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.
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.
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.
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.