Two new reports launched today by the Paraguayan Federation of Indigenous Peoples (FAPI) call for greater recognition of land rights and legislative reforms to secure community collective rights to land, tackle deforestation, curb land use emissions and harmonise national laws with international obligations to uphold human rights.
The global forest crisis is worsening and infringements of the rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities are rising, according to a detailed assessment of nine country cases. Climate change mitigation and conservation policies must place community land rights and human rights centre-stage if they are to achieve the goal of sustainably reducing deforestation says the report.
Letter from ACIDI, CAPI and FPP requesting GEF's commitment to finding a solution
Submitted by the Coordinadora por la Autodeterminacion de los Pueblos Indigenas (CAPI) for consideration in CESCR's 39th Session in November 2007
Report dated October 2007
Letter from FPP to the President of Paraguay protesting at this threat to the Ayoreo people’s survival and territory and the planned destruction of an area rich in biodiversity