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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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UNDER THE COVER OF COVID : New Laws in Asia Favor Business at the Cost of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Land and Territorial Rights

The planet is facing an unprecedented global health crisis as a result of COVID-19. As of September 29, over 1 million people have died from the virus. A protracted pandemic is increasingly likely as the initial health crisis begins to transform into compounded food security and economic crises. Among some of the most vulnerable groups …

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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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Nepal: Free, Prior, And Informed Consent Protocol

An Indigenous expert, the FPIC & Rights Forum, NEFIN-Lamjung, and LAHURNIP jointly carried out field work in Dhamil Kuwa and Archalbot in Lamjung among non-Indigenous communities, and in Ghermu in Lamjung and Taal in Manang among Indigenous Peoples from 24 to 29 April 2019. Accountability Counsel, as requested by LAHURNIP, researched and shared FPIC protocols, …

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Climate Justice for Indigenous Women: Urgency and Way Forward

This policy brief is the outcome of the researches on ‘Climate and Gender Justice for Indigenous Women’ conducted in four countries namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (Mishkin 2019; Sen 2019; SODA 2019; Van 2019; Zin 2019) and Climate Smart Women Connect (CSWC) conference held in Bangkok from 2-4 December 2019. The commissioned researches brought …

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EMRIP12: Joint Statement to the 12 Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on “Conservation and Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

Joint Statement to the 12 Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on“Conservation and Rights of Indigenous Peoples” Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Delivered by: Nalori Dhammei Chakma We, indigenous peoples in Asia, have been conserving our mountains, forests, rivers, seas, rangelands and deserts for millennia …

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Advancing the respect and recognition of Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKAPA)

Community Based Monitoring and Information System (CBMIS) and Mapping Community-based monitoring and information system (CBMIS) is not a new practice in global movement for Indigenous Peoples’ rights. For indigenous communities, it refers to any approaches and tools they have been implementing to manage and document their lands, territories and resources. One common CBMIS practice in …

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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)’s Handbook: Extractive Industries and Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous

The first part of the Handbook gives an overview of extractive industries and mining in Southeast Asia. It reviews national legal frameworks in relation to mining and indigenous peoples, particularly in Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia. The three countries were selected as the focus of this handbook because of the significant contribution of mining to the …

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UNPFII18: Statement to the 18th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and engagement with the Indigenous Peoples

Under Agenda Item 6: Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples By Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Thank you, Sir Moderator, In this dialogue, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Forum to the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework and engagement with the Indigenous Peoples. We would like to recall the …

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