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Thailand Commemorates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

In commemoration of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples last August 9, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) observed the day in collaboration with the Network of Indigenous Peoples of Thailand (NIPT) at the Chulalongkorn University campus, Bangkok, Thailand. This year, the event marked nine years of the signing of United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Management: Contributions of And Challenges Faced by Indigenous Peoples

An AIPP side event on IUCN’s 6th Asia Regional Conservation Forum
10-12 August 2015 13 August 2015. Bangkok, Thailand. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) hosted a side event on “Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Management: Contributions of and Challenges Faced by Indigenous Peoples” in a 3-day Asia Regional Conservation Forum organized by IUCN in Bangkok, Thailand. The event started with the screening of the AIPP video “When Will We Go Home” on the forced eviction of 16 Karen families from Kangrachen National Park which took place in 2013. Mr Prawit Nikorn-uachai, a Karen leader, expounded on this issue and made an ...

Statement by the First Gathering of Indigenous Persons with Disabilities from Asia and the Pacific

Organized by the Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network, Supported by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Disability Rights Advocacy Fund and the International Disability Alliance We, indigenous persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia and the Pacific, representing national and regional organisations of persons with disabilities and indigenous peoples organisations gathered in Bangkok, Thailand from 22 – 25 June 2015 to share experiences in order to promote the rights and inclusion of indigenous persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. “interested indigenous peoples organizations/networks and individuals can download the statement, sign it and mail to ...

Local Actions: Solutions to Global Challenges

Initiatives of Indigenous Peoples in Climate Changes Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Based on Traditional Knowledge This publication encapsulates the views and perception of indigenous peoples in Asia on the impacts of climate change, their vulnerabilities and responding mitigation policy measures based on the assessment of a three-year MISEREOR funded project, titled “Building Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation.” This paper also conveys the vast knowledge of indigenous peoples on ecology, adaptation and disaster risk reduction and the affordable and practical measures that they have developed. Indigenous peoples’ contributions which are time-tested, sound and significant are illustrated here. ...