En février et mars 2013, de nombreux représentants d’ONG travaillant avec les femmes et peuples autochtones ainsi que des chefs autochtones se sont réunis à Béni, Bukavu, Goma et Kinshasa afin de préparer un rapport alternatif au Comité pour l’élimination de la discrimination à l’égard des femmes (Comité CÉDEF).
Click here to read Forest Peoples Programme's comments on Suriname's Readiness Preparation Proposal, which was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) by Suriname in February 2013.
Read the FCPF's resolution on the Suriname R-PP at their 14th Participants Committee Meeting (19-21 March 2013) here.
Click here to read AIPP's A Year of Growth and Consolidation: 2012 Annual Report.
Message from AIPP:
This document, and the consultations on which it is based, is intended to enable communities in Sime Darby affected areas in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia, to have their voice heard at the national level, so that government law and policy (in particular that relating to land and natural resources) can in future fit with community customary practices and community self-determined development priorities, and prevent future conflict of the kind experienced in relation to the Sime Darby concession in Grand Cape Mount.
Instances of conflict between communities and large-scale agricultural concessions have recently brought the issues of land and human rights into focus in Liberia, and throughout Africa.
Click here to read UNCERD's formal communication to the Permanent Mission of Peru (in Spanish only), which calls on the Peruvian government to suspend plans to expand the Camisea gas project in the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti Reserve for peoples in isolation and initial contact. 1 March 2013.
Haga clíc aquí para leer la comunicación del CERD al Representante Permanente del Perú pidiendo al estado peruano suspender planes para la expansion del proyecto Camisea en la Reserva Territorial del Estado a favor de los grupos étnicos en aislamiento voluntario y contacto inicial Kugapakori, Nahua, Nanti y otros (Reserva KNN), marzo de 2013
This submission focuses on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples (orang asal) in Malaysia.
In a meeting with World Bank officials today, representatives of indigenous and local communities of Sindhuli district in central Nepal have urged the Bank to take actions for alternatives to the construction of Khimti-Dhalkebar 220 KV Transmission Line in the district under Nepal Power Development Project co-financed by the Bank.
12th – 13th March 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Free, Prior and Informed Consent as an expression of right to self-determination of indigenous peoples
Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the palm oil sector in Southeast Asia
Dr. Jim Yong KimPresidentWorld Bank
March 4, 2013
Dear Dr. Kim,
FIFTY SEVENTH MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMENFrom 4 to 15 March 2013, United Nations, New York
Reaffirming the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Beijing, the Beijing Declaration of Indigenous Women, the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and declarations adopted by the Commission during the tenth and fifteenth anniversaries of the Fourth World Women,
This week, indigenous women from throughout the Asia-Pacific region have gathered to raise their voices and present their concerns to the on-going session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. This session of the CSW is focusing on the priority theme of violence against women and girls.
Priority theme of 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
Statement by Indigenous Women from Asia-Pacific and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
RE: Civil society inputs to the public consultation on the thematic report on indigenous peoples and business and human rights.
The community of Pandumaan-Sipituhuta in North Sumatra faces the clearance of the forests that they depend on to extract resin by the Toba Pulp Lestari paper company, a subsidiary of the pulp and paper giant APRIL.