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[LATEST PUBLICATION] Understanding Community Based-REDD+ A Manual for Indigenous Communities

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Introduction In December 2010, after years of negotiations, an agreement on REDD was finally reached at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico. Indigenous representatives worked hard to get the rights and concerns of indigeno us peoples included in the agreement and they were successful. The references to indigenous peoples and their rights in this agreement are not as strong as they would have liked them to be, but at least they were included. And the agreement also refers of the UNDRIP, even though only in the Annex. If ...

[LATEST PUBLICATION] Understanding Community Based-REDD+ A Manual for Indigenous Communities

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Introduction In December 2010, after years of negotiations, an agreement on REDD was finally reached at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico. Indigenous representatives worked hard to get the rights and concerns of indigeno us peoples included in the agreement and they were successful. The references to indigenous peoples and their rights in this agreement are not as strong as they would have liked them to be, but at least they were included. And the agreement also refers of the UNDRIP, even though only in the Annex. If ...

Understanding Community-Based REDD+ A Manual for Indigenous Community Trainers

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In December 2010, after years of negotiations, an agreement on REDD was finally reached at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico. The agreement includes references to indigenous peoples and their rights, and in paragraph 72 of the agreement, country Parties are requested to ensure “the full and effective participation of relevant stakeholders, i nter alia, indigenous peoples and local communities” when developing and implementing their national strategies or action plans on REDD. But what does “full and effective participation” mean? This question is the main motivation for writing ...

Understanding Community-Based REDD+ A Manual for Indigenous Community Trainers

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In December 2010, after years of negotiations, an agreement on REDD was finally reached at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico. The agreement includes references to indigenous peoples and their rights, and in paragraph 72 of the agreement, country Parties are requested to ensure “the full and effective participation of relevant stakeholders, i nter alia, indigenous peoples and local communities” when developing and implementing their national strategies or action plans on REDD. But what does “full and effective participation” mean? This question is the main motivation for writing ...

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Cultural Rights

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“Culture is essential to indigenous identity. Indigenous cultures are based on the concepts of respect for others, self-humility and mutual support for one another. The dignity of all peoples and maintenance of cultural integrity are the principles that bind communities together and ensure harmonious relationships.” – Excerpts from “Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Perspective on Development” The AIPP info poster titled “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Cultural Rights” simplifies the rights of indigenous communities in regards to their distinct cultures, including spiritual and religious traditions and customs, languages, writing systems, histories, philosophies and literatures, cultural heritage, traditional knowledge ...

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Cultural Rights

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“Culture is essential to indigenous identity. Indigenous cultures are based on the concepts of respect for others, self-humility and mutual support for one another. The dignity of all peoples and maintenance of cultural integrity are the principles that bind communities together and ensure harmonious relationships.” – Excerpts from “Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Perspective on Development” The AIPP info poster titled “UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Cultural Rights” simplifies the rights of indigenous communities in regards to their distinct cultures, including spiritual and religious traditions and customs, languages, writing systems, histories, philosophies and literatures, cultural heritage, traditional knowledge ...

Info Poster on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Rights to Land, Territories and Resources

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  “The land and territories we are living in is a natural blessing from our creator and a legacy for our future generations. And no matter how good the rehabilitation and resettlement programme is, it will never be able to replace the blessings we have received from our land.” – Mapithel Dam affected Naga villager, Northeast India Indigenous peoples have distinct spiritual relationship with their traditional lands, territories, waters and other resources and they have the right to maintain and strengthen that relationship. This latest AIPP info poster simplifies the related articles of the UN Declaration of the Rights of ...

Info Poster on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Rights to Land, Territories and Resources

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“The land and territories we are living in is a natural blessing from our creator and a legacy for our future generations. And no matter how good the rehabilitation and resettlement programme is, it will never be able to replace the blessings we have received from our land.” – Mapithel Dam affected Naga villager, Northeast India Indigenous peoples have distinct spiritual relationship with their traditional lands, territories, waters and other resources and they have the right to maintain and strengthen that relationship. This latest AIPP info poster simplifies the related articles of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous ...

Info Poster on ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and Indigenous Peoples

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The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is the overarching human rights institution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with the overall responsibility of promoting and protecting human rights in the region. Though the mandate of AICHR is presently limited, it provides certain opportunities for indigenous peoples to engage with AICHR to raise their concerns and issues and there has been some engagement of indigenous peoples with the ASEAN and the AICHR. The AIPP, in this info poster produced with support from FORUM-ASIA, looks into the AICHR, its purposes, mandate and limitations and opportunities for indigenous peoples ...

Info Poster on ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and Indigenous Peoples

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The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is the overarching human rights institution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with the overall responsibility of promoting and protecting human rights in the region. Though the mandate of AICHR is presently limited, it provides certain opportunities for indigenous peoples to engage with AICHR to raise their concerns and issues and there has been some engagement of indigenous peoples with the ASEAN and the AICHR. The AIPP, in this info poster produced with support from FORUM-ASIA, looks into the AICHR, its purposes, mandate and limitations and opportunities for indigenous peoples ...