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Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus on the role of the Permanent Forum in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

15th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 9-20 May, 2016, United Nations Headquarters, New York Future Work of the Permanent Forum, including issues considered by the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues (Item 10) Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and PACOS Trust, on behalf of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus, on the role of the Permanent Forum in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and High-level political forum on sustainable development Presented by: Atama Katama Mr. Chairperson, Before we present our recommendations today, on behalf of the Asia Indigenous ...

Asia Caucus Statement on enabling participation of indigenous peoples in the UN

Comments of Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus in relation to draft two of compilation of views on possible measures to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them Thank you, Chair. On behalf of Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus, we thank the President of the General Assembly for organizing this consultation process and submit our comments on possible ways and means to enhance the effective participation of indigenous peoples in the UN with reference to the second compilation of views. The Asia Caucus supports the proposal for participation of indigenous peoples, through ...

Paper presentation on Indigenous Peoples: Conflict, Peace and Resolution for Naga people in India

Paper presentation during the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2016 on; “Indigenous Peoples; Conflict, Peace and Resolution” by Neingulo Krome, Secretary General, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights at the United Nations Headquarters at New York on the 17th of May 2016. Respected Chair of the Permanent Forum, honorable Expert Members, distinguished Indigenous leaders and delegates, ladies and gentlemen. Nagas are one of the indigenous peoples of Asia, who were independent and sovereign much like the ancient Greek city-states till Britishers found them and invaded their land in 1832. Nagas fought back and resisted ...

Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Statements and Interventions in the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Agenda Item-4: 15th Session of UNPFII: Future Work of Permanent Forum, including issues considered by the Economic and Social Council and Emerging issues, 18th May, 2016, United Nation Head Quarter, New York Thank you Mr. Chair. I am Pratima Gurung speaking on behalf of Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network, Disability Caucus and Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association  (NIDA) and National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN). I am voice of 54 million Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities (IPWDS) all around the globe to recognize of our rights with full and effective, meaningful participation in all matters relating with us. Mr. Chair, I ...

AIPP Annual Report 2015: Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ Movements

For 2015, AIPP achieved significant achievements in the expanded implementation of its programmes at all levels—local, national, regional and global. These achievements include the widening reach of AIPP’s information dissemination, increased skills and capacities of individuals including women and IP organizations, and significant contribution to positive policies and guidelines relating to indigenous peoples. It has further strengthened the solidarity and cooperation of indigenous peoples at the regional level, while increasing the support at the local level. AIPP has expanded its regional staff and strengthened its management and staff capacities. Likewise, the Executive Council continued to provide guidance through its regular meetings and as convenors of the programmed committees; ...

International NGOs condemn the judicial harassment against Jannie Lasimbang

Jannie Lasimbang, a prominent human rights and indigenous rights leader, is set to go to trial 3-4 May 2016 at the Kota Kinabalu Magistrate Court. The prosecution of Lasimbang has drawn criticism and over 100 civil society organization from around the world which signed a petition condemning the ongoing judicial harassment and intimidation against Lasimbang. The petition was submitted to the Prime Minister’s office and Attorney General on 24 January 2016 and a follow up was made on 30 April 2016. Both submissions were not acknowledged. She is facing multiple charges under Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 for her alleged role ...

India: Urgent attention of WWF called on forced evictions of indigenous Gond people for expansion of Panna Tiger Reserve

4 April 2016, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), along with Prithvi Trust, Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children and other organisations in India, have called on urgent attention of WWF India on the serious threats of forced eviction of indigenous Gond families for expansion of Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, Central India. Presently, more than 200 Gond tribals in Umaravan village of Panna district are being forced out of their homes and lands, where they have long survived by living off their land and surrounding forests, with the government authorities cutting off electricity to the village as one ...

SUMMARY PAPER Indigenous Peoples’ Priorities in the implementation of 2030 Agenda in the Asia Region

UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Asia- Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 Bangkok, April 3-5, 2016 ————————————————————————————————————————– SUMMARY PAPER Indigenous Peoples’ Priorities in the implementation of 2030 Agenda in the Asia Region Prepared by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Overcoming persistent marginalization of indigenous peoples to realize “leaving no one behind” It is estimated by the United Nations that there are more than 370 million indigenous peoples globally. Around 2/3 of the total population of indigenous peoples are in Asia, making it the most culturally diverse region in the world. With rich traditional ...

Comments and Recommendations by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on Draft Asia Pacific Regional Road Map on the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

Draft Asia Pacific Regional Road Map on the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda Comments and Recommendations by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) In the spirit of strengthening the Road Map on the implementation of the 2030 Development Agenda, below are some of our comments and recommendations in relation to the priority areas for action.