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Report of the Asia Regional Seminar on Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Livelihoods, 16-18 August 2010, Cambodia

Report of the Asia Regional Seminar on Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Livelihoods  16-18 August 2010 Apsara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap Province  Hosted By: Ministry of Rural Development, Royal Government of Cambodia International Labour Organization (ILO) Co-organized by: UNDP-Regional Indigenous Peoples Programme (UNDP RIPP) Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Supported by: Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID)  Summary Report Asia Regional Seminar on Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples A. Introduction The Asia Regional Seminar on Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples, held on 16-18 August 2010 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, gathered 70 participants from national, regional and international organizations from ...

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples regarding Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand

Report on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand Submitted to Prof. James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People Presented on 19 January 2010 in Chiang Mai, Thailand Prepared by the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) in collaboration with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) Download the report here.

AIPP Letter to India Union Minister for Home Affairs calling immediate investigation and arrest of the alleged four security force who raped a minor tribal girl entertaining violence against tribes

Dear Union Minister for Home Affairs, INDIA: Call for immediate investigation and arrest the alleged four security force who raped a minor tribal girl entertaining violence against tribes Name of victim: 1. 14 year-old tribal girl, gangraped by four alledged security force 2. Ganganna Sirka, 12 years old, physically abused by four alleged security force Names of alleged perpetrators: four alleged unidentified security force Date of incident: 19 April 2011 Place of incident: Taladekapadu village, Narayanpatna Panchayat, Narayanpatna block in Koraput district of Orissa We are writing to voice our deep concern regarding a 14 year-old tribal girl who was ...

Report of the Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures Relating to Indigenous Peoples

For more than 10 years now, indigenous organizations in Asia have been conducting the annual preparatory meeting, which has been very invaluable in strengthening the cooperation and advocacy strategies of indigenous organizations and leaders in Asia engaging with the various UN Mechanisms and Procedures relating to indigenous peoples. The topics covered have been expanding through the years with the inclusion of discussions on engagement with the ASEAN and its human rights body, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). AIPP has been the technical secretariat for this regional meeting in partnership with a local organization from the host country. ...

Engagement with Indigenous Peoples Policy (IFAD)

Executive Summary This Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples aims to enhance IFAD’s development effectiveness in its engagement with indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas. It sets out the principles of engagement IFAD will adhere to in its work with indigenous peoples, and the instruments, procedures and resources IFAD will deploy to implement them. The Policy is consistent with international standards, in particular the United Nations Development Group Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues, and with IFAD’s mandate and Strategic Framework 2007-2010. It draws on IFAD’s thirty years of experience in working with indigenous peoples in rural areas of developing countries, ...

FAO Policy On Indigenous And Tribal Peoples

Introduction The Member Nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have defined the organization’s ultimate objectives as being to “improve agricultural productivity, raise levels of nutrition, better the lives of rural populations, and contribute to the growth of the world economy.” As a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN), FAO has a primary role to play in promoting greater food security and reduced poverty. FAO has long realized that achieving these objectives requires the involvement of society at large; indeed, the consensus that development efforts must include various actors and stakeholders is now widespread. Indigenous peoples must be ...

Policy on Indigenous Peoples (Asian Development Bank)

Introduction Indigenous peoples can be regarded as one of the largest vulnerable segments of society. While differing significantly in terms of culture, identity, economic systems, and social institutions, indigenous peoples as a whole most often reflect specific disadvantage in terms of social indicators, economic status, and quality of life. Indigenous peoples often are not able to participate equally in development processes and share in the benefits of development, and often are not adequately represented in national, social, economic, and political processes that direct development. While constituting a relatively small part of the population of ADB’s region, indigenous peoples and their ...

ANNOUNCEMENT : Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting 2011

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN mechanisms and procedures relating to indigenous peoples February 26 to March 1, 2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand Since 2000 the indigenous peoples organizations in Asia have been conducting annual preparatory meeting on the UN mechanisms and procedures in relation to indigenous peoples. This annual preparatory meeting has been strengthening the cooperation of indigenous organizations and leaders in Asia, building their capacity for engaging at the international level for awareness raising, lobby and advocacy.

The Indigenous Partnership takes Root: Lessons from Cusco

In May 2010, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty began to plant seeds and take root. It recently revealed a visual record of the Scoping Workshop, a three-day meeting held in Pisaq, Cusco, Peru. This Photo Story is a visual record of the process through which the group met, discussed and worked through the decision-making process.

Indigenous Partnership: Supporting a Global Food Transformation

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty has recently published the Scoping Report (2.78 MB PDF), from its three-day scoping workshop held in Pisaq, (Cusco) Peru. This report is a record of the decision-making process. The regeneration of local food systems and agrobiodiversity has been a major funding priority of The Christensen Fund (TCF). Eager to empower many more indigenous organisations to revitalise local food systems and define their own food and agriculture practices to sustain agrobiodiversity, TCF supported the idea of creating an Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty under a hosting arrangement with Bioversity International. Such ...