FAPI solicita al Ejecutivo a través del Presidente del INDI que el Parlamento sancione como Ley la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas

Fuente: FAPI

La Federación por la Autodeterminación de los pueblos indígenas (FAPI) ha solicitado al Poder Ejecutivo, considerando el discurso presidencial “de la cooperación conjunta” en la toma del Gobierno el pasado 15 de Agosto  del presidente Horacio Cartes, y teniendo en cuenta el compromiso y trayectoria del Lic. Jorge Servín, actual Presidente del INDI, convertir en Ley la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, promulgada en las Naciones Unidas el 07 de Setiembre del 2007.

Bloomberg: One Word May Save Indonesia’s Forests

Source: Bloomberg

Indonesia’s forest and peatland fires have flared up again this season, sending smoke and haze from the island of Sumatra north across the Malacca Strait to Malaysia. The fires are now an annual consequence of the mismanagement of Indonesia’s forests. With the removal of a single word from the country’s constitution, however, that may change for the better.

Opinion piece by James Anaya in Aljazeera: Is natural resource development a blessing, a 'quick-fix,' or a curse?

Source: Aljazeera

The "resource curse" is alive and well in the global south, as natural resource development deepens poverty.

Geneva, Switzerland - Economic development is widely assumed to bring the blessings of higher standards of living and to be a quick fix for cash poor countries. However, there are many who look at economic development and instead consider it to be a curse in the "global south" - South America, Africa, and Asia - and also in parts of the more industrialised world where indigenous peoples live.

IUCN resolutions and recommendations on indigenous peoples - A comparative table

A record of the 58 resolutions and recommendations by the World Conservation Congress of most relevance to indigenous peoples. Despite having affirmed the need to respect the rights of indigenous peoples in conservation strategies for over 30 years, the World Conservation Union has failed to enforce this commitment on the ground.

Montien Resolution on Human Rights and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia

The 64 participants of this workshop drawn from South East Asian National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Timor Leste and Myanmar and from supportive civil society organisations from these countries as well as Cambodia, met in Bangkok between the 7th and 9th August 2013, to develop an action plan for the effective observance of human rights in the agribusiness sector. The meeting was convened by the Thai Human Rights Commission, with the support of the Forest Peoples Programme and the Rights and Resources Initiative.

Peruvian government u-turn paves way for illegal expansion of Camisea gas project

In an embarrassing u-turn the Peruvian Vice Ministry of Culture has withdrawn its formal observations on the proposed expansion of the Camisea gas project within a Reserve for isolated peoples which included the conclusions that the health, traditional economic activities and ways of life of the indigenous peoples in ‘initial contact’ and ‘voluntary isolation’ (‘isolated peoples’) in the region will be severely impacted and two of them, the Nanti and the Kirineri, could be made ‘extinct.’