forestales de África, el sudeste de Asia y Latinoamérica del 9 al 14 de marzo de 2014 en Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Central, Indonesia.

La finalidad del taller es compartir lecciones y generar recomendaciones sobre medidas eficaces para contener la deforestación, promover los derechos humanos y asegurar los medios de vida locales.

Un regard vers l’avenir : Atelier international sur les moteurs de la déforestation et les droits des peuples autochtones, Indonésie

Un atelier international organisé par le Forest Peoples Programme et PUSAKA réunira des peuples des forêts, des gouvernements, des ONG, des organismes internationaux et des spécialistes des forêts d’Afrique, d’Asie du Sud-Est et d’Amérique latine du 9 au 14 mars 2014 à Palangkaraya, au Kalimantan central, Indonésie.

L'atelier a pour objectif de partager les expériences et de générer des recommandations relatives aux  mesures efficaces pour endiguer la déforestation, promouvoir les droits humains et garantir les moyens de subsistance locaux.

Memandang keMuka: Lokakarya internasional tentang Penyebab Deforestasi dan Hal-Hak Masyarakat Hutan, Indonesia

Sebuah lokakarya internasional yang diselenggarakan oleh Forest Peoples Programme dan Pusaka akan mempertemukan masyarakat hutan, pemerintah, NGO, lembaga internasional dan ilmuwan kehutanan dari Afrika, Asia Tenggara dan Amerika Latin pada tanggal 9-14 Maret 2014 di Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia.

Tujuan dari lokakarya ini adalah untuk berbagi pelajaran dan menghasilkan rekomendasi tentang langkah-langkah efektif untuk membendung deforestasi, mempromosikan hak asasi manusia dan mengamankan mata pencaharian setempat.