AIPP Constitution and By Laws

Article IV. Registration and Accreditation

Section 1: The organization is legally registered as a Foundation (Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation) in Chiang Mai, Thailand as a non-profit, non-government organization under the Ministry of Culture since 2005.

Section 2: AIPP is accredited as an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since July 2012.

Section 3: AIPP is accredited with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2011, and with the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in July 2012.

Article V. Nature of the Organization

Section 1: The nature of the organization shall be a regional federation of indigenous peoples’ organizations representing the movements in Asia to facilitate, support and strengthen solidarity and unity among member organizations and movements.

Article VI. Purpose

Section 1: To serve as an organisation for sharing aspirations, ideas and experiences, consolidating cooperation, solidarity and coordination for developing common agenda and programmes on issues affecting indigenous peoples in Asia.

Section 2. To enhance capacities of indigenous communities, organizations and institutions, including women and youth to respond to their concerns and issues at different levels.

Section 3. To develop programmes based on the key and strategic issues and needs of member-organizations.

Section 4. To advocate the cause of indigenous peoples at all levels and engage with relevant national, regional and international processes as well as with relevant institutions and agencies.

Section 5: To strengthen linkages, networking and co-ordination with advocate and support-organizations, and support other organizations and movements for the realization of the aspirations of indigenous peoples in Asia as well as to contribute in achieving equality, peace, democracy and justice.

Article VII. Vision, Mission and Goal

Section 1. Vision: Indigenous Peoples in Asia are fully exercising their rights, distinct cultures and identities, and are living with dignity and enhancing their sustainable management systems of land territories and resources for their own future and development in an environment of peace, justice and equality.

Section 2. Mission: AIPP strengthens the solidarity, cooperation and capacities of indigenous peoples in Asia to promote and protect their rights, cultures and identities, and their sustainable resource management systems for their development and self-determination.

Section 3. Goals:

3.1 To empower indigenous peoples in Asia to promote and defend their human rights and fundamental freedoms and claim legal recognition to their identities, collective rights under UNDRIP and other international human rights instruments.

3.2 To build the broadest solidarity and cooperation of indigenous peoples in Asia to strengthen indigenous movements.

3.3 To promote and protect the integrity of nature and the environment and enhance the sustainable resource management systems of indigenous peoples including their traditional knowledge, food sovereignty and biodiversity by having full control over their land, territories and resources.

3.4 To attain full and effective participation and representation of indigenous peoples, particularly indigenous women and youth at all levels of decision-making.

3.5 To strengthen solidarity and cooperation with other social movements towards achieving equity, equality, peace, democracy and justice.