Statements – Countries

AIPP condemn the barbaric attack on Indigenous Munda people in Satkhira district of Bangladesh

Date: 25 August 2022 The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) vehemently condemn the motivated and organised attack on Munda Indigenous People in Bangladesh on 19th August 2022. This kind of heinous crime has no place in a civilized society and cannot be condoned and the perpetrators must be brought to justice immediately. It is reported that …

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Declaration of Indigenous Peoples of North-East India

“In Unity with our Ancestors, for the Rights of our Children”9th August, Dimapur, Nagaland We stand here today because of our ancestors who have walked before us, and we hold our responsibilities to those who will follow us as sacred, and we recognize and thank the Indigenous People on whose land we meet today. We …

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EMRIP15: Agenda Item 6 – Country Engagement

15th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Fifteenth session 04–08 July 2022Geneva, Switzerland Agenda Item 6: Country Engagement Statement on behalf of Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Presented by – Rojieka Mahin Thank you, Mr Chair/Madam Chairperson, I would like to thank the EMRIP for the session on Country Engagement, which is …

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EMRIP15: Agenda Item 9 – Thematic discussion on Violence against Indigenous Women

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Fifteenth session 04–08 July 2022Geneva, Switzerland Agenda Item 9: Thematic discussion on Violence against Indigenous Women Statement on behalf of Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus,Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Imti Respected Chair, I am Dr. Elizabeth Imti of Network of Indigenous Women in Asia, presenting the statement on behalf …

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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, and their critical role in protected and conserved areas

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, and their critical role in protected and conserved areas “2nd Asia Parks Congress: Parks for Nature and People” Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 26 May 2022 Gam A. Shimray Thank you, moderator, Distinguished delegates and Indigenous brothers and sisters. This is the first time that Indigenous Peoples and local communities from …

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CONDEMNATION OF STATE SPONSORED VIOLENCE ON UNARMED CIVILIANS IN NAGALAND, INDIA

10th December 2021 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), unequivocally condemn the blatant disregard for the human rights of Indigenous Peoples in Nagaland in the recent extrajudicial killings of fourteen civilians by Indian security forces during an ‘operation’ in Oting under Tizit sub-division of Mon district in …

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Network of Indigenous Women in Asia (NIWA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) condemns the coercion and threats against the relatives of Indigenous Women leader, Ms. Bai Bibyaon

Bai Bibyaon, who is also known as Mothers of the Lumads is the first and only Chieftain in the history of Monobo people of Philippines. Since1994, she has been a leader and environmentalist advocating the rights of indigenous people’s collective right over the land and natural resources of Pantaron Mountain Range. She has been in …

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In solidarity with the Karen Indigenous Peoples of Thailand against the Declaration of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) as a World Heritage Site

Date 31 July 2021 We Support “World Heritage, Blood Heritage” Campaign! In solidarity with the Karen Indigenous Peoples of Thailand against the Declaration of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) as a World Heritage Site We object in the strongest terms to the declaration of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), the ancestral lands of the Karen …

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Urgent Appeal to the Government of Thailand to Extend Humanitarian Assistance to the Victims Seeking Protection at the Thai-Myanmar Border

Since the 1 February military coup and the declaration of the long state of emergency in Myanmar, over 600 people including Indigenous Peoples have been killed by the Myanmar Military in violent and systematic crackdowns on peaceful pro-democracy protests. The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar has said the military …

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Open Letter to Ministry of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, Bangladesh

Bir BahadurUshwe Sing MP, MinisterMinistry of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs,BangladeshSecretariatBuilding, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh SUBJECT: PROTECT THE INDIGENOUS MRO PEOPLE FROM FORCED EVICTION December 1st, 2020 Honorable Minister Sing, With this letter we, the undersigned organisations, wish to express our concern and show our solidarity with the Indigenous Mro communities, who right now are facing …

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