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COICA Statement: The Peruvian Amazon turns blood red before the COP20

17 September, 2014

Statement by Coordinator of the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin – COICA

The Peruvian Amazon turns blood red before COP20: Without territories and rights there will be no climate solutions

Press Release: Murder in the Peruvian rainforest

9 September, 2014

Upper Amazon Conservancy / ProPurús

Four indigenous Ashéninka leaders were found dead in the Peruvian Amazon due to their efforts to obtain legal title to their native community of Alto Tamaya Saweto and prevent continued illegal logging in their lands.

Sarawak: New report details violations of Dayak peoples’ rights by dam builders

19 August, 2014

 

A new report issued by SAVE Rivers, a Sarawak Indigenous Peoples Network, details violations of Dayak peoples’ rights by both the government and companies planning to build a huge dam across Sarawak’s second largest river, the Baram.

The Constitution of Kenya and the Land Question of the Forest indigenous Communities

11 August, 2014

Published on 10 August 2014, this article by Peter kitelo examines how the Constitution of Kenya 2010 aimed to establish institutions that would promote aspirations of the people, based on integrity, equality, social justice, and people’s democracy.

Peruvian indigenous organisations denounce Inter American Bank land titling project

30 July, 2014

Peru: Indigenous organisations consider formal complaint against the Inter American Bank land titling project for violations of indigenous rights and for undermining commitments to reduce deforestation ahead of COP20 in Lima.

Press Release: World Bank moves to undermine the rights of indigenous peoples

29 July, 2014

PRESS RELEASE.

Tuesday 29 July 2014 / For immediate release.

A new statement provided to the World Bank highlights the serious concerns indigenous peoples have regarding the World Bank’s proposed (leaked) new standards for projects impacting on indigenous peoples, and specifically a shocking new ‘opt-out’ clause. 

World Bank moves to undermine the rights of indigenous peoples

World Bank’s Draft Safeguards Fail to Protect Land Rights and Prevent Impoverishment: Major Revisions Required

29 July, 2014

97 non-governmental organizations and civil society networks and 17 distinguished individuals from Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America, North America and Europe sent this collaborative statement to the World Bank’s Board, demanding that the draft be sent back to the drawing board and re-written with serious safeguards to respect and protect the land, housing and livelihood rights of the poor.

View the statement here

Final Statement on Draft World Bank Safeguard Policy

29 July, 2014

This statement, prepared jointly by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), contains views and recommendations for improving the draft for the second round of consultations. We have been engaging in the review process since it was launched in 2011 and we hope that the dilutions to the current safeguard policies shall be addressed properly, and the added provisions such as the on the free prior and informed consent of indigenous peoples be strengthened, along with the legal recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands and resources.