Statements

Statement on International Human Rights Day

It was on the 10th of December 1948 that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and hence forth this day has been observed as Human Rights Day every year. Human Rights is an inalienable rights entitled to as a human being regardless of any social, political, gender, economic locations anyone may come from. …

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Independent report on WWF-linked human rights abuses shows conservation sector needs root and branch change

Killings, torture, sexual and physical violence and intimidation have no place in conservation A report commissioned due to intense media pressure reveals systemic problems resulting in violence and abuse in protected areas managed or supported by WWF and major problems in WWF’s organisational approach to human rights Systematic denial of traditional and customary rights to …

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Joint Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation and Networks of Indigenous Women in Asia: On Silenced issues of Violence against Indigenous Women at the time of Covid Pandemic

16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, 2020 Joint Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation and Networks of Indigenous Women in Asia  On Silenced issues of Violence against Indigenous Women at the time of Covid Pandemic   Triple discrimination based on ethnicity, gender and class against Indigenous Women has always intensified in the …

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Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet

9th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights “Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet” From the 16th to 18th of November, 2020 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s Statement The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the UN Working Group on Business …

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Indigenous communities in Nepal launch Free, Prior, and Informed Consent protocol for EIB-funded Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line

Press Release: KATHMANDU, 8 October 2020 – Today, Indigenous communities affected by the 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line in Nepal call on their government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to seektheir Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in accordance with a protocol they are releasing detailing the FPIC process. “The Nepal Electricity Authority …

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Statement on the International Youth Day 2020

12th August 2020 Since the declaration of the International Youth Day by the General Assembly, every year on the 12 August, youths and youth organizations around the world celebrate this special day through organizing diverse events. We, Indigenous People in Asia, believes that the observation of the International Youth Day drives the Indigenous Youths to …

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Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020

9th August 2020 It was on the 9th of August 1982 that the first session of the Working Group on Indigenous Population was held. Subsequently, this same day (9th August) was declared as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 23 December 1994. At the outset, I would like to congratulate our Indigenous …

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Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments 21 July 2020

Your excellencies, We, the undersigned 33 civil society organizations and multi-stakeholder initiatives, representing both companies and civil society, urge the Governments of Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to echo the European Union (EU) in its …

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HLPF: Indigenous Women’s Collective Statement For High Level Political Forum 2020

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) in collaboration with Asia Indigenous Women Network (AIWN), Bai Indigenous Women’s Network, Philippines, International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), MADRE, National Indigenous Women’s Federation (NIWF), Nepal, OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia, PEREMPUAN AMAN, Indonesia and VOICE organized a formal virtual side event on ‘Indigenous Women in COVID-19 to SDGs achievement: …

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