International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFC)
Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD
(Also see July NGO submission to CERD)
Letter from CERD (UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination), under the urgent action procedure, in response to request submitted by AMAN, Sawit Watch, FPP and others. (See original correspondence, July 2009)
Issued by Malaysian Bar
Call to the Malaysian Government to implement its commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 in the face of continued abuse of indigenous peoples in Malaysia.
Indigenous representatives arrested over opposition to construction of dams on their lands, commissioned without their consent by the state government.Issued by JOAS (Indigenous Peoples Network of Asia)
In response to an appeal by a global coalition of NGOs, IFC / World Bank President Robert Zoellick has agreed to suspend IFC funding of the oil palm sector pending the development of a revised strategy for dealing with the troubled sector.
(See July NGO submission to CERD in related reports)Letter to Ambassador of Nepal from CERD