Statements – Global

EMRIP15: Agenda Item 7 – International Decade of Indigenous Languages

15th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 04–08 July 2022Geneva, Switzerland Agenda Item 7: International Decade of Indigenous Languages Statement on behalf of Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus,Presented by Mrinal Kanti Tripura Respected  Chair, We, the Indigenous People in Asia, welcome the United Nations’ General Assembly’s declaration of 2022-2032 as the …

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EMRIP15: Item 3 – Study on Treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, between indigenous peoples and States, including peace accords and reconciliation initiatives, and their constitutional recognition

15th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples04–08 July 2022Geneva, SwitzerlandItem 3: Study on Treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, between indigenous peoples and States, including peace accords and reconciliation initiatives, and their constitutional recognition Statement on behalf of Asia Indigenous Peoples CaucusPresented byGam A. Shimray Respected Chair, I am presenting …

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PRESS RELEASE: Failure to recognise indigenous rights will derail achievement of global climate pledges: case studies from Asia

A new study reveals that Nationally Determined Contributions, a cornerstone of the international framework aimed at addressing climate change, are likely to fail unless indigenous peoples’ rights to their land, forests, waters and territorial management are included. As representatives of governments meet for the Bonn Climate Change Conference over the next two weeks with hopes …

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Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group on the Agenda Item 2b Review of the Regional Progress of the SDGs

Thank you very much Dear Chair for this intervention opportunity Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen  I am Prem Singh Tharu from Nepal speaking on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples constituency of the APRCEM and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). The pandemic exposed the inequalities and discrimination faced by Indigenous Peoples in access to …

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A Statement by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact on International Mother Language Day, 2022

AIPP theme: “Our roots, our languages! Mother tongue-based education for our future!” We begin the statement with the quotes from Assembly of First Nation (AFN) national chief Perry Bellegarde, “The International Decade of Indigenous Languages demonstrates a strong international commitment to restore, support, and strengthen Indigenous languages. Our languages are our identity, our wisdom, our …

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Statement by Indigenous Peoples Representatives at UNEA 5.2 28 February 2022, Nairobi, Kenya

Thank you Chair for giving the opportunity Excellencies, Distinguished Delegations, and Ladies and Gentlemen I am Prem Singh Tharu from Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact representing Indigenous Peoples Major Group. Indigenous Peoples (IPs) would like to congratulate the UNEP on the auspicious occasion of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UN Environment Programme ([email protected]). We also …

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One Year after the Illegitimate Military Coup in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar: Joint LGBTIQ+ Civil Society Statement

We will never forget. It has been a year since the violent and illegitimate occupation of the democratically elected government by Myanmar’s military junta on 1 February 2021. This was at a period when the people were at their most vulnerable, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It was and still is a grave and utter betrayal …

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Joint Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation and Network of Indigenous women in Asia (NIWA) on Violence against Indigenous women and girls

16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, 2021 It is evident that Indigenous women around the globe over-represent victims of sexual harassment and gender-based violence with limited access to justice system. Indigenous women’s susceptibility to violence is high due to out migration from their community for work or education. In addition to it, high …

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Joint Statement Women Leaders and Their Journey to Environmental Justice

September 14th, 2021 Today, the women activists, community members, practitioners, and journalists, representing 4 countries in the Mekong and Asia region are gathered virtually for the Global South Women Forum 2021. We, at Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Oxfam, Network of Indigenous Women in Asia, Green ID, Indigenous Women’s Network in Thailand, Gender Development Association, Weaving …

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Leaving no one behind: Indigenous Peoples and the call for a new social contract

Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9th August 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic and rapid shrinking of democratic space in Asia have exposed the underlying deep fractures in human society. The fragility of our world and the risks we have ignored for decades have been laid bare. It is for us to …

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