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FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

UN OHCHR: UN rights chief Navi Pillay urges States to do more to respect treaties with indigenous peoples

"GENEVA (07 August 2013) –States need to do more to honour and strengthen their treaties with indigenous peoples, no matter how long ago they were signed, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said in a statement to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August.

“Even when signed or otherwise agreed more than a century ago, many treaties remain the cornerstone for the protection of the identity, land and customs of indigenous peoples, determining the relationship they have with the State. They are thus of major significance to human rights today,” she said.

Draft concept note for pilot Whakatane Assessments now open for feedback

Update 3rd August 2011

The concept note for pilot Whakatane Assessment has been finalized. You can download it here

As mentioned in Forest Peoples Programme’s February E-Newsletter, a meeting was held at the IUCN CEESP Sharing Power conference in Whakatane, New Zealand, January 2011, between indigenous representatives, the chairs of three IUCN commissions (CEESP, WCPA and SSC) and sub-commissions (TILCEPA and TGER), key staff of the IUCN secretariat (the Director of the Environment and Development Programme and the Senior Adviser on Social Policy), and other staff from IUCN, Conservation International and Forest Peoples Programme.

The main outcome of the meeting and subsequent follow-up discussions was an agreement to implement a series of measures to review the implementation of resolutions related to indigenous peoples adopted at the 4th World Conservation Congress (WCC4) in 2008 and to advance their implementation should there be a gap.

Le projet de note conceptuelle pour les Évaluations Whakatane pilotes de maintenant ouverte aux commentaires

Le plan direteur pour les évaluations Whakatane pilotes a été finalisé. Vous pouvez le técharger ici.

Tel que mentionné dans l'édition de février du bulletin d'information de Forest Peoples Programme, à l'occasion de la conférence Sharing Power de la CEESP de l'UICN à Whakatane en Nouvelle-Zélande en janvier 2011, une réunion s'est tenue en présence des représentants autochtones, des présidents des trois commissions de l'UICN (CEESP, WCPA et SSC) et des sous-commissions (TILCEPA et TGER), de personnel clé du secrétariat de l'UICN (le Directeur du Programme pour l'environnement et le développement et le Conseiller principal pour la politique sociale), et d'autres membres du personnel de l'UICN, de Conservation International et du Forest Peoples Programme.

L'aboutissement principal de la réunion et des discussions qui l’ont suivi ont abouti à un accord visant à appliquer une série de mesures pour réviser la mise en œuvre de résolutions relatives aux peuples autochtones adoptées lors du 4e Congrès mondial de la nature (WCC4) en 2008 et pour faire progresser leur mise en œuvre en cas de lacune.