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Indigenous peoples in Caldas Department, Colombia, march in protest

Indigenous peoples in Caldas Department, Colombia, march in protest to denounce violence against their communities (May 2015) (only available in Spanish).

Pueblos indigenas en el departamento de Caldas, Colombia, realizan un marcha para protestar y denunciar la violencia contra sus comunidades (solamente disponible en Castellano) (mayo de 2015)

Joint Civil Society Letter to the World Bank

Civil society organisations are expressing concern about the format of the third round of consultations for the World Bank safeguard review, requesting broad face-to-face consultations on specific issue areas as well as targeted consultations in Bank borrower countries.

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Golden Agri's wings clipped by RSPO in West Kalimantan

By Philip Jacobson / Mongabay.com

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has prohibited Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of its most prominent members, from "acquiring or developing any new areas" pending the resolution of a formal complaint against the palm oil giant in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province.

The decision by the RSPO, the world's largest voluntary certification scheme for palm oil, is a stern directive from an organization that has been criticized for failing to take action against companies that flout its standards.

Precautionary Measures issued by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in favor of the Teribe (Bröran) and the Bribri indigenous peoples of Costa Rica.

Due to a series of violent attacks and threats against these two indigenous peoples in the last few years, the Commission decided that the acts and omissions of the State were not adequate and ordered Costa Rica, together with the affected peoples, to take the measures necessary to better protect the lives and physical integrity of the two indigenous peoples and their members.  The State has 15 days to respond to the Commission and the Commission will continue to monitor the matter.

Medidas cautelares ordenadas por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos a favor de los pueblos indígenas Teribe (Bröran) y Bribri de Costa Rica

7 de mayo de 2015

Debido a una serie de amenazas y ataques violentos contra estos dos pueblos indígenas en los últimos años, la Comisión decidió que las acciones y omisiones del Estado no fueron adecuadas y ordenó que Costa Rica, junto con los pueblos afectados, tome las medidas necesarias para proteger la vida y la integridad física de los dos pueblos indígenas y sus miembros.  El Estado cuenta con 15 días para responder a la  Comisión. Por su parte, la Comisión seguirá de cerca el asunto.Se adjunta:

NGO Forum on ADB Calls on AIIB to Have Robust Safeguard Standards

With 57 nations already on board the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as prospective founders, a 250-member strong civil society network made an appeal to the newly-formed bank to adopt robust safeguards in its principles, policies and operations.