Publications

[UNDP] Social and Environmental Screening Procedure

Social and environmental sustainability are fundamental to the achievement of development outcomes and shall be systematically mainstreamed into UNDP’s Programme and Project Management Cycles. UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards (SES)1 underpin and demonstrate this commitment. The SES, as approved in June 2014 by UNDP’s Organizational Performance Group and effective 1 January 2015, require that all …

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FAO-MANUAL FOR PROJECT PRACTITIONERS: Free Prior and Informed Consent; an indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities

This Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed as a tool for project practitioners (herein referred as project managers) for a broad range of projects and programmes (hereinafter to be referred to as projects) of any development organization, by providing information about the right to FPIC and how it can be implemented in six steps. …

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Indigenous Women and Human Trafficking in the Mekong Region: Policy Overview and Community Response

In 2015, with the support of Oxfam, AIPP conducted an investigation into the status of trafficking of indigenous women in the Mekong region. The results served as a preliminary analysis of current government and non-government policies and the responses of the affected communities. The study engaged the perspectives of 15 respondents; from community members and …

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Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are moving ahead with REDD+ preparation, the awareness raising and capacity building of rights holders and their organizations for policy advocacy is very important. In this context, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), with the support of the UN-REDD Programme, joined …

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Our Lifeways, Our Survival: Indigenous Peoples Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources

For indigenous peoples, lands, territories and resources are fundamental to their existence not only because those are the basis for their livelihoods but also are related to their culture, identity, traditional knowledge, customary laws and spiritual belief. This relationship has existed since time immemorial. Because of the interdependent relationship between indigenous peoples and their surround …

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Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia and the results of the regional preparatory meeting of Asia indigenous peoples for the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21). This regional preparatory meeting which was organised by Asia Indigenous …

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Mining, the Aluminium Industry, and Indigenous Peoples: Enhancing Corporate Respect for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

There is now increasing global attention on how to change “business as usual” practices of corporations so that they account for environmental sustainability, ensure respect for human rights and contribute to equitable development. Finding ways to ensure that corporations respect and support the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples remains a challenge in securing …

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Indigenous peoples human rights defenders field handbook on human rights documentation and advocacy

This Handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous peoples’ collective rights, and use the data gathered for advocacy. The concern for documentation or conducting fact-finding activities related to human rights violations has intensified due to the increasing cases of human rights violations and aggression committed against indigenous peoples, …

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