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Statement to House of Commons RRI book launch by Andy White, Rights and Resources Initiative 'From Clash of the Commons to a New Agenda for Forests' 14 July 2008

Thank you Marcus, and thank you Mr. Horwood for your work and for hosting this event. It is truly an honor to be here to launch these new reports. It's also an honor to follow Marcus Colchester, who's made outstanding contributions to the recognition of indigenous people's rights around the world, and to precede Joji Cariño and Kyeretwie Opoku, two well recognized leaders on these issues in Asia and Africa.

Speech to House of Commons RRI book launch by Gareth Thomas, MP UK Government Minister for Trade and Development, Department for International Development (DFID) 'From Clash of the Commons to a New Agenda for Forests' 14 July 2008

Good evening everyone. It is a pleasure to be here with you to talk about a new global agenda for forests.

I would like to congratulate the Rights and Resources Initiative on the two important pieces of work that are being published today.

Last December at a meeting at Chatham House I announced a five-year programme of DFID support to RRI, and it is pleasing to see an early return on that investment.