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Report on UNDRIP Trainings

AIPP initiated the community training programme on ‘Capacity building of Indigenous Peoples on the promotion of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)’ under the Regional Capacity Building (RCB) programme. The project was generously supported by the Christensen Fund (TCF). The training manual on the UNDRIP was developed and published in 2010. It was followed by the implementation of pilot trainings in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand among seven indigenous people’s organizations of AIPP members and networks. We are sharing the pilot training reports of MALEYA Foundation in Bangladesh, KALUMARAN in Philippines and PACOS ...

Summary Report on ICOLT phase 1


Asia Regional Prep Meeting Submission to EMRIP 3rd Session

Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on the theme of the EMRIP study, Indigenous Peoples and the right to participate in decision making March 1-3, 2010 Baguio City, Philippines   Compiled by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Submission to the 3rd Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples     Background of the Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting on UN Mechanisms and Procedures   The Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting for this year (2010) was conducted in Baguio City, Philippines last March 1-3 and was participated by 56 indigenous representatives from 12 countries in the region and representatives from ...

International Women’s Day 2010

In commemoration of the International Women’s Day 2010, Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) join with all women of the world in condemning all forms of violence against women and strongly advocate for the protection and promotion of the rights of women from all sectors of the society.  STOP THE VIOLENCE, STOP THE TERROR   I am a peasant woman who tills this land That cannot be mine, That bears crops that do not calm my hunger That buries me deeper in debt, That leaves me with no option but to leave Because I have seen violence and terror from the ...

Letter of Concern & Condemn

Concern and Condemn on the Attacks on Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma and Raja Devasish Roy The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is alarmed and expresses its concern and condemnation on the successive attacks to key indigenous leaders and human rights defenders in Bangladesh. Following the attack to Mr. Sanjeeb Drong last 22 January comes the attack of another two prominent indigenous leaders of Bangladesh, Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma and Raja Devasish Roy, last January 27.

Letter of Concern

Letter of Concern on the Attack of Mr. Sanjeeb Drong   Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) expresses its deep concern and condemns the attack on Mr. Sanjeeb Drong, a known human rights defender and the current General Secretary of the Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF). BIPF is an active member of AIPP, and Mr. Drong is one of our leaders in Bangladesh.

Submission to UNPFii

  Indigenous Development or  Development with Culture and Identity Submission by the Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) Foundation and the International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) to the 9th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues  A. Asia Indigenous Development Conferences – Background 1. The Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) organized a series of Indigenous Development Conferences from 2005 – 2008 to provide a venue for indigenous peoples in Asia to identify and come to a common understanding about the concepts, issues and needs on indigenous development. Community leaders attended these conferences from thirteen Asian countries.

ICOLT External Evaluation

External Evaluation of the Indigenous Community Organizers and Leaders Training (ICOLT) Phase 1 project (A Regional Inter-Peoples Empowerment and Capacity Building Program among Indigenous Peoples in Asia)       The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Regional Capacity Building Programme will conduct an external field evaluation for the project on Indigenous Community Organizers and Leaders Training (ICOLT) project that was implemented among six indigenous peoples organizations in five countries between 2007- 2009. 

Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

South Asia Sub-regional Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights A Training Seminar on the Promotion and Implementation of ILO 169 and UNDRIP – Challenges and Opportunities at the National Level was conducted in Dhaka, Bangladesh last October 11-13. This is a follow up activity based on the recommendations of the participants of the Regional Workshop conducted in Nepal last April on the Experiences and lessons learned concerning the Implementation of indigenous peoples’ (IP) rights.  More details  

Joint Statement of indigenous and rural women on Climate Change

Submission to the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change By: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC) Asian Peasant Women’s Network (APWN) Asian Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN) People’s Action on Climate Change (PACC)   We, rural and indigenous women from Asia, the Pacific and other parts of the world, face enormous threats and damage to our lives and rights as a consequence of climate change including the unbridled manner by which measures are being proposed and undertaken to adapt to and mitigate ...