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AIPP and Asia Caucus Statement on “Future work of the Expert Mechanism, including focus on next annual study”

10th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 13 July 2017 (Day 4) Agenda Item no. 9: Future work of the Expert Mechanism, including focus on next annual study Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Caucus As recognised in the Expert Mechanism’s draft report on the Ten years of the implementation of the UNDRIP, the rise in the number of indigenous human rights defenders who die every year while attempting to defend their rights under the Declaration has indeed been alarming. Indigenous peoples in Asia and across the globe are ...

AIPP and Asia Caucus Statement on Ten years of the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practice and lessons learned

10th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 Agenda Item 6: Ten years of the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practices and lessons learned Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Caucus Thank you, Ms. Chairperson. It’s been a decade since the adoption of the UNDRIP in 2007. In the global arena, the awareness and discussion regarding indigenous peoples’ rights and issues have increased. International and regional human rights mechanisms and other bodies have made significant progress in applying the UNDRIP as reflected ...

AIPP statement on good practices and challenges in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples at the 10th EMRIP session

10th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 Agenda Item no. 4: Study and advice on good practices and challenges in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) We thank the Expert Mechanism for sharing their draft on the study and emphasising on day one that it is still open for inputs.  We would then like to turn the attention of the Expert Mechanism to the salient points raised in AIPP’s submission that were missed in the draft study as well as ...

AIPP and Asia Caucus Statement on indigenous peoples’ participation in the United Nations System

10th Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 Agenda Item 7: Indigenous peoples’ participation in the United Nations system Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Caucus Ms. Chairperson, In follow up to the Outcome Document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, we welcome the constructive and open informal dialogue between States and indigenous peoples on the possible measures necessary to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant UN bodies on issues affecting them during the 70th and 71st session of the General Assembly. We also highly appreciate the ...

Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Intervention to the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Intervention to the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues   24 April 2017 Agenda Item 8: Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Measures taken to implement the Declaration. Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Thank you, Ms. Chairperson. I am Mai Thin Yu Mon of Chin Human Rights Organisation (CHRO). On behalf of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus, I stand to address on agenda item 8: Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous ...

Secure Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights to Combat Climate Change

ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PACT STATEMENT  ON EARTH DAY – 22 APRIL 2017 Secure Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights to Combat Climate Change Chiang Mai, Thailand-We, indigenous peoples, are the custodians of the world’s remaining forests as well as oceans and seas. Our lands comprise 80% of the planet’s biodiversity[i]. Our historical stewardship of natural resources, practice of low carbon life style and above all, relentless actions to defend our homes have been contributing to the conservation, enhancement and sustainability of world’s biodiversity and ecosystems. Despite this, many states in Asia do not recognize our identities as indigenous peoples and have been ...

Indigenous Peoples of Asia Celebrating the Earth Day! 22 April, 2017

  “Secure Indigenous Peoples’ #landrightsnow to Combat Climate Change!” Since the time of our ancestors, indigenous peoples across the world have been the guardians of the Mother Earth. As a collective entity, indigenous peoples play vital role and has a significant contribution to the conservation and sustainability of the biodiversity and the world’s ecosystems. With an estimated number of more than 250 million, Asia remains the region with the highest number of indigenous population in the world. We, the indigenous peoples of Asia, are living in rainforests, wetlands, mountains and coastal areas and using the concept of collective land rights and natural resources management as the basis of our life cycle ...

Indonesia: First woman to lead world’s largest indigenous peoples alliance

20 March 2017 / Philip Jacobson Rukka Sombolinggi’s selection as next secretary general of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago brought to a close the organization’s fifth congress on Sunday. Sombolinggi is a Torajan woman from Sulawesi island with a long history in the indigenous rights movement. AMAN’s next congress will be held in Papua in 2022. TANJUNG GUSTA, Indonesia — Rukka Sombolinggi was selected as secretary general of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) on Sunday, becoming the organization’s first female leader since its founding in 1999, the year after Indonesia became a democracy. The closing day of ...

Myanmar: U.S. Embassy in Burma recognizes women environmental leaders in Myanmar

By Mekong Partnership for the Environment Yangon, Myanmar, March 17, 2017 For the inaugural Women of Change Award, the U.S. Embassy in Burma has selected two women who are fighting to ensure communities have a voice in development. Naw Ei Ei Min and Yi Yi Cho are among six women selected to receive this award recognizing outstanding women in Myanmar who have made significant impacts and lasting contributions to their communities. The two women are representatives for Myanmar on the Regional Technical Working Group on EIA, a group of regional civil society and government experts working to improve public participation in infrastructure development. ...

Joan Carling, a woman land rights defender

Interview with Joan Carling “Whatever happens to the land directly affects indigenous women in a profound manner. It is like taking the fish out of the water, when they experience loss of land.” Joan Carling is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines and former Secretary-General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). In this interview, she discusses the crucial role of indigenous women in the struggle for land rights and the impacts of land rights violations on women. As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, we are highlighting the work of women land rights defenders and ...