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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Addressing Implementation gaps of the Paris Agreement through the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Working Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) co-organized a side event “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Addressing Implementation gaps of the Paris Agreement through the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform” on 7 November 2017. The local communities and indigenous peoples’ platform was established by decision 1/CP.21 for the exchange of experience and sharing of best practices on mitigation and adaptation in a holistic and integrated manner. Furthermore, the decision recognizes the need to strengthen knowledge, technologies, practices and efforts of local communities and indigenous peoples relating to addressing and ...

AIPP and IWGIA statement in response to the priority theme of 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Introduction This written statement is respectfully submitted by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) to the Commission on the Status of Women in response to the priority theme, Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, of the 62nd Session. This submission outlines main challenges and opportunities facing indigenous women and girls, who make up roughly 2.5% of the global population and who mostly inhabit rural areas. This statement is framed around the 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, of which Goals 1, 5, and 15 have ...

Indigenous women and Indigenous Peoples as main subjects of SDGs: A Position Paper by PEREMPUAN AMAN on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

‘Leave No One Behind’ should mean and ensure that no single person is left behind in the realization of the sustainable development BACKGROUND The United Nations (UN) has estimated the total number of Indigenous persons in the world is about 370 million. About 2/3 of the total Indigenous population are concentrated in Asia, which made Asia as the region with the highest cultural diversity in the world. With the diversity of traditional knowledge, heritage and sustainable management system of natural resources, Indigenous Peoples are capable of actively contributing to sustainable developments in their countries. However, Indigenous Peoples in Asia are ...

Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus on the role of the Permanent Forum in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

15th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 9-20 May, 2016, United Nations Headquarters, New York Future Work of the Permanent Forum, including issues considered by the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues (Item 10) Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and PACOS Trust, on behalf of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus, on the role of the Permanent Forum in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and High-level political forum on sustainable development Presented by: Atama Katama Mr. Chairperson, Before we present our recommendations today, on behalf of the Asia Indigenous ...

Asia Caucus Statement on enabling participation of indigenous peoples in the UN

Comments of Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus in relation to draft two of compilation of views on possible measures to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them Thank you, Chair. On behalf of Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus, we thank the President of the General Assembly for organizing this consultation process and submit our comments on possible ways and means to enhance the effective participation of indigenous peoples in the UN with reference to the second compilation of views. The Asia Caucus supports the proposal for participation of indigenous peoples, through ...

Paper presentation on Indigenous Peoples: Conflict, Peace and Resolution for Naga people in India

Paper presentation during the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2016 on; “Indigenous Peoples; Conflict, Peace and Resolution” by Neingulo Krome, Secretary General, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights at the United Nations Headquarters at New York on the 17th of May 2016. Respected Chair of the Permanent Forum, honorable Expert Members, distinguished Indigenous leaders and delegates, ladies and gentlemen. Nagas are one of the indigenous peoples of Asia, who were independent and sovereign much like the ancient Greek city-states till Britishers found them and invaded their land in 1832. Nagas fought back and resisted ...

Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Statements and Interventions in the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Agenda Item-4: 15th Session of UNPFII: Future Work of Permanent Forum, including issues considered by the Economic and Social Council and Emerging issues, 18th May, 2016, United Nation Head Quarter, New York Thank you Mr. Chair. I am Pratima Gurung speaking on behalf of Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network, Disability Caucus and Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association  (NIDA) and National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN). I am voice of 54 million Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities (IPWDS) all around the globe to recognize of our rights with full and effective, meaningful participation in all matters relating with us. Mr. Chair, I ...

AIPP Annual Report 2015: Strengthening Indigenous Peoples’ Movements

For 2015, AIPP achieved significant achievements in the expanded implementation of its programmes at all levels—local, national, regional and global. These achievements include the widening reach of AIPP’s information dissemination, increased skills and capacities of individuals including women and IP organizations, and significant contribution to positive policies and guidelines relating to indigenous peoples. It has further strengthened the solidarity and cooperation of indigenous peoples at the regional level, while increasing the support at the local level. AIPP has expanded its regional staff and strengthened its management and staff capacities. Likewise, the Executive Council continued to provide guidance through its regular meetings and as convenors of the programmed committees; ...