AIPP’s Latest Publications

Delivering on the Paris Promises: Combating Climate Change while Protecting Rights

The negotiations of the Paris Rule Book are critical to ensuring that the promises made in the Paris Agreement will be met – including the commitment of governments to respect, protect and take into consideration existing human rights obligations. To enhance the likelihood that the Paris Agreement is effectively implemented, when developing the Paris Rule Book, parties should fully integrate human rights and the social and environmental principles reaffirmed in the preamble, including the rights of indigenous peoples, public participation, gender equality, safeguarding food security and ending hunger, a just transition, and ecosystem integrity. As described in this briefing paper, ...

Leaving no one behind: Practical guide for Indigenous Peoples

  The main objective of this practical guide is to provide some basic information for indigenous peoples about the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development in a simpler and easy-to-understand way. This practical guide also gives concrete guidance on how indigenous peoples can engage in the 2030 Agenda processes from national to global level. Click here to download the practical guide in [English] [Bahasa Malaysia] [Bahasa Indonesia]

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 ...

Training Manual on GPS Mapping

This training manual aims to provide a general guide on GPS mapping for indigenous organizations and communities and support groups conducting or intending to conduct community mapping in their areas. The manual is expected to help and support the trainers and trainees to understand the technicality of GPS mapping in a simple and easy way. Since this is a general GPS guide, each country needs to be mindful of the legal procedures and requirement for the submission of community maps for registration and legal recognition. We hope that through the conduct of community mapping, the assertion for the recognition and ...

Outcome Documents: Dialogue Meeting on Enhanced IPs Participation at the UN and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)

This resource covers the following: Outcome Documents: Dialogue Meeting on Enhanced IPs Participation at the UN and the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) DOWNLOAD FULL DOCUMENT. DOWNLOAD BAHASA MALAYSIA VERSION DOWNLOAD BAHASA INDONESIA VERSION DOWNLOAD NEPALI VERSION DOWNLOAD TETUM VERSION DOWNLOAD CHINESE VERSION DOWNLOAD ILOCANO VERSION DOWNLOAD JAPANESE VERSION DOWNLOAD BENGALI VERSION

HerStory 3: Championing Community Land Rights and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Asia

This book, as a compilation of indigenous women’s “her stories”, is a reflection of the conditions and struggles on the ground of indigenous women. They are the stories of Katima, Jannie, Endena, and 13 other indigenous women who are extraordinary women in their own right. They are in the hearts and minds of other women and villagers because of their suffering, struggles, sacrifices, commitments, dedication and lifetime achievements in advancing the dignity of women and indigenous peoples. This is now the third volume of her stories to be produced by AIPP to amplify the voices and struggles on indigenous women across Asia. This year we are focussing on indigenous ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons for other indigenous groups and communities around the world to learn from. The study covers six Asian countries namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and India with the contribution of AIPP members and partners such as Highlanders Association, Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Philippine Association ...

Indonesia: Case study on “Mobilization, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities”

In 2003, fifteen indigenous Pagu communities of North Maluku, Indonesia, started opposing the expanding gold mining activities in their territories, as these activities were causing the contamination of water sources and the ecosystem. With the support of AMAN and AIPP, the communities mapped their territories, mobilised wide support to save the ecosystem of Kao Bay, and filed a petition to revoke the license of the mining company. This prompted the local government to review their mining regulation in indigenous peoples’ territories. In 2013, the government recognised the Pagu communities’ land rights in the contested mining area. Click here to download publication.