Press Statement - We distrust "One World Trust's" findings. NGO Forum on ADB Statement on the 2007 Global Accountability Report

Manila. We are appalled to see the "2007 Global Accountability Report" issued by One World Trust, a UK-based organization that glowingly rates the institutional accountability and transparency of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Report found the Bank to be 100 percent trasparent as well as 81 percent accountable.  The NGO Forum on ADB vehemently disagrees with these findings!  See full Press Statement here.

Statement by the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change (IFIPCC) on ‘reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (REDD) agenda item at the UNFCCC climate negotiations. November 2007

The International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change (IFIPCC) The 13th Session of Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC SBSTA 27, agenda item 5/REDD November 2007

Thank you Mr. President, on behalf of the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, I would like to express our profound concern about reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD).

United Nations adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The General Assembly, on 13 September 2007, adopted a landmark declaration outlining the rights of the world's estimated 370 million indigenous people and outlawing discrimination against them - a move that followed more than two decades of debate.

Press release

  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas
  • Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones

Thousands protest, demanding halt to evictions and amendments to Forest Rights Act, Scheduling of Adivasi Areas - Press Release by Campaign for Survival and Dignity, India

Thousands of people have come on to the streets between May 7th and 11th in response to the call to action of the Campaign for Survival and Dignity, a federation of tribal and forest dwellers' organisations from across the country. The protesters demanded an immediate halt to the evictions taking place across India, where adivasis and forest dwellers are being targeted in a deliberate effort to prevent them claiming their rights under the historic Forest Rights Act passed in December last year.