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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, ...

Statement on the right to health, focusing on youth and children

9th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 11 – 15 July 2016   Agenda Item No. 5: Right to health, focusing on youth and children Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Presented by: joyce godio, AIPP Programme Officer, Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. We are all too familiar with the fact that indigenous peoples’ rights to land, environment and territory are inextricably bound to our right to life in general, which includes our right to health. But it remains a reality that state and private corporations claim a larger ...

Asia Caucus Statement on World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, including the review of the mandate of Expert Mechanism

9th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 11 – 15 July 2016 Agenda 3: World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, including the review of the mandate of Expert Mechanism Presented by: Sanjeeb Drong, member of 9th EMRIP Asia Caucus Chairperson, distinguish delegates, indigenous sisters and brothers, I would like to present this statement on behalf of the Asia Caucus. We welcome the UN System Wide Action Plan on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a response to the WCIP 2014 Outcome Document. Mr. Chair, I would like to inform the EMRIP that Asia indigenous peoples representatives ...