Report by World Bank's own evaluators say its investments support logging and do little to help rural poor people.
The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the current state of rights and resources around the world, and new analyses on the mounting risks of local land rights insecurity for investment and development.
Controversial Court decision favours miners over indigenous peoples as country sinks to new low on double standards on human rights and development.
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.
Source: The Guardian
Campaigning groups say further expansion into Amazon territory could lead to 'extermination' of isolated tribes.
This paper is a preliminary statement of input and perspective by a coalition of civil society organisations (including Forest Peoples Programme) intended to inform the World Bank safeguard review and update process.