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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 ...

What to do with REDD? A Manual For Indigenous Trainers.

Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Forest Peoples Programme, Tebtebba, 2010 This training manual has been written for indigenous trainers who intend to facilitate a training on REDD for indigenous leaders. It has been devised for a proposed five-days training programme with five modules.

What is REDD? A Guide For Indigenous Communities.

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Forest Peoples Programme, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs and Tebtebba 2010 This book provides information material on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries), one of the mitigation measures now promoted for combating climate change, and its implications for indigenous peoples.

Rapport sur les terres arides et sub-humides

Les peuples autochtones vivant dans les zones des terres arides et sub-humides sont pour la pluspart des éleveurs nomades ou semis nomades. Certains d’entre eux pratiquent de l’agriculture saisonnière de subsistance. Leurs terres sont menacées par plusieurs facteurs entre autre: – Les changements climatiques – L’avancer du desert – L’utilisation abusive de l’eau – Utilisation des grandes espaces agricoles – Non respect des couloires de transhumance – Coupe des bois – Etc. Click here to read the full briefing paper

Estamos perdiendo vertiginosamente la Diversidad Biológica Agrícola

Antecedentes Uno de los mayores retos de la Conferencia de las Partes del Convenio de la Diversidad Biológica y sus componentes, el mayor desafio es la toma de decisión de las COPs, y sus órganos subsidiarios para tener un programa que frene la pérdida de la diversidad biológica agricola. No deberia ser œnicamente el rol de los Pueblos Indigenas, las comunidades locales. Peque–os agricultores y otros proveedores de alimentos que trabajan con la naturaleza para asegurar las fuentes de alimento. Hemos conservado la diversidad biológica agricola por muchos a–os adaptandonos a las necesidades y condiciones cambiantes, incluyendo la variabilidad climática ...

Strategy Protected Area Paper: The Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10)

Introduction Biodiversity is the earth’s life support system. It forms Indigenous and Local communities’ (ILCs) livelihoods and spiritual being and hence it is our life. Protected areas (PAs) are a key tool for the conservation of biodiversity and hence the need to protect their integrity. Protected areas currently covers 12% of the earth’s land surface and in Sub-Saharan Africa national parks and game reserves over a million km2 (1000 000 km2). Most of these areas have been resided by ILCs over millennia. To this end ILCs are and have been custodians of natural resources in and around these PAs. This ...