Campaigns

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 ...

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.

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Press Statement on the Occasion of International Day of Forests

WE CALL ON GLOBAL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO PROTECT OUR PEOPLES AND OUR LAND, TERRITORIES AND RESOURCES For Immediate Release 21 March 2016 The home of the world’s remaining forests, the planet’s biodiversity and rivers are in indigenous peoples’ territories. However, rampant large-scale development projects without regard to the environment and the indigenous peoples inhabiting these, are threatening to wipe out population and extract resources. In order to address climate change, combat deforestation and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) stresses on the need to recognize the collective land rights of indigenous peoples. “On the ...

Asia Regional Launch of the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights

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WE DEMAND LAND RIGHTS NOW! On 12 March 2016, indigenous peoples from different areas in Asia came together in Yangon, Myanmar and unanimously decided to join the global campaign to demand their land rights, also known as the Global Call to Action on Indigenous and Community Land Rights Campaign. “This campaign is our collective struggle to demand our collective land rights. It is a mobilization of global efforts and energies to demand the land rights of 370 million indigenous peoples in the world, which are largely consisting of indigenous peoples in Asia”, said Joan Carling, the Secretary General of the ...

Strengthening Solidarity for Indigenous Women’s Land Rights in 2016

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, every 8th of March, AIPP joins hand with women and men across the globe in the spirit of solidarity in advancing gender equality and social justice for all. We also take this opportunity to acknowledge indigenous women’s invaluable contributions and roles in community welfare and development in all dimensions. In most indigenous communities, it is the women who serve as primary caregivers to children, elderly family members and the sick. It is the women who are the holders and teachers of the traditional knowledge passed down through generations. It is indigenous women who are the main food producers and managers of ...

Situation of the right to health of indigenous peoples in Asia

Submission by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) for the “Study on the Right to Health and Indigenous Peoples with a Focus on Children and Youth” of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Introduction As the most comprehensive international standard on the rights of indigenous peoples so far, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) provides that, among others, indigenous peoples have the right, without any discrimination, to the improvement of their economic and social condition, including sanitation and health.