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Human Rights Council 24th Regular Session: Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) by Joan Carling, Secretary General

Human Rights Council24th Regular Session 9-27 September 2013 Items 3 & 5Clustered ID with: SR on indigenous peoples and Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) by Joan Carling, Secretary General Thank you Mr. Vice President. The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples, Prof. James Anaya, for his substantive reports on the results of the Asia Regional Consultation and on the extractive industries and indigenous peoples. The reports reflect the realities, issues and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples in Asia.

Statement by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP): Commission on Status of Women Fifty-eighth session (2014)

Priority theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. Statement by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Indigenous people in Asia account for an estimated two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples – estimated to be around 370 million. Compared to indigenous men, indigenous women have less access to education, basic health services and employment. Indigenous communities are often lacking in access to basic social services, and for the women of these communities, this is compounded by gender based discrimination.

AIPP Statement in Celebration of the 2013 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Theme: “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements” Today, we commemorate the world’s indigenous peoples day with our fellow indigenous brothers and sisters across the globe. We gather in different places to celebrate the gains and achievements that we have had in the course of our struggles for the recognition, respect and protection of our rights as distinct peoples with collective rights. At the same time, we continue to address the challenges and emerging issues that seriously impact on our rights and wellbeing. The adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) ...

6th Session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Closing Statement – Jannie Lasimbang

Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates from States, representatives of indigenous peoples, NGO’s, UN agencies, programmes Thank you Mr Chairman for your excellent leadership in this session.  It has been truly a pleasure to work with you and the other members of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for six years to provide the Human Rights Council with thematic advice that would contribute to the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples all over the world. I would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the Secretariat of the Expert Mechanism for your dedication and support to ...

Request for Support on Eviction of Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh

Dear friends, We wish to draw your attention and seek your support in this urgent alert/letter of concern on the eviction of an indigenous community in Bangladesh. Please see below the letter of concern. Should you wish to give your support to this letter, please send your name, organization and location to richard@aippnet.org and kaw@aippnet.org by May 22, 2013.

Press Statement: Asia Indigenous Peoples’ raise alarm on the worsening landgrabs and violation of their rights

Indigenous peoples in Asia are raising alarm on the worsening violation of their collective rights. With Asia becoming the new economic hub for extractive industries and foreign investments, landgrabbing of indigenous lands is now becoming the order of the day such as in India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia.  The growing  physical and economic displacement of indigenous peoples is being ignored inspite of the protests and objections of indigenous communities. Projects such as dams, mining, bio-fuel and agricultural plantations are being implemented in indigenous territories  without the  free prior and informed consent (FPIC) of the affected indigenous communities. Thousands of ...

Letter to the World Bank on the conducts of the safeguards review consultations

Dr. Jim Yong Kim President World Bank March 4, 2013 Dear Dr. Kim, As we come up to the anniversary of your first year as the President of the World Bank Group, we congratulate you on your tenure to date. However in this letter, we would like to take the opportunity to reiterate some serious concerns we have with the on-going consultation process in the updating and reviewing of the World Bank’s current 8 social and environmental safeguards, and concurrent discussion of the identified emerging issues. These concerns are particularly worrisome in the context of the update of OP4.10 on ...

Press Release: Indigenous women from Asia and Pacific speak out about sexual violence and multiple forms of discrimination against indigenous women and girls

This week, indigenous women from throughout Asia-Pacific have gathered to raise their voices and present their concerns to the on-going session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. This session of the CSW is focusing on the priority theme of violence against women and girls. In preparation for the discussions taking place this week, indigenous women have submitted to the Commission a range of documents detailing how indigenous women experience violence against themselves and their peoples. These documents also reiterate the fact that indigenous women suffer disproportionately from a multi-fold of discrimination and oppression based ...

Indigenous Women’s statement presented in the Asia Pacific Regional Preparatory meeting for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The following statement  is from the indigenous women participants (Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Thailand) in the workshop on Grounding the Global: Strategising Workshop for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women from 3-4 February 2013. Bangkok. It was organized by APWLD, AIPP, DPI-AP and FWCC. This statement was presented in the Asia Pacific Regional Preparatory meeting for the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women organized by ESCAP and UN Women in Bangkok from 5-6 February 2013.  Statement by Indigenous Women from Asia-Pacific Asia is homeland to an estimated 2/3 of the world’s approximate ...

India: Letter of concern on the killings in Manipur

10 December 2012 Dr. Manmohan Singh The Prime Minister of India Prime Minister Office Room number 152, South Block New Delhi, INDIA Fax: +91 11 23019545 E-Mail: pmosb@pmo.nic.in Dear Sir, Greetings from the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD) Network in Asia. The IPHRD Network is a platform for solidarity, coordination and support among indigenous human rights defenders and their organizations. This network was established to address the growing need of a common platform for indigenous human rights defenders to be able to promote the human rights issues of their respective countries more effectively ...