Dialogue meeting on Enhanced Indigenous Peoples’ Participation at the UN: Documents


Note on the Dialogue Meeting on Enhanced Indigenous Peoples’ Participation at the UN 11-12 November 2016, Bangkok, Thailand The purpose of the Dialogue Meeting was to provide Indigenous participants from all seven socioeconomic regions the opportunity to consider and consolidate their positions and strategies with respect to the specific issues raised in the PGA’s final compilation report (A/70/990). Key Issue A: Venue for Enhanced Indigenous Peoples’ Participation Key issue A addresses the question of where in the UN indigenous peoples’ participation should be enhanced. Key issue A is elaborated upon in paragraphs 9 – 24 of the PGA’s final compilation ...

Indigenous Peoples and Corporate Accountability in the ASEAN

corporate accountability in asean

Indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia live in areas rich in natural resources. These areas have become targets of resource extraction and development projects by multinational companies. Indigenous communities are confronted with the adverse impacts of mining, logging, large-scale plantations and infrastructure programs. These projects are generally implemented without the consultation and consent of affected communities. Massive displacement of indigenous peoples, the loss of their livelihood and the denigration on of their culture and identity are just some of the adverse effects of these projects. Due to the increasing and expanding operations of multinational corporations in indigenous peoples’ territories, the Asia ...

Development Aggression as Economic Growth: A Report by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact


Development aggression through state, public-private partnerships and corporate projects – large dams, mines, logging, plantations, national parks… and the like – are displacing millions of indigenous peoples from their lands and territories… their traditional sources of subsistence, distinct cultures and ways of life. Indigenous peoples in their resource-rich lands are considered dispensable collateral damage in the name of national development or economic growth. Their individual and collective rights are systematically violated, resulting to their increasing marginalization, exclusion and invisibility. When they resist, they are considered anti-development and even criminals. As the world leaders meet in Rio in Brazil to discuss ...

Divers Paths to Justice – Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia

Marcus Colchester & Sophie Chao (Eds) with Ramy Bulan, Jennifer Corpuz, Amity Doolittle, Devasish Roy, Myrna Safitri, Gam Shimray and Prasert Trakansuphakon   Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests & Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)   26 November, 2011 The forests of Southeast Asia are home to many tens of millions of people whose rights to their lands and forests are only weakly secured in national constitutions and laws. Yet many of them have dwelt in these areas since before the nation states in which they now find themselves ...

India and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

india and the rights of indigenous peoples

This publication is for sale only and is available at the rate of around US $ 23 excluding postal charges/shipping cost. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go to support the Indigenous Peoples movements in India.   You can order the book online from Aakar Books for India and other countries or send your request to to order the book in Thailand. Tel: +66 5338 0168 Fax: +66 5338 0752

Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples

Most indigenous peoples have developed highly specialized livelihood strategies and occupations which include hunting, fishing, trapping, shifting cultivation or gathering food and forest products, handicrafts such as weaving, basketry, woodcarving among others, and rural and community based industries. In Asia, most indigenous peoples are primarily involved in small scale agriculture, fishing, hunting and gathering from nearby forests. Traditional occupations of indigenous peoples though, such as shifting cultivation, fishing and pastoralism are often not recognized by governments who regard these sustainable practices as outdayed and antiethical to “development”. Please click this link for detail! Please click the following link for : ...