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Indigenous Peoples in Asia to Celebrate the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

The UN General Assembly first marked 9 August as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in 1994, as part of the first year celebration of the first UN Decade for Indigenous Peoples. For 21 years, the indigenous peoples have been gaining landmark achievements at the global level with the establishments of the establishment of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2000, the appointment of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in September 2007, the establishment of the UN Expert Mechanism on the ...

Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network in Asia

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), a regional umbrella organisation comprising 47 members in 14 Asian countries, initiated a project “Strengthening the Network of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Asia” financed by the European Union (EIDHR/2011/266456) as a response to the massive violations of the individual and collective rights of peoples who self-identify as indigenous peoples. The overall objective of the project was that indigenous human rights defenders document, monitor and protect the human rights of indigenous peoples in eight [8] countries in Asia. This was to be ...

Capacity Building is the key to uphold Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

14 indigenous activists from 13 member organization of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the members of the Regional Capacity Building (RCB) Programme Committee of AIPP came together in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 7-10, April 2015 for the Participatory Learning Review Workshop and the RCB Programme Committee Meeting. In this activity, they discussed the overall achievements of the AIPP’s capacity building activities and identified the needs and gaps for improvement in term of its responsiveness and appropriateness to the needs and priorities of AIPP members and partners in addressing the increasing marginalization, human rights violation and criminalization of indigenous peoples ...

Learning Lessons and Skills in Indigenous media Advocacy

This report on the Skills Sharing Exchange Program of Indigenous Voices in Asia presents the experiences and lessons learned from good practices in indigenous media advocacy. The overall purpose of this program is to learn from experience and exchange skills through the sharing of expertise in media work. It also aims to gain knowledge and experience on the role of media as a tool to empower indigenous communities through its application in networking and advocacy.

Evaluation Report of Indigenous Voices in Asia Project

This report summarises an evaluation of the project for Indigenous Voices in Asia (IVA) that was conducted by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in 2012-4. In partnership with indigenous organisations in the participating countries; Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, and Thailand, the project conducted training and workshops to build capacity among indigenous journalist and activists to report on the adverse conditions faced by their communities, and to publish their accounts in the national media. It also strengthened the development of indigenous media, notably community radio, as well as created networks ...

Asia’s Indigenous Peoples Ramp Up their Engagement with UN Mechanisms and Procedures

Siem Reap, Cambodia. Indigenous peoples in Asia formulated their advocacy action plan for more organized and sustained engagements with UN mechanisms and on the ASEAN platform. Common statements and reports were agreed upon and tasks were assigned to those attending the 2015 sessions of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [EMRIP], and the Forum on Business and Human Rights. These were the results, among others, of the annual Asia Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures Relating to Indigenous Peoples organized by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and hosted ...