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Indigenous Peoples’ Statement – ASEAN People’s Forum 2019

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) clearly describes the collective and individual rights of indigenous peoples and the obligation of states to respect, protect and fulfill these rights. However, as noted below, the realities on the ground indicate that ASEAN member states have failed to implement the UNDRIP. Human Rights, Democracy …

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ASEAN Study: CAMBODIA

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) would like to express its deep appreciation for the support extended by IWGIA, not only financially but also the understanding it has given in the face of challenges faced in making this report come to fruition. This study will provide a background history of Cambodia’s indigenous peoples, their profile …

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ASEAN Study: LAOS

This study provides a brief history of Laos indigenous peoples, their profile in the country (including groups of indigenous peoples; population; geographical location; brief information on their economic systems; customary institutions; natural resources management and human rights concerns ), their current legal status in the country, laws, policies, programs and mechanisms applicable to them (including …

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Overview of the State of Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Two-thirds of the approximate 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are in Asia, enriching the region’s enormous cultural and linguistic diversity. They have strong cultural attachment to and livelihood dependence on land, forests and waters, and the natural resources therein. They have unique collective historical connections with, and ownership of their territories that have continuously been …

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Indigenous Media, Freedom of Expression and Right to Information: ASEAN Scenario

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand on August 8, 1967 with the purpose of accelerating economic, social and cultural development through joint endeavors in the spirit of equality and partnership. ASEAN also endeavors to promote peace and stability in the region through abiding respect …

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Mining the Womb of the Earth: Struggles of Indigenous Women Against Destructive Mining

This publication is a collection of stories of struggle of some indigenous women in Asia who directly face the negative impacts of mining. These testimonies have been shared earlier in the following fora: 1. National Consultation Workshop on ASEAN Mechanisms, Corporate Social Responsibilities and Indigenous Peoples, Baguio City, Philippines, 13 – 14 November 2010 2. …

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ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and Indigenous Peoples

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is the overarching human rights institution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with the overall responsibility of promoting and protecting human rights in the region. Though the mandate of AICHR is presently limited, it provides certain opportunities for indigenous peoples to engage with AICHR to …

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Indigenous Peoples and Corporate Accountability in the ASEAN

This report has been collectively developed by indigenous peoples organizations in Southeast Asia and the Regional Secretariat of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact through the guidance of the Secretary-General, Joan Carling. Click here to download this report. Like this article? Share on facebook Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share on Twitter Share on linkedin …

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ASEAN, Climate Change, REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples

Many Indigenous Peoples fear that the implementation of REDD+ may have the same impacts to them as the imposition of conservation areas such as national parks. They are apprehensive about implementing REDD+ because such imposition has led to conflicts, physical and economic displacements, food insecurity and loss of income, and loss of biodiversity and traditional …

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