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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)

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The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organisation founded in 1988 by indigenous peoples' movements and established its Secretariat in 1992. It is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples' rights and human rights as a whole. It aims to strengthen the movements of indigenous peoples of Asia for recognition of their collective rights, and protection of traditional knowledge, bio-diversity and environment for sustainable and self-determined development.

The specific objectives of AIPP are:-

1. To build the solidarity and cooperation of indigenous peoples of Asia

2. To build the capacities of indigenous peoples organisations and communities to address their concerns

3. To advocate for the recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights and issues at the national, regional and international levels

Throughout the years, AIPP has sustained its lobbying and advocacy on indigenous peoples' rights and concerns at various levels, strengthened indigenous leaders and organisations through its capacity building activities, and has expanded its reach to many indigenous organisations, indigenous experts, advocates and support organisations at all levels. In the process, AIPP has become a dynamic regional organisation responding to key issues and concerns of indigenous peoples in Asia.

At present, AIPP has 39 members, including 11 candidate members from 13 countries in Asia. These candidate members are approved by AIPP’s Executive Council during this tenure. Their confirmation as fully-fledged members took place in mid-2011 when AIPP’s General Assembly endorsed them. Of these 39 members, 8 are national federations.

The AIPP Secretariat implements a set of programmes adopted by its members during its General Assembly meetings conducted every four years. The Secretary General heads  programme implementation with active participation from Programme Committees, the Executive Council, member organisations, partners and network-members. Financial support is generated from donors, advocacy institutions and some UN agencies among others.

Website: www.aippnet.org

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Report calls on aluminium industry to respect indigenous peoples’ rights

16 November, 2015

Mining, the Aluminium Industry and Indigenous Peoples

*Press Release*

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 November 2015 – While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to new report published today by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Mining, the Aluminium Industry and Indigenous Peoples: Enhancing Corporate Respect for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

AIPP
FPP

16 November, 2015

Mining, the Aluminium Industry and Indigenous Peoples

The report, Mining, the Aluminium Industry and Indigenous Peoples: Enhancing Corporate Respect for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, provides a global overview of the challenges facing indigenous peoples, and presents five case studies from Australia, Cambodia, Guinea, India and Suriname.  The case studies reveal that indigenous communities are affected by primary production activities, such as mining and associated infrastructure (Australia, India, Guine

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AIPP calls for greater respect for indigenous rights in the safeguards of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

26 October, 2015

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Public Statement

23 October 2015 – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has called for greater respect for the rights of indigenous peoples inits comments [link to the letter] on the draft Environmental and Social Framework of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The comments endorsed by 119 organizations from 27 countries include recommendations for stronger safeguard for indigenous peoples.

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Chanda Thapa on Indigenous Women Working for Their Rights

24 February, 2015

In February, women from 20 different countries met in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to discuss the challenges indigenous womenand their communities face in relation to their land rights. The International Workshop on Indigenous Women’s Rights, lands and Resources was collaboratively held by the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

Chanda Thapa, from Thailand (AIPP), talks about the problems of land grabbing and discrimination facing indigenous women.

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Joint AIPP and FPP submission to the World Bank

17 February, 2015

The purpose of this submission is to highlight key issues for indigenous peoples in the new Environmental and Social safeguard system proposed by the World Bank. The policies referred to herein are the Environmental and Social Policy (ESP) and the Environmental and Social Standards (ESS), 1 through 10, with particular focus on ESS7 on indigenous peoples.

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COP12 Agrees on the use of “Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities” in Decisions and Secondary Documents under the Convention of Biological Diversity

14 November, 2014

With the theme “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”, the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) was held from 6th to 17th October 2014 in Pyeongchang, Korea. The meeting aimed at raising international awareness on the essential role of biodiversity and its contribution to sustainable development, as well as at highlighting biodiversity in the context of the post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Submission on Safeguards Information System (SIS)

AIPP

24 September, 2014

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) position on the Safeguards Information System (SIS).

The submission was made to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 24 Sept. 2014.

The submission includes the list of 37 endorsements from indigenous peoples organisations and civil society organisations.

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

19 August, 2014

No Consent to Proceed

 

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.

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No Consent to Proceed: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Violations at the Proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP)
Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS) - The Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia
PACOS Trust, Sabah (Partners of Community Organisation)

18 August, 2014

No Consent to Proceed

 

This 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.

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