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Urgent action needed to halt the takeover of indigenous peoples’ lands for megaprojects in Indonesia

Urgent action is needed to halt the takeover of indigenous peoples’ lands for megaprojects in forested provinces like Kalimantan and Papua in Indonesia. The destruction of forests and rivers is undermining local indigenous livelihoods, and destroying ancestral lands. Between 40 and 70 million people in rural Indonesia depend on access to lands and resources, including water for drinking and sanitation, protected by customary laws.

Forest Peoples Programme continues to fight alongside local organisations for the rights of indigenous peoples to be upheld and calls on re-consideration of the projects by the Government of Indonesia, and has made the following submission to the ‘Asia-Pacific Regional consultation on the impact of mega-project on the human rights to water and sanitation’

Éxito para las comunidades Kichwa en San Martin a medida que el Gobierno Regional deja de amenazar con suspender la titulación de tierras

En una reunión de alto nivel el 12 de septiembre, los representantes del gobierno regional de San Martín acordaron abandonar sus intentos de suspender la titulación de las comunidades indígenas en las cercanías del Área Protegida de la Cordillera Escalera (ACR-CE), una amenaza por el gobierno en respuesta a una demanda histórica presentada en agosto de 2017.