Programmes

Indigenous Peoples in Asia to Celebrate the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

The UN General Assembly first marked 9 August as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in 1994, as part of the first year celebration of the first UN Decade for Indigenous Peoples. For 21 years, the indigenous peoples have been gaining landmark achievements at the global level with the establishments of the establishment of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2000, the appointment of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in September 2007, the establishment of the UN Expert Mechanism on the ...

Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network in Asia

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact [AIPP] wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who were involved in the evaluation of Project EIDHR/2011/266456 which was funded by the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights [EIDHR]. AIPP deeply appreciates the dedicated cooperation and facilitation made by LAHURNIP in Nepal and the ICSO and CIYA in Cambodia, which made possible all the interactions of the evaluation team with the IPHRDs, their communities and the AIPP members. This evaluation would not have been successfully accomplished without them. To Vanda Altarelli, AIPP wishes to thank her for the concise and frank assessment ...

Asia indigenous representatives support Baram Dam blockade

July 14, 2015. Miri, Sarawak – Around 30 indigenous peoples’ leaders from different countries all over Asia traveled to the blockade site at Kilometer 15 to support the people’s opposition to the construction of the Baram Dam. The indigenous leaders, representing the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), joined the Baram people in their call to stop all plans to build the Baram dam because it would displace some 20,000 indigenous peoples from 26 villages and destroy their land, life and resources that they depend on for their survival.

FAO and partners’ joint studies call for indigenous people’s rights for shifting cultivation in harmony with environmental sustainability

17/6/2015, Bangkok, Thailand. A new publication launched today is calling for better recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to shifting cultivation practices in countries of the Asia-Pacific region in order to ensure indigenous people are food-secure in coming years. FAO, in collaboration with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), has published seven case studies of indigenous peoples in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal and Thailand.

Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Climate Change – Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives

Organized by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation (AIPP) and International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) at the Bonn Climate Change Conference   From L-R: Lakpa Nuri Sherpa Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP); Victoria Tauli Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Esupat David Songoi, Longido Community Development Organization, Tanzania; and Rodon Sulyandziga, Center for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of North Russia Moderated by Lakpa Nuri Sherpa, AIPP, participants at this event considered the implications of climate change mitigation actions on Indigenous Peoples’ rights, and discussed the importance of human rights language in the Paris agreement in ...