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Update: Batwa communities and Kahuzi-Biega National Park

French translation below.

Forest Peoples Programme is no longer going to invest in efforts to facilitate dialogue between the management of Kahuzi-Biega National Park in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Batwa communities living around the Park.

UN-CERD publishes its Concluding Observations on Colombia

In December 2019, the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination published its Final Observations and Recommendations on Colombia. This follows the review carried out by CERD every five years to evaluate the progress made in the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

ONU-CERD publica sus Observaciones Finales sobre Colombia

En diciembre de 2019, el Comité de Expertos de la ONU para la Eliminación de la Discriminación Racial publicó Observaciones Finales y Recomendaciones al Estado Colombiano, luego del examen que el CERD realiza cada cinco años para evaluar los avances en el cumplimiento de las obligaciones adquiridas por el Estado al ratificar la Convención para la Eliminación de Todas las Formas de Discriminación Racial.

Loss of land is not the only challenge faced by Uganda’s Batwa women

In Uganda, many Batwa are homeless and isolated from their forests. For the women of the community, the situation is particularly challenging; rather than being able to gather foods from the forest, they must walk from one place to another in search of shelter, food and poorly paid work. Violence and discrimination are rife.

New paper by Marcus Colchester: Legal obstacles to territorial rights recognition, sustainable production and conservation on forest peoples’ lands

FPP's founder and Senior Policy Advisor, Marcus Colchester, has published a paper on "Legal obstacles to territorial rights recognition, sustainable commodity production and forest conservation on forest peoples’ lands in Southeast Asia with a focus on Indonesia and Malaysia." The paper is published by Liverpool University Press.