FPIC

FAO-MANUAL FOR PROJECT PRACTITIONERS: Free Prior and Informed Consent; an indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities

This Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed as a tool for project practitioners (herein referred as project managers) for a broad range of projects and programmes (hereinafter to be referred to as projects) of any development organization, by providing information about the right to FPIC and how it can be implemented in six steps. …

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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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Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

This manual is designed for trainers and facilitators to use as a guide when conducting training for indigenous communities on FPIC. The manual consists of eight modules that provides the concept and principles of FPIC; enumerates provisions of international legal instruments on FPIC; mentions safeguard policies of international financial institutions; presents the national legal framework …

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[UN Global Compact-Good Practice Note] Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the Role of Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Historically, companies have faced significant challenges when managing their relationships with indigenous peoples. As businesses operate in increasingly remote areas, their ability to act in a manner respectful of the rights of indigenous peoples will only grow in importance. Indeed, companies face particularly acute challenges when operating on or near traditional indigenous lands. This is …

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Access to Remedy: Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were endorsed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2011. They consist of three pillars aimed at ensuring compliance with human rights in the context of corporate activities. The first pillar is specifically targeted at States and reaffirms their duty to protect human rights, including those …

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[FAO Governance of Tenure Technical Guides] Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent

The Guidelines state that responsible investments should do no harm, safeguard against dispossession of legitimate tenure right holders and environmental damage, and should respect human rights. This technical guide on Respecting free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) sets out practical actions for government agencies to respect and protect FPIC and for civil society organizations, land …

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Rights in Action: Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous Peoples

This community-friendly animation video explains the concepts and mechanisms of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) through a story of interaction between indigenous peoples and people requesting their consent for new development. Free, Prior and Informed Consent is a core principle of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to guide collective …

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A Training Manual on “Advocacy, Lobbying and Negotiation Skills for Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change and REDD+”

While indigenous peoples’ low carbon lifestyles contribute little to climate change, it is on our ancestral lands that impacts of global climate change are first felt. The ways that indigenous peoples have sustainably managed natural resources for hundreds of years can help mitigate climate change impacts. Given this wisdom, indigenous peoples should play central roles …

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INDONESIA: Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle for their Homeland

Land, Territory and natural resources are not only viewied as an economic resource for the survival of indigenous peoples, but also identity. The identity of an existence that is contained within a value system: social, cultural and spiritual, inherited from generation to generation. Many of the permit issued by central and local goverment are without …

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