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Statement: The Outright Violation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Peaceful Assembly and Freedom of Expression

20 October 2016  Chiang Mai, Thailand  The Outright Violation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Peaceful Assembly and Freedom of Expression  Statement of Solidarity of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact The violent dispersal of the indigenous peoples’ peaceful assembly on 19 October 2016 at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines is beyond deplorable and calls for immediate retribution. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) condemns the overt violation of the rights of indigenous peoples and other protesters to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. The violent dispersal involved the training of water cannons at the protesters, lobbing of tear gas, and ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

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This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons for other indigenous groups and communities around the world to learn from. One of the initiatives is the activities to support the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights or also known as the #landrightsnow campaign. The study covers six Asian countries ...

Dialogue Meeting on Enhanced Indigenous Peoples’ Participation at the United Nations

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The Dialogue Meeting on Enhanced Indigenous Peoples’ Participation at the United Nations is initiated and co-hosted by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Sami Parliament of Norway and International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA). This is an open-ended dialogue meeting, open to all interested indigenous peoples’ representatives. The purpose of the Dialogue Meeting, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 – 12 November 2016, is to provide Indigenous representatives the opportunity to consider and consolidate their positions and strategies with respect to the specific issues raised in the PGA’s compilation of views and elements for discussion. The Dialogue Meeting is ...

Int’l Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebration across Asia

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August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and it is being celebrated across Asia. This year, the regional theme is “Protect our rights, our lands. Checkout the different activities per country! August 9 is observed as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples based on the United Nations General Assembly resolution 49/214.  

AIPP Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016

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Statement of AIPP on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016: “Protect our rights, our lands!” Salute from the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact! Indigenous brothers and sisters, We proudly celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples under this year’s Asia regional theme and call to “Protect our rights, our lands!” We urgently need to address the continuing violations of our collective rights as indigenous peoples, particularly our rights to our lands, territories and resources which are the bases of our identity, wellbeing, dignity and collective survival and development. More than 200 million of the estimated 370 ...

Actions needed to ensure the inclusion and visibility of indigenous peoples in the implementation of the SDGs

  HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT UN Headquarters, New York July 11-21, 2016 Session 15: From Inspiration to action: Multi-stakeholders engagement for implementation ACTIONS NEEDED TO ENSURE THE INCLUSION AND VISIBILITY OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGS Ms. Joan Carling, Indigenous Peoples Major Group 1. Inclusion of the legal recognition of indigenous peoples and their rights in the national action plans to achieve sustainable development. This action will be transformational as securing the rights of indigenous peoples – particularly their rights to lands, territories and resources – will ensure the protection and enhancement of biodiversity, cultural diversity, sustainable resource management and will ...

RIGHTS! Updated training manual on the UNDRIP – Volume 2

This Training Manual is the second volume in the series of educational and training materials on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) produced by AIPP. Rights! Volume II is an update of Rights! Volume I. It hopes to facilitate the conduct of trainings on indigenous peoples’ rights at the grassroots level by giving necessary and updated information on the implementation or non-implementation of the UNDRIP at the international and national levels. It attempts to bring the developments in international and national mechanisms and processes to the level of the community. It shows that the advances made in the recognition ...

AIPP Statement: Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in relation to Business Enterprises

9th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 11 – 15 July 2016  Agenda Item No. 6: Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in relation to Business Enterprises Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Presented by: joyce godio Mr. Chairperson, As Asia is becoming the center of global economic growth and trade and investments, business enterprises guided with neoliberalism structure are rapidly expanding in the region. Subjected to marginalization and discrimination across the region, indigenous peoples also face disproportionate adverse impacts from business operations. Indigenous lands and territories are rich in natural resources that are valuable for ...

Asia Caucus Statement: Human rights of indigenous peoples in relation to business enterprises

9th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 11 – 15 July 2016 Agenda 6: Human rights of indigenous peoples in relation to business enterprises Presented by: Tuly Labanna Mrong Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. On behalf of Asia Caucus, I would like to present the statement on human rights of indigenous peoples in relation to business enterprises. A majority of the 5,000 distinct indigenous societies that continue to exist today are eager to retain their ancestral lands, governance and economic, cultural and spiritual practices. All of them currently face an ever more aggressive effort by business ...

Asia Caucus Statement: Human rights of indigenous peoples in relation to business enterprises

Nineth Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 11 – 15 July 2016  Agenda 6: Human rights of indigenous peoples in relation to business enterprises Presented by: Kaushalya Munda Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. On behalf of Asia Caucus, I would like to present the statement on human rights of indigenous peoples in relation to business enterprises. A majority of the 5,000 distinct indigenous societies that continue to exist today are eager to retain their ancestral lands, governance and economic, cultural and spiritual practices. All of them currently face an ever more aggressive effort by business corporations, ...