STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE -September 28, 2009 STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE DELIVERED BY ESTEBANCIO CASTRO DIAZ, CO-CHAIR AT THE OPENING PLENARY OF SEVENTH SESSION OF AWG-LCA BANGKOK, THAILAND 28 September 2009 Thank you Mr. Chair for allowing the Indigenous Peoples to deliver a statement at this opening plenary. However, indigenous peoples concerns and views have not been seriously addressed in the climate negotiation processes, least of all those from indigenous women and youth.
Statements & Urgent Appeals
With reference to the attempted murder of Ms. Anjali Daimary, the AIPP has condemned the dastardly act of the miscreants and has submitted a letter of concern to the following authorities in India: 1) Chairperson of the Assam State Human Rights Commission 2) Chief Minister of Assam 3) National Human Rights Commission of India 4) Prime Minister of India 5) Home Minister of India Sub: Letter of concern The Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) strongly condemns the attempted murder of Ms. Anjali Daimary, the President of Boro Women’s Justice Forum (BWJF) and a prominent human rights defender.
Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights Press Statement Thirty one years down the line, on the 9th of September 1978, the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) was formed based on the universal belief that; “violation of human rights in any part of the world is a threat to the human race as a whole and protection and promotion of human rights anywhere is a concern of all”, and declared to take upon itself the task of initiating organized struggle to protect and promote the basic human rights of the Naga people. It was at a time when Indian ...