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Asia Regional Preparatory Meeting 2009 Narrative Report

The Asia Regional Preparatory meeting was held from 3rd to 7th of April, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) and hosted by Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia (JOAS) and funded by IWGIA, Tebtebba, ILO PRO 169 and UNDP-CHTDF. The meeting was well attended by 59 indigenous representatives and supporters from 11 Asian countries

Experiences and lessons learned concerning the implementation of IPs’ rights

Asia is home to the majority of the world’s indigenous peoples, comprising at least 150 million and thousands of unique cultures, languages and livelihood systems. Most indigenous peoples in Asia are facing rapid and overwhelming changes in their societies and livelihood strategies, making them particularly vulnerable to poverty and other forms of marginalisation and exploitation, such as hazardous work, trafficking, as well as child and forced labour……

Women against War!

Stop human rights abuse of women, and uphold gender equality and non-discrimination in Sri Lanka We are deeply concerned of the gravity of humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, particularly in the north of Sri Lanka which has been reported on by the local and international media, civil society organisations, International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN including by the Secretary general and his senior Humanitarian officer Sir John Holmes despite the denial and control of access of media to the conflict zones by the Sri Lankan government. 

International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 111

Jens Dying Christensen            ILO Convention 111 is a fundamental ILO convention and its main instrument on discrimination. It was adopted in 1958 and has since been ratified by 165 countries, including several in Asia. The goal is to promote equality of opportunity and treatment in employment and occupation, with a view to eliminating discrimination.

Indigenous Development, Decolonization and Food Security

Datu Migketay Victorino L. Saway   Talaandig Community Leader   (Philippines)   INTRODUCTION   This paper hopes to provide a framework for development in the context of the struggles of the local and Indigenous Peoples for the recognition, protection and promotion or growth of their cultures and identity as peoples. A development framework is crucial to the survival of the indigenous peoples because it will set the parameters of their engagement with the external world amidst globalization and modernization.