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Intervention to the Round Table Discussion on Enhanced Participation of Indigenous Peoples

Thank you Madam. Co-chair Excellencies, Distinguished dignitaries, leaders of Indigenous Peoples! First of all, I endorsed the Quito Outcome Document 2020, outcome document of WCIP 2014, and initiation of EMRIP, UNPFII, and the Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples on enhanced participation of Indigenous Peoples. And I would like to endorse the written Statement submitted by …

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Assessing the Impacts of Advocacy Initiatives On Indigenous Peoples’ Development Agenda in Nepal

Focusing on the Fifteenth Five-Year Plan 2019/20- 2023/24 The indigenous peoples of Nepal have been constantly advocating for inclusive and justifiable development in the nation. It is plausible to maintain inclusive democracy, equality and prosperity. Nepal has witnessed discrimination and oppression against historically marginalized communities based on ethnicity, race, sex, region, religion. Indigenous Peoples of …

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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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Indonesia: Uphold Article 18b-2 of the Indonesian Constitution of 1945 and the Constitutional Court Decision no. 35 of 2012 to Recognise the Cek Bocek community as Indigenous Peoples/Masyarakat Adat

Solidarity Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s IPHRD Exchange 2018 Participants to Cek Bocek In 1935, during the Dutch colonization, the indigenous Cek Bocek were forced to relocate from Selesek Suri village to Lawin village.  Even though they are moved, they still go back and forth to maintain their farm and observe religious practice …

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Nepal: When economic development destroys indigenous peoples’ livelihood

The Indigenous World 2018 finds that one of the biggest global threats against indigenous peoples is land-grabbing. Indigenous peoples in Nepal are experiencing this first hand as their livelihood is threatened when they are evicted from their ancestors’ land due to large-scale investments and infrastructure projects. Every year, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) provides …

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Nepal: Police must refrain from using unnecessary force against peaceful demonstrations of Kathmandu’s road expansion affected communities

For immediate release7 September 2017 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) calls on Nepal Police to refrain from using unnecessary force against peaceful demonstrations of communities affected by road expansion in Kathmandu. Dozens of demonstrators, including at least two women, were injured on Tuesday after police baton-charged and booted them during a rally of the affected communities. …

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HLPF: Indigenous representatives from Asia stress on guaranteeing land rights for achieving Sustainable Development Goals at the High-Level Political Forum 2017

Public Statement New York, 10 July 2017 – Fifteen indigenous peoples’ representatives from various Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Malaysia are participating in the HLPF this year taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 10 to 19 July 2017 under the theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. …

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EMRIP9: Agenda Item 3 – Follow-up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, including the review of the mandate of the Expert Mechanism

Ninth session of Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)Geneva, Switzerland, 11-15, July, 2016 Mr. Chair, Distinguished representatives, Indigenous brothers and sisters.I am Dev Kumar Sunuwar, representing ‘Indigenous Media Foundation and Lawyers’ Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP). I was one of the OHCHR indigenous fellows in 2010. On behalf …

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Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network in Asia

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact [AIPP] wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who were involved in the evaluation of Project EIDHR/2011/266456 which was funded by the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights [EIDHR]. AIPP deeply appreciates the dedicated cooperation and facilitation made by LAHURNIP in Nepal and the ICSO and CIYA …

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