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JOB VACANCIES AT THE FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME

30 October, 2014

We currently have three full time job vacancies at the Forest Peoples Programme:

VACANCY: PROJECT OFFICER INDONESIA To be based in Indonesia with the main task of liaison with FPP’s partners and assisting with FPP’s research and advocacy programme in Indonesia and South East Asia in support of forest peoples’ rights.  Deadline for applying 14 November 2014.  For full job description and application form click here.

IIPFCC statement to the UNFCCC ADP session in Bonn, Germany

27 October, 2014

International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change

Statement, ADP/S6 October 20-25,
Bonn Germany

Despite being those least responsible for climate change, Indigenous Peoples are disproportionately affected by it. Climate change threatens Indigenous Peoples' collective and individual human rights, threatening to destroy our very lifeways, our right to food sovereignty, to health, and our lands, territories and resources.

Civil Society warns of the impact of the World Bank’s proposals for safeguards

24 October, 2014

360 civil society groups and indigenous peoples’ organisations have endorsed a statement warning the World Bank that the newly proposed safeguard system risks increasing the burden on vulnerable communities and undermining years of progressive developments in the recognition by financial institutions of the need to adhere to best standards in development.

Click here to read the statement.

Golden Agri Resources postpones palm oil expansion plans in Borneo in response to FPP complaint

23 October, 2014

Forest Peoples Programme has been pursuing a major complaint through the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) charging the Indonesian palm oil company, Golden Agri Resources, with multiple violations of the RSPO standard.

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) Statement to the Press, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea

13 October, 2014

Press release from the press conference held by IIFB at the 12th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The press release addresses an impasse that has emerged within the negotiations concerning the use of the terminology "Indigenous Peoples and local communities" to replace the current phrase "indigenous and local communities".

IIFB Press Statement

FIPN letters to the World Bank's President Kim

7 October, 2014

Letters from Peter Kitelo, Kenya Forest Indigenous Peoples Network (FIPN), to President Kim of the World Bank on behalf of the requesters, the Sengwer indigenous people:

FIPN Pre-Board letter to President Kim

FIPN Post-Board letter to President Kim

"World Bank pledge to resolve the land issues of the Sengwer forest indigenous community"

6 October, 2014

Thousands of homes belonging to hunter-gatherer Sengwer people living in the Embobut forest in the Cherangani hills were burned down earlier this year by Kenya forest service guards who had been ordered to clear the forest as part of a carbon offset project that aimed to reduce emissions from deforestation.

Ecuador apologizes to indigenous community for allowing oil drilling

2 October, 2014

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 06:54 UTC

Ecuador has apologized to an indigenous community for authorizing oil drilling on ancestral land without their permission. The apology to the Sarayaku community came two years after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the OPEC nation had violated the tribe's right to be consulted on oil concessions granted for their land.

Ecuador paid 1.3 million dollars to the community, which lives in the southeastern jungle region of Pastaza, as a result of the court's decision.