AIPP’s Latest Publications

Info Poster on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Rights to Land, Territories and Resources

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“The land and territories we are living in is a natural blessing from our creator and a legacy for our future generations. And no matter how good the rehabilitation and resettlement programme is, it will never be able to replace the blessings we have received from our land.” – Mapithel Dam affected Naga villager, Northeast India Indigenous peoples have distinct spiritual relationship with their traditional lands, territories, waters and other resources and they have the right to maintain and strengthen that relationship. This latest AIPP info poster simplifies the related articles of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous ...

Info Poster on ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and Indigenous Peoples

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is the overarching human rights institution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with the overall responsibility of promoting and protecting human rights in the region. Though the mandate of AICHR is presently limited, it provides certain opportunities for indigenous peoples to engage with AICHR to raise their concerns and issues and there has been some engagement of indigenous peoples with the ASEAN and the AICHR. The AIPP, in this info poster produced with support from FORUM-ASIA, looks into the AICHR, its purposes, mandate and limitations and opportunities for indigenous peoples ...

Info Poster on Indigenous Knowledge

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Indigenous Knowledge Indigenous Knowledge is the knowledge held collectively by an indigenous community. It is both founded upon generations of experience and wisdom and enriched by more recent experiences, thus giving rise to ingenious innovations. Except for knowledge that are sacred and held by some individuals (e.g. by the Shamans) as custodians of those knowledge, all knowledge are accessible to members of the community. There is no real separation between our knowledge and practice – both are woven into a seamless relationship with our ...

Info Poster on UNDRIP and FPIC

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) FPIC is the right of indigenous peoples to be fully informed and to reject or give their consent based on their own collective decision making process to any project or programmes and law that concerns them. With sufficient time, all important facts must be shared to the community where they can base their decision and agreement by the people is without force or manipulation by outside parties or the state. Click here to see the Poster

Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change & REDD – Info Poster

What is Climate Change? Any change in global temperatures and precipitation over time largely due to human activities that are emitting “green house gases” GHG – mainly carbon dioxide. The accumulation of “green house gases” (GHGs) in the atmosphere, which traps the heat that comes into the earth, is then causing global warming. The impacts of climate change are then felt in all parts of the globe through the unpredictable weather patterns, long droughts, massive flooding, and tsunami, among others. Indigenous peoples who have the least contribution to global warming with their simple, low carbon-lifestyles, are now suffering from the ...

The United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Info Poster

In order to ensure the survival of viable indigenous communities, the natural environment and resource management practices on which they depend, indigenous communities not only need to strengthen their identity, self-confidence and knowledge, but also to acquire additional knowledge and skills to meet the challenges they are confronted with in their daily life.

Info Poster on Indigenous Peoples in Asia: Common Experiences and Issues

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As identified by the participants at the workshop on The Concept of Indigenous Peoples in Asia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 1-3, 2006 We are the indigenous peoples of Asia. We have lived in our territories alongside other peoples who in the course of history have come to dominate  us. Our history has been questioned and our identity as indigenous peoples has been denied. As a result, our land, territories and resources have also been appropriated or made vulnerable. We, the indigenous peoples of Asia, draw our unity and solidarity and experiences and issues that we have in common. We have ...

AIPP Annual Report 2010

Executive Summary The year 2010 was a year of significant growth and consolidation for AIPP. The implementation of its programs was not only sustained but was expanded in scope and level of activities as well, directly contributing to the greater visibility of AIPP at the national, regional and international levels. At the same time, the functions of the governance structures of AIPP and its interaction with member-organizations were regularized. In the process, AIPP has become more dynamic in responding to key developments, issues and concerns of indigenous peoples in Asia. These achievements have contributed significantly towards the attainment of the ...

AIPP Annual Report 2009

Introduction The year 2009 was a very busy and challenging year for AIPP. There were a number of major developments at the global and regional levels to which AIPP responded, while the situations of indigenous peoples at the national levels differed and demanded different types of response and approaches. The regional secretariat, the Executive Council and the members took on some of the key challenges by conducting several relevant activities in addition to the regular programme activities of AIPP. This annual report provides the details of activities implemented in 2009 under the section of programme implementation. Highlighted in this introductory ...

AIPP Annual Report 2008

INTRODUCTION This report provides the description of activities implemented for the whole year of 2008. The presentation is by programme activities, including networking activities conducted by each of the programmes. These programmes are: 1) Human Rights Campaigns, and Policy Advocacy (HRCPA); 2) Regional Capacity Building (RCB); 3) Research and Communications Development; 4) Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity; 5) Women Empowerment; 6) Indigenous Youth and Development; and 7) Organizational Strengthening and Networking. This report also reflects the transition period within AIPP under the section of organizational strengthening. However, programme implementation remains as planned within the strategic programme for 2006-2008. After the successful ...