Statements

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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Joint Statement On International Day Of The World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2022

RECLAIMING OUR POWER We at Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Network of Indigenous Women in Asia (NIWA), Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKPA), Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP), Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD) and Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN) have come together in solidarity with all indigenous women in Asia to reclaim …

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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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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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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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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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