Environment

Delivering on the Paris Promises: Combating Climate Change while Protecting Rights

The negotiations of the Paris Rule Book are critical to ensuring that the promises made in the Paris Agreement will be met – including the commitment of governments to respect, protect and take into consideration existing human rights obligations. To enhance the likelihood that the Paris Agreement is effectively implemented, when developing the Paris Rule …

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EMRIP9: Statement on the right to health, focusing on youth and children

9th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 11 – 15 July 2016 Agenda Item No. 5: Right to health, focusing on youth and children Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Presented by: joyce godio, AIPP Programme Officer, Human Rights Campaign and Policy Advocacy Programme Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. We are …

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India: Urgent attention of WWF called on forced evictions of indigenous Gond people for expansion of Panna Tiger Reserve

4 April 2016, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), along with Prithvi Trust, Dhaatri Resource Centre for Women and Children and other organisations in India, have called on urgent attention of WWF India on the serious threats of forced eviction of indigenous Gond families for expansion of Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, Central India. Presently, more …

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AIPP calls on global support and solidarity to protect indigenous peoples and their lands, territories and resources on International Day of Forests

Press Statement on the Occasion of International Day of Forests WE CALL ON GLOBAL SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY TO PROTECT OUR PEOPLES AND OUR LAND, TERRITORIES AND RESOURCES  For Immediate Release 21 March 2016 The home of the world’s remaining forests, the planet’s biodiversity and rivers are in indigenous peoples’ territories. However, rampant large-scale development projects …

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Gaining Momentum: Building On Our Initiatives And Strengths Towards Securing Our Rights To Forestlands And Resources, Sustainable Forest Management Livelihoods And Food Security

Statement Delivered During Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016February 26, 2016Clark, Pampanga, Philippines We, leaders of organizations of indigenous peoples, local forest based communities and enterprises and family smallholders in 16 countries in Asia thank the organizers of Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016, as well as our apex organizations Asian Farmers Association (AFA), Asia Indigenous Peoples …

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Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are moving ahead with REDD+ preparation, the awareness raising and capacity building of rights holders and their organizations for policy advocacy is very important. In this context, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), with the support of the UN-REDD Programme, joined …

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Climate Initiatives Must Not Include Large Hydropower Projects – NGOs

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), International Rivers, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) 3 December 2015 – In a global manifesto released today, a coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations from 53 countries called on governments and financiers at the Paris climate talks to …

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Malaysia: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AIPP Press release and statement of support to the Baram people

Press releaseAsia indigenous representatives support Baram Dam blockade July 14, 2015. Miri, Sarawak – Around 30 indigenous peoples’ leaders from different countries all over Asia traveled to the blockade site at Kilometer 15 to support the people’s opposition to the construction of the Baram Dam. The indigenous leaders, representing the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), …

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Let our rivers flow! TFIP statement on the occasion of international day of action for rivers

Rivers are an essential part of indigenous peoples’ lives and communities, and have been integral to their holistic development. Rivers form part of the territories of many indigenous peoples and serve as good sources of food and water for household and agricultural uses. Rivers also play a major role in the spirituality and belief systems …

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Banwaondatus: Mining interest leads to human rights violations

Press ReleaseFebruary 2, 2015 Around 207 Banwaonhouseholdsbecame victims of human rights violations as recorded by Karapatan-Caraga due to the ceaseless military operations in four villages in San Luis, Agusan Del Sur, to pave way for the entry of mining companies in the area. Two hundred families involving 969 individuals were forced to evacuate their community …

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